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 +====== Acer Aspire One 722-0828 ======
 +===== Introduction =====
 +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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 +===== Specifications =====
 +| Name|Aspire One 722 (AO722-0828)|
 +| Processor|AMD Dual-Core C-60 1.0GHz|
 +| Screen|11.6"​ HD Widescreen LCD display (1366 x 768)|
 +| RAM|4GB|
 +| HDD|500GB|
 +| Optical Drive|None|
 +| Graphics|ATI Radeon HD 6290|
 +| Network|802.11b/​g/​n - 10/100 LAN|
 +===== Linux Compatibility =====
 +^Device^Compatibility^Comments^
 +| Processor|Yes|Comments|
 +| Screen|Yes|Comments|
 +| HDD|Yes|Comments|
 +| Optical Drive|N/​A|Comments|
 +| Graphics|Yes|Comments|
 +| Sound|Yes|Comments|
 +| Ethernet|Yes|Comments|
 +| Wireless|Yes|Comments|
 +| Bluetooth|N/​A|Comments|
 +| 56K Modem|N/​A|Comments|
 +| USB|Yes|Comments|
 +| Firewire|N/​A|Comments|
 +| Card Reader|Yes/​No/​Partial/​Not Tested|Comments|
 +| ExpressCard Slot|N/​A|Comments|
 +| Camera|Yes|Comments|
 +===== Installing openSUSE 11.4 x86-64 on Acer Aspire 722-0828: =====
 +Based on my experience with Acer Aspire 1551, I decided to go directly to
 +installing from external optical drive.
 +==== DVD install from external DVD drive: ====
 +Download DVD install image (openSUSE-11.4-DVD-x86_64.iso) from the
 +[[http://​software.opensuse.org/​114/​en|openSUSE]] download site. Boot onto DVD
 +and choose install, write acpi=off in the kernel option line. Follow
 +installation menu as per instructions in
 +[[http://​en.opensuse.org/​SDB:​Installation_help|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 :)
 +
 +Installation of Linux Mint 16 "​Petra"​ KDE version works out of the box with no hardware issues
 +
 +===== Notes =====
 +Enter any notes you have about your laptop here.
 +===== Summary =====
 +Enter a summary of your success with Linux on your laptop here.
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