I'm new to #! (I've been using it for a month), and I'm having a weird problem.
Sometimes (about the 30% of the time) my laptop freezes when i try to suspend or sleep or reboot.
It's weird because I can not figure out the cause of these freezes. I've tried to to suspend when browser is open or when it's not or other application like terminator or file manager and etc are open.
My laptop is an acer aspire one 722 with amd c-50 processor with redeon 6250 (graphics)
My wireless card is broadcom bcm 4313.
The only things I have changed from the fresh install is that I installed the amd video driver and these http://wiki.debian.org/brcm80211 drivers for the wireless card.
I don't think the problem is the video driver because I've used it with a lot of others distros and i didn't have any problems.
When the laptop freezes, the screen doesn't turn black, it stay where it was in the moment I asked it to suspend/shutdown/.
Any help would be good.
Last edited by htcp4351 (2013-03-28 23:35:03)
The Acer Aspire One 722 AMD/ATI/Broadcom combination is a pain.
I have found a distro that works on mine - LinuxBBQ Escargot - it is based on Debian Sid, but seems to be quite stable.
If you want to try it (live/installable) :-
http://linuxbbq.org/grill/index.php?opt … r&Itemid=8
Thanks for your reply fatmac!
I know this aspire one 722 is a pain
I'll download the LinuxBBQ Escargot right now. Its just gonna take a little while because my internet is too much slow...
I didn't wanted to leave #! because I liked it too much...
Just one more question, which iso should I download, the linuxbbq-1.0-escargot64.iso that is under Base64 or other?
^Do you have 32bit or 64bit architecture? Go for the one that corresponds.
Not sure what the difference would be between Escargot and some of the other BBQ releases, like, for instance, Kielbasa. Escargot is in the fridge (not being updated currently). Of course, the best way is to Roast Your Own.
Im downloading the 64bit one.
My only fear is the instability... I dont want to fix my system all the time...
I have been following the #! community for a while (as a guest) and it's seems to me that a lot of you fellows have the acer aspire one 722. So I wanted to know from you how is the performance of this netbook running #!, and what is working and what is not.
I also want to thank the community for the huge support and the kindness.
thank you very much!
have a look here?
http://hal.freedesktop.org/quirk/quirk- … index.html
takes a while to wade through this site.
maybe go straight here;" I want to check common problems and to find quirks to try"
btw BBQ release are all very stable. maybe not as stable as 'stable', but stable.
it could be the kernel hasn't (yet) got an update for your machine...
Last edited by wuxmedia (2013-02-09 12:10:09)
the output of the script posted on http://hal.freedesktop.org/quirk/quirk- … debug.html is this:
WARNING: You have no quirks! ./quirk-checker.sh: 1: ./quirk-checker.sh: hal-get-property: not found ./quirk-checker.sh: 1: ./quirk-checker.sh: hal-get-property: not found CRITICAL ERROR: Using ATI binary driver. This is not supported!
also my netbook is not listed in http://hal.freedesktop.org/quirk/quirk- … check.html
This netbook (acer AO722) is very frustrating on linux, that's why I asked if some of you guys that have this same netbook could tell me what's working and what's not
Hi htcp4351, I'm using the 64bit on my AAO722 as it comes with a couple of extras 'apt-get install'ed.
Hi fatmac, i didn't understand very well, are you using the 64bit version of Linuxbbq escargot or the 64bit version of #! on your AO722?
Last edited by htcp4351 (2013-02-09 18:19:14)
you can try some of the quirks out, if you have none installed.
some of the simpler things include a few grub additions to try...
worth a shot, i've got to do it with my dell D600 soon 8(
64bit LinuxBBQ Escargot -> Acer Aspire One 722
I tried some of the quirks, but got no luck. I also have tried linuxBBQ Escargot, but my microphone still not work. Also my wireless card didn't work, it is a broadcom, not a atheros
After testing a bit, i guess the problem is with the wireless driver (brcm80221) but i dont know what to do since i need it...
ok so did the BBQ release solve your suspend?
if so, maybe it's a newer kernel (although as stated above, its a little old) ... i forget what waldorf is on...
if you try a later BBQ release, for example trollinger 64bit? I believe it has your wifi card drivers, ready to go...
otherwise if you want to stick to #! try the working newer kernel.... there are a bunch of tutorials on #! forums...
yep, i had no problems with suspending on linuxBBQ. But on fedora 18 I also had no problems with suspending and its kernel is not much new. I felt like fedora was handling the wireless driver errors because it's always asking to report bugs from the wireless driver...
ok, back to the beginning, maybe it's the powermanager?
you a(we)re using #! this uses xfce4-powermanager... i think.
BBQ - not sure what it used.
i take it that you have tried the 'manual' approach by typing in the cmds in cli?
otherwise i'm slightly out of my depth here
for me suspend either works - or i don't turn the machine off
wuxmedia, yes i have tried the manual approach.
Well, i'm sorry i told you one wrong thing. I told you that fedora's kernel was not so much new, I was wrong, so now im going to try to upgrade my kernel and see what happens
hi folks again, I just wanted to say thank you for all help. I upgraded my kernel, but it didn't work. Then i noticed my wireless driver was freezing my system. I installed the driver from broadcom oficial site, but i continued with the same problem. finaly i changed the boot order, putting the network boot to be the first. It's working at least until now . hope it continue working!