Acer Aspire One 10'' netbook

OpenSuSE 11.1
Anyone with the Acer Aspire One D150 10 inches netbook managed to work hardware
defaults ?
Loud speakers doesn’t works at all, but if I connect headphones, them does
works.
Wifi not even works, card-reader not yet tested.
Anyone installed OpenSuSE 11.1 had some trouble and/or solved/installed
everything ? ( searched with google but no tricks )

James Ogley

This guy hacks on Opensuse and has the same netbook, may want to check his threads to see how he’s gotten some of the hardware working…

Good Luck…

On 2009-03-16, ajmctaggart <ajmctaggart@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
>
> ‘James Ogley’ (http://jamesthevicar.com/blog/)
>
> This guy hacks on Opensuse and has the same netbook, may want to check
> his threads to see how he’s gotten some of the hardware working…
>
> Good Luck…
>

ok James, I’m going to read it

On 2009-03-16, ajmctaggart <ajmctaggart@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
>
> ‘James Ogley’ (http://jamesthevicar.com/blog/)
>
> This guy hacks on Opensuse and has the same netbook, may want to check
> his threads to see how he’s gotten some of the hardware working…
>
> Good Luck…
>
>

nothing to do, it seems it is the 8,9’’ the one of jamesthevicar
I found that yast can’t configure the sound-card.
It says

“the snd-hda-intel module cannot be loaded, this can be due to
invalid modules parameters, like I/O and IRQ parameters”

Acer Aspire One - openSUSE

looks like where the info would be…

Sound
The sound system may not work correctly at first. Using the same method at before with the video (see above), open the /etc/modprobe.d/sound and add this line:

alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel model= acer-aspire

On 2009-03-17, ajmctaggart <ajmctaggart@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
>
> ‘Acer Aspire One - openSUSE’
> (http://en.opensuse.org/OpenSUSE_on_the_Aspire_One)
>
> looks like where the info would be…
>
> Sound
> The sound system may not work correctly at first. Using the same method
> at before with the video (see above), open the /etc/modprobe.d/sound and
> add this line:
>
>
> Code:
> --------------------
> alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel model= acer-aspire
> --------------------

Already did, No solution. That is probably related to the 8,9’’ version of Acer
Aspire One, the one I bought is the 10 inches, a new model, thats why
probably it is not yet compatible, or better it needs tricks.

I’m willing to take a hack at this to help you try to get this to work. But I’ll need a bunch of information to start with, since I know nothing about this laptop, nor do I know what apps you have installed on your openSUSE-11.1 in an effort to get it to function.

Please, can you open a gnome terminal or kde konsole, and with root permissions (type “su” - no quotes, enter root password) type twice:
/usr/sbin/alsa-info.shthe first time you run that script, it will ask if you wish to update the script. Select yes, and it will update (which is why you need root permissions for the update to write to /usr/sbin directory). The second time you run the script it will give you a URL when it completes. Please post the URL here. Only the URL. nothing else.

Please also type into a konsole/terminal the following, and provide here the output:rpm -qa | grep alsa
rpm -qa | grep pulse
rpm -q libasound2
uname -a
cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound
… with that I will hopefully be able to research this and come up with a fix (or troubleshooting approach) to enable you to get this functioning properly.

Sorry, I didn’t realize the difference in models…
Oldcpu will help you get it working!

I think it is older version.

On 2009-03-17, oldcpu <oldcpu@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
>
> r;1958926 Wrote:
>> Loud speakers doesn’t works at all, but if I connect headphones, them
>> does works.
> I’m willing to take a hack at this to help you try to get this to work.
> But I’ll need a bunch of information to start with, since I know
> nothing about this laptop, nor do I know what apps you have installed on
> your openSUSE-11.1 in an effort to get it to function.
>
> Please, can you open a gnome terminal or kde konsole, and with root
> permissions (type “su” - no quotes, enter root password) type twice:
>::/usr/sbin/alsa-info.sh::the first time you run that
> script, it will ask if you wish to update the script. Select yes, and it
> will update (which is why you need root permissions for the update to
> write to /usr/sbin directory). The second time you run the script it
> will give you a URL when it completes. Please post the URL here. Only
> the URL. nothing else.
>
> Please also type into a konsole/terminal the following, and provide
> here the output:::rpm -qa | grep alsa
> rpm -qa | grep pulse
> rpm -q libasound2
> uname -a
> cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound::
> … with that I will hopefully be able to research this and come up
> with a fix (or troubleshooting approach) to enable you to get this
> functioning properly.
>
>

