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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:27 pm    Post subject: Aspire One 270(Solved) Reply with quote

Does this netbook work with Gentoo?

Intel Atom N2600
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Aspire One 270 Reply with quote

Gankfest wrote:
Does this netbook work with Gentoo?

Intel Atom N2600


I have an Acer aspire one ES1-131 netbook. So far everything works flawlessly on Linux (Gentoo).

These are the specs:
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inxi -b                                                     
System:    Host: divine Kernel: 4.4.6-gentoo x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: i3 4.10.4
           Distro: Gentoo Base System release 2.2
Machine:   Mobo: Acer model: Garp_BA v: V1.20
           Bios: Insyde v: V1.20 date: 11/13/2015
CPU:       Quad core Intel Pentium N3700 (-MCP-) speed/max: 840/2400 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Device 22b1
           Display Server: X.Org 1.17.4 driver: intel Resolution: 1366x768@59.97hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics (Cherryview)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.0.6
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter
           driver: ath9k
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (35.5% used)
Info:      Processes: 198 Uptime: 22:19 Memory: 1523.7/3865.0MB
           Client: Shell (zsh) inxi: 2.2.19


I got it for about less than $220, and it's probably the best purchase decision I've ever made. Battery last around 8-10+ hours depending on use, portable & lightweight. I really have no regrets about this :)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your version is higher, i got this one for 20$. The drivers might be different which is what I'm concerned about. :/
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gankfest wrote:
Your version is higher, i got this one for 20$. The drivers might be different which is what I'm concerned about. :/


Wow 20$ dude, you're a rockstar at bargaining lol.

Try to google around and research, see if you see any threads related to hardware issues with your model. That's what I did pretty much, also mine was preinstalled with some garbage linux distro (forgot the name) so was pretty sure that the hardware would not have much issues on Linux.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

irenicus2015 wrote:
Gankfest wrote:
Your version is higher, i got this one for 20$. The drivers might be different which is what I'm concerned about. :/


Wow 20$ dude, you're a rockstar at bargaining lol.

Try to google around and research, see if you see any threads related to hardware issues with your model. That's what I did pretty much, also mine was preinstalled with some garbage linux distro (forgot the name) so was pretty sure that the hardware would not have much issues on Linux.


I did, but this model comes with different processors. I couldn't find anything on the atom, just the other processor. even then every distro had varied results. Everything isn't compatible with linux. I had an AMD I had to use zenkernels to run, so Ya... I wanna get the low down from someone that knows.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an Acer Aspire ONE D270-26Dkk netbook in my home network. I paid €243,02 in november 2012 :P
It was shipped with MeeGo Linux so I thought drivers would be no problem. Boy was I wrong.

It has Intel GMA 3600 graphics based on a PowerVR core. There is no accelerated driver for Xorg Server. This hardware is not supported by Intel on Linux.
You'll have to use unaccelerated xf86-video-modesetting or xf86-video-fbdev if you want to use Xorg.

I use it as a 24/7 low-power server, with no Xorg and a wired network connection. Last time I tried wireless works with net-wireless/broadcom-sta.
It runs nginx, mariadb, git, dns, dhcp, nfs, ntp, nzbget and sickrage.
I use distcc to speed up compiling, but for big compiles like gcc I mount its root over nfs on my i7 desktop and use the i7 to do the compiling.

As a server it's still useful with 2GB ram and 2-core/4-thread cpu, but without decent xorg-drivers I don't use it for anything else.

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System:    Host: aod270 Kernel: 4.6.3-gentoo x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Xfce 4.12.0
           Distro: Gentoo Base System release 2.2
Machine:   System: Acer product: AOD270 v: V1.09 serial: NUSGAEH00622825CE77614
           Mobo: Acer model: JE01_CT serial: 228020FHMBQC0479F Bios: Insyde v: V1.09 rv 9.240 date: 09/04/2012
CPU:       Dual core Intel Atom N2600 (-HT-MCP-) speed/max: 600/1600 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Atom Processor D2xxx/N2xxx Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.org 1.18.3 driver: N/A tty size: 190x56 Advanced Data: N/A for root
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller driver: r8169
           Card-2: Broadcom BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 2320.5GB (82.0% used)
Info:      Processes: 212 Uptime: 10 days Memory: 924.8/1991.6MB Init: SysVinit rc: OpenRC runlevel: default
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.19

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not even going to deal with it, the more i read about it the more I don't want to deal with the headache. :/
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got an aspire one D250 which I think has the first atom in it. You can't put more than 2G ram in it and it's slow ram but it runs Gentoo ok for me. Not fast of course but it works.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, but the Aspire One that the OP talked about has an Atom N2600 (Cedar View) with PowerVR graphics. Those should absolutely be avoided. The D250 has an Atom N270 with Intel graphics which is well-supported.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chithanh wrote:
Yeah, but the Aspire One that the OP talked about has an Atom N2600 (Cedar View) with PowerVR graphics. Those should absolutely be avoided. The D250 has an Atom N270 with Intel graphics which is well-supported.


I assumed being Intel it had HD graphics, but it doesn't. I want to buy a cheap laptop to run Linux as a hobby. I gave up my gaming machine, and want to focus my spare time on fishing and Linux. With that being said the hardest thing I've achieved was deliding a processor.

http://s209.photobucket.com/user/6tantra9/media/photo_zps3e132fa2.jpg.html?sort=3&o=14th

If it wasn't for Gentoo.org, I would of never got to where I am today. I just wanna find a basic comp to run gentoo.org, figure neddyseagoon could weigh on the subject, and help me find something to retire too. :)

My tag is paradox6996

PS I sold the netbook for 40$ for a profit... Just saying!
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