Wow, I was hoping for some substantive discussion here, not piffle... Looks like I'm the only one actually trying to get this going.
Have the Asus board & Dinovo Edge BT keyboard, running Kubongo 8.10alpha4. Don't bother with 8.04; won't boot as it can not recognize the SATA2 controller.
- Can not boot to the parallelIDE. Must use a SATA optical drive. Can plug a VGA monitor in to see/set BIOS and boot. (despite what the manual says) I have not been able to get video out of HDMI yet.
- Do yourself a favor and delete rc symlink for bluetooth, if BT keyboard; although still must un/replug dongle to make it work on reboot.
- And delete rc symlink for NetworkManager, as the NIC doesn't work with it. Only way I've found to get the network going is to edit /etc/network/interfaces.
-With alpha4 you'll get KDE4.1, so you must relearn alot, but after persevering I find it is fairly functional, although not nearly so as 3.5. As soon as possible do an apt-get update and dist-upgrade. Then install adept, whereupon you'll find it won't run as user; must sudo to run. Now search on KDE and install all the goodies.
- Next you'll want to install the Intel graphics drivers. (intellinuxgraphics.org) After installing many dependencies (devs) I managed to get the driver proper compiled and installed. You will find that now xorg makes the xorg.conf essentially on the fly, and it is not advisable to modify it. So I am unsure how to set the display driver to 'intel'.
- And all instructions everywhere for compiling mesa and drm are just flat wrong. No idea what to do here, as these do not appear compilable. No good to us. This is where I am stuck now. And don't bother trying to compile linux-kernel-2.6.27 right now... it's busted.
My plan is to next install MythTV (if I ever get the drivers compiled), but my only day off is about shot now.