The Acer Aspire One 722-0828 is a categorized as a netbook, but it is a beautiful little machine, inexpensive and with fairly good processing power. Installation of GNU/Linux (OpenSuse 11.4) on this little machine was fairly easy. The main sticking point was to get the wireless card to work without “freezing” the system.
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|Name||Aspire One 722 (AO722-0828)|
|Processor||AMD Dual-Core C-60 1.0GHz|
|Screen||11.6“ HD Widescreen LCD display (1366 x 768)|
|Graphics||ATI Radeon HD 6290|
|Network||802.11b/g/n - 10/100 LAN|
|Card Reader||Yes/No/Partial/Not Tested||Comments|
Based on my experience with Acer Aspire 1551, I decided to go directly to installing from external optical drive.
Download DVD install image (openSUSE-11.4-DVD-x86_64.iso) from the openSUSE download site. Boot onto DVD and choose install, write acpi=off in the kernel option line. Follow installation menu as per instructions in Installation Help. After installing all packages and writing some configuration files, the system will ask to reboot. I usually install the system with root password and without automatic login. After rebooting and logging in I found that the wireless card had not been detected, this was not a problem because I was connected via a wired connection. I brought the system up to date using yast and rebooted again. Then I added extra repositories including: - ATI - Packman - VideoLan A new update installed a somewhat old proprietary ATI graphic driver.
… To Be Continued … Update January 19th 2014 I am back after a short while :)
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