Fun with OpenSolaris on the Acer Aspire One
By David Clack on Nov 27, 2008
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone
I worked this week on trying to break the Acer Aspire One install :-)
I pushed the OS install to a November 25th nightly build probably B103+.
Strange things started happening with the gnome panel, no shutdown or restart buttons, nothing I did including installing my version of gnome-panel and gnome-session would turn them back on, I ended up reinstalling the B101 version of JDS.
That fixed it, I then installed my versions of gnome panel and nautilus.
I discovered lately that you can just copy correctly compiled libraries between systems.
I pull something like mplayer to the new systm under test and run it from a terminal, I get ld library errors, I share the /usr directory on my main development system the Asus C90S, nfs mount it from the new system and just copy the libraries, saves me having to create packages.
Managed to get 2008.11 rc2 installed on a 4Gb CF on the PICO ITX, looks like we have a SATA controller driver issue with the MB.
Saturday I'm heading to Istanbul Turkey for a week, to visit with my customer who is using BlueWonder to run a new glass factory inside Russia.
FYI I'm not testing 2008.11 (Indiana) on the Acer Aspire Ones, I'm using SXDE, I'm only testing 2008.11 on the Asus Eee 701, it only has a 8Gb SSD.
I'm testing VirtualBox on OpenSolaris B102 on the Asus C90S that has a 2.4Ghz desktop processor and seperate Nvidia video card.
I have Windows XP, Fedora 10, Ubuntu 8+, MilaX and 2008.11 RC2 running in VirtualBox 2.0.6
Have a great week