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BIOS Update on the Acer Aspire One

To update the BIOS without Windows, install UNetBootIn and use it to put FreeDOS on a flash drive. Now extract the e.g. v.3305.zip to it and reboot the machine. Press F12 in the right moment and select your USB flash drive from the list. Press ENTER when you see the boot: prompt, then launch the… Read More »

WiFi on the Acer Aspire One

Chipset: Atheros AR2425 Change Regdomain The WiFi card comes set to regdom 0x65 (World/ETSI C) which limits the channels to 1..11. (iw list shows channels 12..14 as disabled.) In Germany, there are also channels 12 and 13 which are unusable this way. But there’s the tool ath_info which can read and write the EEPROM on… Read More »

Card Reader of the Acer Aspire One

Model: JMicron JMB38x PCI Express to 1394a OHCI and Memory Card Host Controller Enabling the device The cardreader device seems to be hidden on bootup and you have to enable it by issuing: This didn’t work on the commandline but inside the rc.local, my 16GiB SDcard in the left slot was recognized fine. Multicard-reader driver… Read More »

Install Ubuntu on the Acer Aspire One

There’s a nice help page at the Ubuntu page. Needed: Missing features: Intrepid Ibex (8.10) Works almost out-of-the-box. You just have to blacklist the ath_pci module to make the WLAN card work. Everything else seems to work fine. You might have to keep the setkeycodes mappings for the popup displays when changing volume or brightness… Read More »