help installing opensuse_64 on acer timeline5810T

Dear all
I have the chance to work with a Acer timeline 5810T with

core2 u9400
ethernet atheros AR8131
wifi link 5100 AGN
intel gma 4500 MHD

to list the more important hardware I’d like make working.
I want to install opensuse 64 bit net install, but the installation program is unable to detect the ethernet card so I stop my attempt at the beginning.
Any hint?
will I ever have success in installing opensuse?

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I found this site:

Acer Aspire Timeline 5810T [Linux Laptop Wiki]

where they report that debian with kernetl 2.6.30 work well.
Is it worth to try the 11.2?

That means you’d have to wait a couple of months. 11.2 is to be released in November.

From what I’ve checked on the wiki, 11.1 should support the hardware. Sure the ethernet card was not detected? Install media checked and 100% OK?

That means you’d have to wait a couple of months. 11.2 is to be released in November.

From what I’ve checked on the wiki, 11.1 should support the hardware. Sure the ethernet card was not detected? Install media checked and 100% OK?

thank you for the quick reply,

Yes only the wireless network connection was detected, no eth0;

would you point me the referred wiki article and do you think i would try with the last 11.2 release?

I downloaded 11.2 and starting the installation I noted a first difference with 11.1

with 11.2 the bios does not present to me a strange menu at boot and then the attansic driver “atl1c” was reported to be loaded

Hi all
I was able to install 11.2 with no problem both eth0 and wlan0 was correctly detected with the graphic adapter too.

I would report a very strange behaviour with the net install of opensuse 11.1.

While with the 11.2 the boot process from the CD was smooth as usual with the 11.1 I got the following messagesbefore to start the booting process


0. NOEmulation System Type:00
1. NOEmulation System Type:00

Enter selection:

and the boot process doesn’t start at all. I have verified the MD5 sum and is correct.

I the iso image corrupted or …?

Hi
I can’t understand why this weird behaviour of the net-install CD of 64bit (I tryed an old 11.1 CD of 32bit version with no strange menu) but after some attempts I was able to run the installation of the 11.1 with the wireless connection.

Now it is possible to use the NIC module of 11.2 for the 11.1 to make the eth0 work?

On the site

Acer Aspire Timeline 5810T [Linux Laptop Wiki]

it is reported that the following link

Atheros Communications

supply the maker driver for the ethernet card but I’m not able to use that file, any help?

Hi
first report from the installation of 11.1

  • the ethernet doesn’t work

  • the video driver works at the resolution of 800x600 only

  • the installer put the GRUB on the wrong partition and the PC isn’t able to boot at all

so the 11.2 unstable release for this pc seems a lot “more stable”

correcly detected the hardware and the dual boot with Vista worked out of the box.

Have I to move to onother distro :’(…

Hi
reqding the thread:

OpenSuseLinux no Internet Connection on Asus Eeepc 1005HA - openSUSE Forums

It seems that I have to compile the module from the NIC maker.
On the referenced post the instruction to install the module are not very clear.
Would anyone give a bit more plain hint on how to install the module?

Nope.

I already gave you one in the first answer of this thread (the link I posted would even give you access to two different, potentially suitable drivers, readily available as pre-built rpm packages).

Hi Akoellh
I’m very sorry but I wasn’t able to follow the link.
In my browser set up they was grey as the background.
I’ll try and let know.

Hi Akoellh
I’m very sorry but I wasn’t able to follow the link the first time I saw your post.
In my browser set up they was grey as the background.
After your second post I paid more attention and find the webpin.

Only One more question is there any difference due to the 64 bit architecture?

Hi rotfl!
solved the problem following the link on the Akoellh first post, thenchoosing the

atl1c-kmp-default (2.6.31 2.6.27.29 0.1)

Summarizing for the others that are going to purchase this laptop:

during installation of 11.1 unchecking the box for automatic configuration to:

  1. force the GRUB to install on the MBR (otherwise you can’t boot at restart)

  2. download the updates (probably that’s the reason makes the video works at the full resolution on the second attempt)

after the installation is completed:

  1. upgrade compiz from Compiz Fusion - openSUSE otherwise the laptop hangs on windows scaling

  2. oneclick install of ethernet driver following the link of Akoellh

and thanks to all very much.
Now I’m going to test the webcam