Netbook testing with OpenSolaris (SXCE) B110
By David Clack on Mar 18, 2009
So development engineering and I have decided to standardize testing on SXCE, this is to give us a clear view into the OS, without any of the major changes that 0906 makes to the standard SXCE.
I have a new category now the new Acer Aspire One with the 10 inch screen. They made a few changes to the hardware, first it has an Atheros ethernet vs the Realtek ethernet the 8.9" has, second it has a single USB attached SD/MSpro card reader vs the two card slots on the 8.9" on the JMicron controller.
I left my original AA1 down in LA, so we are now focusing on making the AA1 8.9", AA1 10" and MSI 10" work with B110.
Most of yesterday we focused on the new power management built into B110, we needed to change a couple of entries in the /etc/power.conf and add a line into /etc/system.
# Auto-Shutdown Idle(min) Start/Finish(hh:mm) Behavior
autoshutdown 30 9:00 9:00 noshutdown
set cpupm_ti_gov_multiple = 5
I also found out that my old standby command kstat -m cpu_info -s current_clock_Hz only show you a single view of what the cpu is doing, powertop using a 5 second grap of the counters is the best way of finding out what the avarage cpu speed is.
We are now working on the sdcard issues on the AA1, also the USB sdcard issues on the AA1-10 and MSI.
You can see an sdcard or MSPro card inserted the first time, after you unmount, the card reader cannot be used again until the next reboot.
The MSI is now suspending and resuming and the cpu throttling is working after resume, the touchpad is still dead though.
I'm having major compiz problems on all the netbooks.
You can sometimes actually manually startup compiz, but the minute you logoff and try to login into the netbook again you just get a background and cursor, it never gets to the desktop.
I've also got the IGO1000 running 0906-B109 from the 8Gb CF, with 1Gb memory and Intel B/G Mini PCI-E wifi.
I'll replace with SXCE B110 sometime today.