I give you an update, sorry for late answer.
I updated kernel and alsa to the last ( kernel 2.6.29 ( vanilla ))
( alsa 1.0.19 ) and with xmms only internal speakers works, but yast2
continues to say audio-card is not configured and tring to configuring
it, yast2 says :

“the snd-hda-intel module cannot be loaded, this can be due to
invalid modules parameters, like I/O and IRQ parameters”

With Amarok speakers does not works with both engines, yapuap ( or
something like this ) and xine.
Let me know if you need yet the informations you asked me.

Just received my Acer One A150-Bb, 8.9" screen, Blue, Windows XP (My wife wanted a windows XP one, sigh).

I looked at the product page for the Acer One and all the models seem to only vary in their memory, operating system, hard drive and color. The mainboards are all the same. Therefor I would think the sound problem you discribe should be identical on mine. I am going to install OpenSUSE on this machine tomorrow and I will post back with the results. I’ll be doing the netinstall as discribed in the Acer One Page on installing openSUSE.

In the mean time I’ll keep my eyes on this thread :slight_smile:

OK, so you have sound now ! Great!

There is not much point in providing the information I asked as you no longer have a stock kernel, as you have 2.6.29. I did not think the 2.6.29 kernel was stable yet.

Anyway, it is likely you now have simple media player configuration problems, and codec problems.

Please read my recommendation here in post#5 for setting up your repos: openSUSE Forums - Post #5 - Suse-11.1 Pre-installation – PLEASE READ
In particular, do not add videolan repos with Packman repos.

If you install the packman packaged libxine1, amarok, amarok-xine, amarok-packman, and then select the xine engine, your amarok should be better.

You can tell packman versions of applications by the ‘pm’ in the version number.

On 2009-03-19, oldcpu <oldcpu@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
>
> r;1960453 Wrote:
>> I updated kernel and alsa to the last ( kernel 2.6.29 ( vanilla )) (
>> alsa 1.0.19 ) and with xmms only internal speakers works, but yast2
>> continues to say audio-card is not configured and tring to configuring
>> it, yast2 says :
>>
>> “the snd-hda-intel module cannot be loaded, this can be due to
>> invalid modules parameters, like I/O and IRQ parameters”
>>
>> With Amarok speakers does not works with both engines, yapuap ( or
>> something like this ) and xine.OK, so you have sound now ! Great!
>
> There is not much point in providing the information I asked as you no
> longer have a stock kernel, as you have 2.6.29. I did not think the
> 2.6.29 kernel was stable yet.
>
> Anyway, it is likely you now have simple media player configuration
> problems, and codec problems.
>
> Please read my recommendation here in post#5 for setting up your repos:
> ‘openSUSE Forums - Post #5 - Suse-11.1 Pre-installation – PLEASE
> READ’ (http://forums.opensuse.org/1908012-post5.html)
> In particular, do not add videolan repos with Packman repos.
>
> If you install the packman packaged libxine1, amarok, amarok-xine,
> amarok-packman, and then select the xine engine, your amarok should be
> better.
>
> You can tell packman versions of applications by the ‘pm’ in the
> version number.
>
>

ok updated libxine via packaman repo. Now amarok too and vlc works

ok oldcpu

Super! Congratulations on sorting this out and getting it to work. Thats a nice portable compact laptop!

On 2009-03-19, Dexter1979 <Dexter1979@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
>
> Just received my Acer One A150-Bb, 8.9" screen, Blue, Windows XP (My
> wife wanted a windows XP one, sigh).
>
> I looked at the product page for the ‘Acer One’
> (http://tinyurl.com/b9v77n) and all the models seem to only vary in
> their memory, operating system, hard drive and color. The mainboards are
> all the same. Therefor I would think the sound problem you discribe
> should be identical on mine. I am going to install OpenSUSE on this
> machine tomorrow and I will post back with the results. I’ll be doing
> the netinstall as discribed in the ‘Acer One Page on installing
> openSUSE’ (http://en.opensuse.org/OpenSUSE_on_the_Aspire_One).
>
> In the mean time I’ll keep my eyes on this thread :slight_smile:
>
>

