Acer Aspire One with OpenSolaris B107, everything works

Hi All,

Just did a clean install of B107 to the AA1.

Wiped out the previous OpenSolaris install.

Sun only started the project to certify this platform two and a half months ago, now i don't add any drivers during or after install.

You do have to update the /etc/power.conf

Suspend / resume works great.

You will get warning messages from the sdcard driver if you don't have sdcards in the slots.

So:

ethernet works

wifi works

webcam works

audio works, internal speakers and head phone jack

suspend / resume works

sdcard works, I just found out you need to put an sdcard in the right one first, then they both work all the time

USB works

Externel VGA works, shift + F5 to jump between the two of them

Pretty cool

Thanks to all the great Sun engineers who put up with me bugging them to get the drivers working, and all the great users who help test them out.

Comments:

If it wasn't for the fact that I am waiting for the Toshiba laptops to be released i would grab one of these little beauties

Posted by Ché Kristo on February 02, 2009 at 09:41 AM PST #

Hi David,

Fantastic ! Could you inc. bugid with 'any' problems you notice in your blog posts please?
Would be helpful to track and/or work on them :)

Keep up the fantastic work !
Thanks,
Edward.

Posted by Edward O'Callaghan on February 02, 2009 at 10:08 AM PST #

Is there a way you can preserve the restore partition in case you want to go back to XP?

Posted by michael on February 02, 2009 at 11:26 AM PST #

Hi,

Yes, I do it on all the netbooks I'm testing.

Use something like Partition Magic to shrink the Windows XP Home partition, I've been keeping mine at about 40Gb.

Then use PM to create an empty Solaris partition in the empty space.

When you install SXDE, choose option 4 install, console text

It's not as flashy as the option 1 installer or 2008.11 installer, but when you get to pick the partition to install in you can choose ZFS.

Dave

Posted by David Clack on February 02, 2009 at 11:37 AM PST #

Where do I get SXDE b107 ???

Posted by Thommy M. Malmström on February 02, 2009 at 04:30 PM PST #

Was this SXCE build 107? I'm guessing it must be available within Sun now and to the rest of us shortly. Do you know if the /dev packages for OpenSolaris 2008.11+ will be updated this week?

Posted by andrewk8 on February 03, 2009 at 01:50 AM PST #

Above message refers to packages available from pkg.opensolaris.org/dev - just realised /dev could refer to something else - doh!

Posted by andrewk8 on February 03, 2009 at 01:51 AM PST #

http://opensolaris.org/os/downloads/

Solaris Express Community Edition, yes SXCE, my bad :-)

I build my own packages and modify the desktop look and feel.

B107 should be posted soon.

Posted by David Clack on February 03, 2009 at 02:06 AM PST #

hi
I tried to install b107 from a usb stick on my aa1 without any success.
It booted fine , but after loading the zfs check I got an error saying "cannot find java software" and the install dropped to a shell.

I tested my b107 iso I used to create the usb stick and it works fine and I can install solaris on another machine fine with it.

any ideas?

Posted by michael lasham on February 07, 2009 at 02:21 PM PST #

Hi,

Where did you get the USB image from for B107?

On osol0906-b106a of a usb, nwam is holding up the boot.

You need to login jack password jack, then svcadm disable nwam, svcadm enable nwam, the desktop then comes up.

Dave

Posted by David Clack on February 08, 2009 at 12:31 AM PST #

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