Acer Aspire One, Intel Atom, OpenSolaris - Update
By David Clack on Oct 13, 2008
So I'm still doing the long writeup of what I did to get the Acer One Laptop to run OpenSolaris.
This is an update of the current state, for those who read the end of the mystery book first :-)
Video - Running Xorg with Intel driver, 1024x600 resolution, Compiz does work but some issues
Lan - Realtek 10/100 ethernet working
WiFi - Atheros Wifi working
New nwam and gui's seeing ethernet unplugged and switching to wifi, ethernet back in switches back.
Note: looks like B95 was the problem with DHCP on my Asus C90S, I accidently forced myself to do a B99+ upgrade last night (that's why my blogging is behind), /etc/resolv.conf issues have gone away
Audio - Intel working - though it looks like the internal speaker and external output is somehow reversed
Power Management, OpenSolaris is slowing processor to 800Mhz, dim screen back light working from Gnome and when off power, 5 hours battery
Fn- screen brightness up and down works
Changed keyboard shortcuts, but Fn-F8 (mute) Fn-Arrow up (Volume Up) Fn-Arrow Down (Volume Down) to right-ctrl + F8, right-ctrl + arrow up and right-ctrl + arrow down
I did test the new shift + F5 to switch between LCD and external monitor.
The gnome-panel is resizing itself when it went from 1024x600 LCD, to 1280x1024 on external
Video quality for mpg and avi, played back by Totem and Mplayer looked good.
I did add IPOD libraries and loaded Windows IPOD Nano via USB.
Gtkpod and Rhythmbox could play songs of the IPOD.
Gtkpod could write new tracks to the IPOD.
I'm assuming the engineering groups will get the patches they cut for this testing into OS as soon as they get them tested.
Note: I purchased these Acer Ones from CDW, looks like for the same $399 as other vendors I got the 160Gb HD and the new six cell battery