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

Luca Olivetti luca at ventoso.org
Sun Jan 8 17:37:28 CET 2012

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.
It's probable that some of the issues are solved in cauldron, but it's going to be my son's
machine so it has to work reasonably stable.

Some information on this netbook here
and here

Processor: AMD C-60 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 6250
Wireless: Broadcom BCM4313
Ethernet: Atheros AR8152


for some reason it didn't install lib64alsa-plugins-pulseaudio, so sound (actually
pulseaudio) wasn't functional.
After manually installing it, kde sound works, I can hear youtube videos, but still the microphone doesn't work.
Maybe alsa-1.0.24 fixes it (mageia 1 has 1.0.23).


the radeon hd 6250 isn't recognized neither by the flgrx driver in the repos nor by the free ati driver, so
it defaulted to vesa.
I had to install the catalyst driver downloaded from the amd page (hoping it didn't break too many things).
As a result, I supposedly have accelerated graphics but the machine doesn't come up after a suspend :-(
Both with the vesa and the catalyst driver, the screen turns to a mess when I push the button to close
the session (it goes back to normal once I selected one of the options).


this bug applies here:
only, since this is not cauldron, instead of brcmsmac, the problem was brcm80211.
An additional problem is that it didn't find the firmware (kernel-firmware-extra was not installed).
However, I finally installed dkms-broadcom-wl, since it is more functional.
It still hangs the machine hard if I load atl1c, so for the moment is blacklisted (no wired ethernet).

Everything else:

The usb ports work, the sd card reader works, I didn't try the hdmi output nor the vga.

That's all folks


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