[Grml] Grml Medium on Acer Aspire AS5536

Michael Prokop mika at grml.org
Thu Sep 10 09:30:45 CEST 2009

* T o n g <mlist4suntong at yahoo.com> [20090910 06:36]:

> This is a report of things don't work on an Acer Aspire AS5536.
> http://us.acer.com/acer/productv.do?
> LanguageISOCtxParam=en&kcond61e.c2att101=57644&sp=page16e&ctx2.c2att1=25&link=ln438e&CountryISOCtxParam=US&ctx1g.c2att92=447&ctx1.att21k=1&CRC=1731859535

Looks like pretty fresh hardware, right?
> ............................................................................

> Is X running at the correct resolution?

> Not sure, since xwininfo is not installed. but xrandr reports 
> wrong resolution. 

xdpyinfo | grep -e resolution -e dimension

> 3-D Acceleration?
> Probably not, since glxinfo is not available/installed.

Absolutely not a goal for live grml.

> Does the trackpad work? Partially.

>     * Does it move the mouse pointer? Yes
>     * Does the right hand side emulate a mouse scroll wheel? No
>     * Does the trackpad single click, click & hold work? No


> Is CPU frequency scaling supported? No
>  sudo invoke-rc.d powernowd start
> shows the error 
>  required sysfs object not found. 

Please use cpufreq-info instead.

> The most important thing to note is that, all above things don't work
> under Grml Medium works fine out of box in Unbunto. 
> Most of them are fundamental features, IMHO. Hope that future Grml Medium 
> may include some of the above fundamental features. 

[1] Please grab a sid based daily ISO from http://daily.grml.org/
and give it a shot. They provide current X.org and a newer kernel
version. And please be aware of the fact that some of the above
tested features aren't in the core goals of live grml (even though
it's nice if it works, but usually we put our developers time in
other areas), whereas Ubuntu is optimized for those desktop tasks.

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