Friday Jan 15, 2010

B130 OpenSolaris - only resume issues

Hi All,

 So this may be my last blog entry as a Sun employee, looks like Oracle will get the go ahead from the EU next week.

 If this blog does go away, I wanted to say what a pleasure it's been working with you all on the Intel Atom Networks with OpenSolaris.

Checking out B130, you can see that work has been done in the Xorg and shutdown menus areas. It looks like it all works apart from the resume failure.

The new login screen is pretty cool.

I've been working on the Samsung NC20 all week, creating a platform for the JavaFX developers in my group.

I've been working on Ubuntu as OpenSolaris does not like the 64 bit VIA Nano processor.

Running Ubuntu through the ugrades from 8.04, 8.10, 9.04 and 9.10, I've gotten everything to work.

My main goal was to allow for 3G network access, I'm using an AT&T 3G Quicksilver USB adapter, you can see from the attached pictures, that 3G networks are totally configurable and controllable via the network manager.

I can turn off the wired ethernet and wifi, and just connect into the AT&T 3G network, I'm on the edge down here at the beach, so the speed is a little slow, but it works.


Friday Jan 08, 2010

OpenSolaris B130 suspend / resume AA1 10" and MSI U100

Hi All,

Happy New Year

I just did a clean install of B130 on the AA1 10" and and image-update to B130 on the MSI U100.

Everything works fine accept for the video on resume and ssh will not let me login as root, I need to go through the regular user first.

I'm working with engineering to see if we can fix the video issue, the systems are still live, the video trashed. I'll keep you all posted.

BTW I'm testing the VIA Nano based Samsung NC20, it's a really cool little netbook, I'm working on Ubuntu 8.04 currently for another project, once that's done, I'll fire up OpenSolaris see how it works with the OpenChrome driver.

I do like the full size keyboard and 12.1" screen (1280 x800), it's really thin and not very heavy at all.

Monday Aug 03, 2009

Touchpad hang on resume Nevada B119

Hi All,

So the MSI touchpad would not work after resume on B119.

They fixed the issue in B120, problem is B120 would not even suspend, just sit and hange on HD.

I've done a clean B119 install and taken the three 8042 files from /kernel/drv off B120.

No more touchpad issues.

CPU 1 is still pulling 100% busy after resume, but we know it's an ACPI problem, so maybe we can get a fix.

As I mentioned before, after putting the latest BIOS onto the Acer One 10", the problems with ACPI lid taking 30 seconds to suspend the netbook has gone away.

I have B119 with Evolution 2.27.5 and Firefox 3.5.1, it's a pretty cool system.


Friday Mar 27, 2009

Intel DRM bug hangs resume on B110

Hi All,

If you run the compiz desktop on any of the Intel Atom netbooks, B110 has a bug in the DRM code, that hangs the system on resume.

The Beijing Engineering team just asked me to test a patch fo this today.

I tested on the AA1, AA1-10 and MSI netbook and it works fine.


Sunday Feb 15, 2009

B108 on MSI and AA1, suspend / resume works

Hi All,

 Luupgraded the MSI and AA1 to B108, suspend / resume works again.

 AA1 is perfect.

MSI still has mouse and power management issues after resume.


Wednesday Feb 11, 2009

MSI and AA1 suspend / resume, OpenSolaris B107

Hi All,

So I've been working with the MSI and AA1 all day, tryiung to work out the issues with suspend / resume.

After going back to B104 on the MSI and getting suspend / resume working, finding out how to get the touchpad working after resume:

MODID=`modinfo | grep mouse8042 | awk '{print $1}'`
pfexec modunload -i $MODID
pfexec modload /kernel/drv/mouse8042

Looks like you need to do it twice ???

I did a clean install of B107 onto the MSI, suspend / resume is working perfectly.

The AA1 with B107 started working also, then stopped, then started to suspend / resume, I think it maybe the sdcard driver, but I'm not sure.

They are both great netbooks, the MSI has the 10" screen, plus you can just take the bottom of and get to the HD, Memory and mini pci-e wifi card really easily.

The AA1 is a little smaller so works really well on the road and airplanes.

I love the both of them.

I'm sitting down in my media room, watching American Idol of the HD DVR, just did a VOD of a movie for the first time tonight in HD via DirectTV, at $5.99 it was better than buying a DVD.

I'm using Vinagre to connect to the MSI up in the lab, changing the look and feel.

The laptop I'm on has B107, it's the ECS laptop with the dual core 64 bit and Nvidia card, just spinning around the cube to the different desktops.

Off for a week of ski vacation on Friday, the ski hill here in Washington got 7" snow last night :-)

My wife and 9 year old grand daughter will probably leave me in the powder.

Monday Feb 02, 2009

MSI Netbook suspend / resume B107

Hi All,

So I found out that the latest rwn RALink 2700E driver does not support suspend / resume yet.

I swapped the ralink for an atheros card, you can get the MSI netbook with an atheros bg/n card installed.

Now suspend / resume works accept for the mouse pad that does not work after the resume.

This is what I'll be working on today.

I am doing a clean install of B107 on an AA1, just to check everything still works.


Saturday Nov 15, 2008

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.



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