AcerAspire1363WLMi

Pending issues

Known hardware

(modified case: RAM was originally 512MB, now 1GB; Original hard disk 40GB, now 120GB) sudo lshw -short

H/W path           Device      Class          Description
=========================================================
                               system         Aspire 1360
/0                             bus            Aspire 1360
/0/0                           memory         111KiB BIOS
/0/4                           processor      Mobile AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3000+
/0/4/8                         memory         128KiB L1 cache
/0/4/9                         memory         128KiB L2 cache
/0/21                          memory         2GiB System Memory
/0/21/0                        memory         1GiB DIMM DRAM Synchronous
/0/21/1                        memory         1GiB DIMM DRAM Synchronous
/0/100                         bridge         K8M800 Host Bridge
/0/100/1                       bridge         VT8237 PCI bridge [K8T800/K8T890 South]
/0/100/1/0                     display        K8M800/K8N800/K8N800A [S3 UniChrome Pro]
/0/100/a           wlan1       network        [AirConn] INPROCOMM IPN 2220 Wireless LAN Adapter (rev 01)
/0/100/b                       bridge         PCI7420 CardBus Controller
/0/100/b.1                     bridge         PCI7420 CardBus Controller
/0/100/b.2                     bus            PCI7x20 1394a-2000 OHCI Two-Port PHY/Link-Layer Controller
/0/100/10                      bus            VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
/0/100/10.1                    bus            VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
/0/100/10.2                    bus            VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
/0/100/10.3                    bus            USB 2.0
/0/100/11                      bridge         VT8235 ISA Bridge
/0/100/11.1        scsi0       storage        VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE
/0/100/11.1/0      /dev/sda    disk           120GB WDC WD1200UE-22K
/0/100/11.1/0/1    /dev/sda1   volume         3074MiB Windows FAT volume
/0/100/11.1/0/2    /dev/sda2   volume         31GiB Windows FAT volume
/0/100/11.1/0/3    /dev/sda3   volume         76GiB Extended partition
/0/100/11.1/0/3/5  /dev/sda5   volume         31GiB W95 FAT32 partition
/0/100/11.1/0/3/6  /dev/sda6   volume         16GiB W95 FAT32 partition
/0/100/11.1/0/3/7  /dev/sda7   volume         2047MiB Linux swap / Solaris partition
/0/100/11.1/0/3/8  /dev/sda8   volume         8189MiB Linux filesystem partition
/0/100/11.1/0/3/9  /dev/sda9   volume         8189MiB Linux filesystem partition
/0/100/11.1/0/3/a  /dev/sda10  volume         10GiB Linux filesystem partition
/0/100/11.1/0/3/b  /dev/sda11  volume         243MiB Linux filesystem partition
/0/100/11.1/1      /dev/cdrom  disk           CD/DVDW TS-L532A
/0/100/11.1/1/0    /dev/cdrom  disk           
/0/100/11.5                    multimedia     VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller
/0/100/11.6                    communication  AC'97 Modem Controller
/0/100/12          eth0        network        VT6102 [Rhine-II]
/0/101                         bridge         K8M800 Host Bridge
/0/102                         bridge         K8M800 Host Bridge
/0/103                         bridge         K8M800 Host Bridge
/0/104                         bridge         K8M800 Host Bridge
/0/105                         bridge         K8M800 Host Bridge
/0/106                         bridge         K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
/0/107                         bridge         K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
/0/108                         bridge         K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
/0/109                         bridge         K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
/1                 pan0        network        Ethernet interface

sudo lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge
00:00.1 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge
00:00.2 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge
00:00.3 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge
00:00.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge
00:00.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI bridge [K8T800/K8T890 South]
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Linksys, A Division of Cisco Systems [AirConn] INPROCOMM IPN 2220 Wireless LAN Adapter (rev 01)
00:0b.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI7420 CardBus Controller
00:0b.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI7420 CardBus Controller
00:0b.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCI7x20 1394a-2000 OHCI Two-Port PHY/Link-Layer Controller
00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 82)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 ISA Bridge
00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 50)
00:11.6 Communication controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 80)
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 74)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800/K8N800/K8N800A [S3 UniChrome Pro] (rev 01)

sudo lsusb (without any external device)

Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Seen in docummentation/manufacturer/windrivers

  • VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP

  • VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter
  • VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio controller
  • IPN2220 Wireless LAN Card
  • Agere Systems AC'97 Modem
  • VIA VT8235 Chipset

Achievements - results

Warty (4.10)

Hoary (5.04)

Breezy (5.10)

Dapper (6.06)

Edgy (6.10)

Feisty (7.04)

Gutsy (7.10)

Hardy (8.04)

Intrepid (8.10)

Jaunty (9.04)

IMAGE

Bug #

Image seen on screen?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes*

Correct resolution?

No

Yes

Yes*

No

Correct refresh rate?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Graphic acceleration?

No

Yes*

Yes

Yes*

43154

Compiz/Beryl work?

No

No

No

No

External monitor works?

