Well, I finally picked up an Asus Eee PC 1000HA 10″ laptop. It ships with Windows XP Home, which is really fine with me, but you know I need Linux on it.
With another user’s recommendation, I decided to give Arch Linux a try. I know, you KNOW I wanted to use Gentoo, but frankly, I didn’t feel like compiling all that on a1.66GHz Intel Atom processor.
So far I like Arch, it’s easy to use and their wiki is really well done. With only a few hours of messing around, I have a 95% functional system working just about the way I want it.
However, I noticed that for some reason, I had problems getting bash-completion to work with my ssh known_hosts files. After opening it up, I noticed that the IP addresses and host names were all hashed. That kind of sucks. I don’t like performing any unnecessary typing! If this happens to you, check out /etc/ssh/ssh_config:
Seems that was set for me. I hate that. Do yourself a favor and (#) comment that out, or set it to no. That way you can bash-complete any and all hosts that you use on a daily basis.
More on the Eee PC later…