Dexter I had the same as you bought ( 8,9’’, blue, xp, 1 GB ram, 160 HD )
and installing OpenSuSE 11.1 ( install this last release, previous may
have problems ), sound worked out-of-the-box.
The 10,2’’ now I have, has differences in processor ( N280 vs N270 )
maybe in mainboard, ( 10,2" max ram is 2GB vs 8,9" who has a 1,5 GB ram
limit ) and I think in some other built-in devices.
If you install the 11.1 you should not have problems almost everything
works out-of-the-box. Take a look at
http://en.opensuse.org/OpenSUSE_on_the_Aspire_One
if have some trouble

Still trying to find time to do the install. Had a look around after booting from the pendrive and I have to admit I’m a bit lost on how to do the network install. I’ll look into it a bit more and I’ll report back here when I have actually installed it :slight_smile:

Just got the new Aspire one D150. Tried to install OpenSuse 11.1. Cannot get the graphics working. Anyone with the same problem?

as a follow up to my previous post

I just got the AAO D150 which comes only with XP. I tried to install OpenSuse 11.1 with no success, the graphic interface would not load. On a second attempt I was able to install OpenSuse 11.1 and I thought Oh boy it works, but then when I did an rpm update, and then rebooted, the graphic interface again would not load. I then tried to install Fedora 10 as I read a post which indicated it worked. No problem in installing (although I much prefer OpenSuse) but the sound does not work, except in the headphones. I tried the suggested trick with Kmix but to no avail. The webcam is working fine but no sound through the speakers and no mic.

PS I had tried to purchase an AAO 8"9 1.5G ram 160G HDD 3 cell with Linux Lite as I knew that a friend of mine installed OpenSuse 11.1 on it with no problem but I was told that they were now discontinued, so I went for the more expensive AAO 10.1" 1G ram 160G HDD 6 cell figuring that despite the fact that it came with XP I would not have any problem installing Linux. I was wrong. At the same time I learned that Acer would not any longer release any AAO with Linux. Am I paranoid to suspect some pressure and foulplay by Microsoft?

When you do an “rpm update” you MUST BE CAREFUL. Unfortunately, because of the opensource free software anarchy nature of Linux, and of openSUSE, its not uncommon for an rpm update, that contains a kernel update, to break one’s graphics, wireless, webcam, sound, and virtual box. So in preparation for such a possibility, BEFORE implementing an update, its good to check what the update might be, and then prepare for possible breakage that can occur.

In the case of new users, if you are worried something could be broken about an update, and if you feel an urgent need to perform the update, then ASK on this forum if anyone knows of any side effects.

Typically there are work arounds available, and one can by asking get help to solve the problems and prepare BEFORE doing the update.

Fedora may also have a kernel incompatibility problem with the sound, or simply the Fedora default alsa driver may be out of date (for your new hardware) and you may need to update them (or possibly even apply a custom tuning to the /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base file in Fedora). In any event, someone on the Fedora forum can likely help you.

Good luck in sorting your problem.

I would not put it above Microsoft to apply pressure on the manufacturers to use Microsoft products exclusively as OEM. … They have done so in the past back in the MS-DOS vs DR.DOS and MS-Windows vs OS-2 days, … so I do not see it being above them now not do do so.

As indicated by Oldcpu:

[QUOTE]When you do an “rpm update” you MUST BE CAREFUL. Unfortunately, because of the opensource free software anarchy nature of Linux, and of openSUSE, its not uncommon for an rpm update, that contains a kernel update, to break one’s graphics, wireless, webcam, sound, and virtual box. So in preparation for such a possibility, BEFORE implementing an update, its good to check what the update might be, and then prepare for possible breakage that can occur.

In the case of new users, if you are worried something could be broken about an update, and if you feel an urgent need to perform the update, then ASK on this forum if anyone knows of any side effects.

Typically there are work arounds available, and one can by asking get help to solve the problems and prepare BEFORE doing the update.[QUOTE]

My sincere apologies. I am a newbie with Linux and used the wrong terminology (in addition to not really understanding what my Linux friend was doing to help me ) In fact what we did was to install Opensuse and after the installation do the usual normal update. Nothing to do with an rpm update. My mistake … http://forums.opensuse.org/images/smiliesnew/shut-mouth.png

it remains that after completing the installation of OpenSuse 11.1 the graphics did not work This is why we shifted to Fedora (which we did not really like) Does that mean that there is a bug with OpenSuse?