I just installed Ubuntu netbook 10.04 which is pretty recent.
These are the steps i took (i simplified somewhat since i also had to figure things out):
1. Download ubuntu-netbook 10.04. Follow instructions athttp://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download-netbook
and build a USB-stick using their instructions.
2. Download the wireless firmware files and put them on the USB-stick too. There are numerous ways to do that. Using my other ubuntu machine i installed them there first using this command:
apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
Resulting firmware files will be in /lib/firmware/b43.
Copy the b43 directory onto the stick
3. Bring the stick to the Archos-9, boot from it and install ubuntu 10.04
4. Copy the b43 directory from the stick to /lib/firmware
5. Reboot and setup your WIFI network connection
6. You should be in a semi working ubuntu now, in VESA mode.
Install the Poulsbo VGA drivers using this command:
wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1338581/Gma500/ ... o_lucid.sh
&& bash ./poulsbo_lucid.sh
(source of this information: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupport ... rdsPoulsbo
7. I added this section to xorg.conf to be able to use ctrl-alt-backspace in case something goes wrong
Option "DontZap" "False"
8. Reboot: Working poulsbo !! Pretty nice snappy user interface.
9. Open firefox and go tohttp://home.eeti.com.tw/web20/eGalaxTou ... Driver.htm
and download the touchdriver. I used the beta version.
Perform these commands in a terminal shell:
tar vxfz eGalaxTouch-XXXXXXXX.tar.gz
** choose PS/2
** Edit /etc/default/grub and add " i8042.nomux " to the option GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT
** Edit /etc/rc.local and add this before the "exit 0" line:
if ! test -c /dev/serio_raw0 ; then
echo -n "serio_raw" > /sys/bus/serio/devices/serio1/drvctl
10. Reboot system
I hope this helps people!