Yes

Yes

Yes

ENERGY

Bug #

Battery detected?

No

Yes

Hibernates?

Suspends?

Yes

Blank monitor on inactivity?

Yes*

No*

No*

No*

Blank monitor when closing lid?

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

AUDIO

Bug #

Sounds on speakers?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Correct volume?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Phisical volume roll/key works?

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Headphone jack

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mic jack

Yes*

CONECTIVITY

Bug #

Wired NIC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Wireless NIC

No

Yes*

Yes*

Firewire

Bluetooth

PSTN Modem

Infrared

POINTERS

Bug #

Touchpad

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Touchpad - Doubletap = double click

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Touchpad - Scroll down side

No

No

Yes

Yes

External mouse - USB

Yes

Yes

Yes

External mouse - RS232/Serial

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

External mouse - MiniDIN/PS2

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

KEYBOARDS

Bug #

Local language characters

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

External - USB

External - MiniDIN/PS2

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Function keys

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Fn Special keys (bright, volume)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

OTHER ASPECTS

Bug #

Fingerprint reader

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

(once installed) CD/DVD drive reads

Yes

Yes

Yes

(once installed) CD/DVD drive record

PCMCIA cards

Parallel Port

Yes

Memory card reader(s)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Videocamera

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Live-CD boots until desktop?

Yes*

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Live-CD is functional/practicable?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

(*) Notes and recipes

Image seen on screen

  • Manufacturer name: VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP

  • In Microsoft Windows is installed with "K817C0.inf"

  • Ubuntu GNU/Linux 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex): Seems to autodetect the VIA - S3 Unichrome Pro device and apply some driver, but xserver hangs. Since this version Ubuntu project has removed packages xserver-xorg-video-unichrome and xserver-xorg-video-via from the repositories. They have maintained only xserver-xorg-video-openchrome. We've run out graphic acceleration nor resolution.

The light way (without changing software):

  1. Boot on recovery mode. In Live-CD you can press [F6] at boot menu, delete the string splash --, and add the word single

  2. When the system shows a text menu (Recovery menu), select "Drop to root shell prompt"

  3. Edit manually the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf (you can use the command nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf)

  4. Insert a new line in the section "Device" with the following text: Driver "vesa"
  5. Introduce the command exit

  6. When the Recovery menu returns, select "Resume normal boot". You'll only view unaccelerated graphics at 800x600 resolution. That's all.

  7. Other references: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OpenChrome

  8. Also read: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=264650

  9. Can try openchrome driver in u8.10?

Correct resolution

  • Ubuntu GNU/Linux 6.06 (Dapper Drake): In Live-CD, even specifying 1280x800 in boot menu, screen goes to 1024x768.
  • Ubuntu GNU/Linux 8.04 (Hardy Heron): Needed to edit manually the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf and add the folowing lines in the section "Screen":

    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes      "1280x800" "1024x768" ""800x600"
    EndSubSection

Ubuntu GNU/Linux 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope)

  • sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

  • Insert the folowing lines in the section "Screen":

        Subsection      "Display"
                Virtual 1280    800
        EndSubsection

Graphic acceleration

  • Manufacturer name: VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP<BR>

  • In Microsoft Windows is installed with "K817C0.inf"

  • Ubuntu GNU/Linux 6.06 (Dapper Drake): Yes, but GL games often freeze.
  • Ubuntu GNU/Linux 8.04 (Hardy Heron): Edit manually the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf and insert a new line in the section "Device" with the following text:

        Driver          "via"

Blank monitor on inactivity

  • The screen shows strange image, like unsupported refresh rate.
  • Ubuntu GNU/Linux 6.06 (Dapper Drake): Passed long time with screensavers the system completely freezes.
  • Ubuntu GNU/Linux 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope): Solved with openchrome driver.

Mic jack

  • Ubuntu GNU/Linux 6.06 (Dapper Drake): Very low volume with Sound Recorder.

Wireless NIC

Ubuntu GNU/Linux 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope)

  1. Install the ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 package

  2. Download and unpack the WinXP driver for Acer IPN2220 Wireless LAN Card NDIS Miniport Driver

  3. With a terminal go to the driver's directory (as 80211g/Winxp)
  4. sudo ndiswrapper -i neti2220.inf

  5. Check the neti2220 driver is installed and the device is found present with: sudo ndiswrapper -l

  6. If so: sudo modprobe ndiswrapper

  7. Check your network manager detects and connects wireless
  8. If so: sudo ndiswrapper -m to be loaded on boot.

Ubuntu GNU/Linux 8.04 (Hardy Heron)

Try the Jaunty method or:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Device/ipn2220

Ubuntu GNU/Linux 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)

Try the Jaunty method

Live-CD boots until desktop

* Ubuntu GNU/Linux 5.04 (Hoary Hedgehog): Must select "vesa" for graphics. "via" fails.

See also


CategoryLaptop

SergioZanchetta/Old/AcerAspire1363WLMi (last edited 2010-03-23 10:52:16 by primes2h)