Acer Aspire One, B102, suspend / resume works

Hi All,

Back from Las Vegas and CEC.

Two pieces of good news.

Intel driver fix and atheros driver fix have been committed for B103.

I did an upgrade of my Acer One to B102 and suspend / resume is working perfectly :-)

We have people in the Beijing engineering group looking into the last issue, the SDcard driver.

It's really a great system to use on an airplane.

Looks like the new HP netbook due for January release has the Intel Atom chipset as well.

Dave


Comments:

Hey David,

So everything is going to work out the box in 103 apart from the SDcard reader? That is, the fix for the ZFS root slow boot problem is in 103 as well?

Thanks,
Edward.

Posted by EdwardOCallaghan on November 15, 2008 at 11:29 AM PST #

Why isn't SUN selling 10" models with OpenSolaris?

Posted by Vasileios Anagnostopoulos on November 15, 2008 at 05:28 PM PST #

Yes, video, atheros and zfs fixes should be in B103.

Don't know

Dave

Posted by David Clack on November 15, 2008 at 11:51 PM PST #

Excellent news!

I now have used my AA1 for a week, including long flights to and from San Diego, and I second your opinion that the machine is perfect for use on flights. I have not experienced the slowness at boot, and I have a ZFS-only install (build 101). Suspend/resume will indeed be a welcome addition to the already impressive feature set for this physically small Solaris machine.

At the LISA conference, I was asked if I really was running Solaris, or if I was using some sort of emulator. :-)

I did experience problems with the wireless connections, but since the problems (instability, link down, re-connect didn't always work) occurred regardless of OS I used (XP, Ubuntu 8.10, SXCE), I suspect the wireless antenna isn't as efficient/good as with physically larger laptops. That said, I don't have any problems in a "normal" environment. The laptop density at LISA was somewhat extreme, it would have been interesting to see graphs of bandwidth/frequency usage.

When suspend/resume is in place, and hopefully even the SD card reader supported, I think the AA1 will be an excellent Solaris Ambassador, since so much focus is on Netbooks these days. "ZFS and dtrace anywhere(tm)" :-)

Posted by perlmongo on November 17, 2008 at 01:07 AM PST #

Hi,

Thanks for the feedback, I have stopped the slow boot by removing znapshot and time-slider, something to do with accidentally trying to snapshot swap.

This has been fixed, hopefully we will see it patched in B103

Dave

Posted by David Clack on November 17, 2008 at 01:45 AM PST #

I cant wait for the next Indiana release with this cool stuff X-)

My SXDE snv_101 boots the system in no more than 50-60 segs from my AA1, with ZFS root.

With suspend/resume support, only remains the sdcard... now lets try a 3g-based usb modem...

Thank you very much!

Posted by Iban on November 17, 2008 at 03:26 AM PST #

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