[Mageia-discuss] mageia 1 on acer aspire one 722

Frank Griffin ftg at roadrunner.com
Mon Jan 23 18:03:30 CET 2012

On 01/08/2012 11:37 AM, Luca Olivetti wrote:
> This is just a quick report (though I don't mind if somebody will chime in with some help)
> on the issues I had installing mageia 1 on this netbook.
I recently bought this same machine for my wife.  I had put her previous 
laptop on Mageia 1, and thought to do the same here, but immediately ran 
into the wireless issue, and moved right to Cauldron.

Cauldron works fine on this box, so there is light at the end of the 
tunnel for you :-)

One "gotcha": As delivered, I was getting intermittent machine checks, 
citing L1 cache corruption.  I couldn't replicate it under load, and it 
seemed only to happen when my wife was doing light surfing, about once a 

I shipped the box back to Acer, who claimed they couldn't reproduce it 
and shipped it back, BUT they also updated the BIOS, and I haven't seen 
another machine check.

So, definitely update the BIOS.  It didn't occur to me that a BIOS error 
could produce a machine check in a running Linux system, but it could 
have something to do with the DSDT, I suppose.

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