And for the EeePC the answer is yes.
(Don't ask me why almost everything on Linux requires typing 5 to 10 letter acronyms for tasks you never even knew existed.. [growisofs, nifd, mozplugger, fstab-sync ??? And these are just a few of the most popular commands.])
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So I moved to Cutecom, and this works fine.