In 9.10 Karmic Koala, there's the same problem with acer_wmi as in 9.04.Original Post:
However, your 9.04 fix causes instability in the kernel, in 9.10. That's because the blacklisting should be done by editing the existing /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.
conf. And not by creating a new file named blacklist.
Blacklist.conf by default already contains a list of blacklisted kernel modules. You can simply add the following lines for acer_wmi:
# switch the wireless chipset on
The new kernel in the beta release of Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope provides better support for netbook hardware including that of my Acer Aspire One, but it still has a few wrinkles that are fairly simple to iron out.
The first thing you're likely to notice is that the wireless connection doesn't work correctly out of the box. It should automatically load the open source ath5k driver and give you the option of using the proprietary madwifi driver (unnecessary in my experience), but you will get no signal and network-manager will have all of the options grayed-out/disabled.
To fix this, hop onto a terminal and type:
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklistand add the line
blacklist acer_wmiThis should fix your wifi access (and possibly fix your wireless indicator LEDs[!]) in one fell swoop, once you restart.
Next, there is a known issue with the SD card readers stemming from Jaunty's version of the Linux kernel that causes the left reader to fail with this error:
mmc0: error -84 whilst initialising SD cardThe left-side SD reader is otherwise not acknowledged, i.e. it doesn't create a /dev/ entry when cards are inserted and hotplug doesn't mount the disk (this problem also exists on the Dell Mini 9, so you guys can benefit from this too). To correct the situation, type into a terminal:
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/optionsand add (be wary of line breaks; I recommend copy/pasting instead of manually typing):
options sdhci debug_quirks=1
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
2.6.28- 6-generic 2.6.28-6.17
ProcCmdLine: User Name=UUID=
e309fb14- 05db-4e9a- b137-c6bf63eeb6 a4 ro quiet splash elevator=noop
ature: Ubuntu 2.6.28-6.17-generic
Reboot and most everything should work properly, hotplugging and all. Also to be aware of, the right-side reader does not work properly if there is not a card in it at boot. In this case, it won't show any trace anywhere that you even have a right-side reader.
For both of these fixes, all we've done is created a text file that the system loads as it boots. If you wish to undo these fixes, you can just delete the text files and it'll go back to normal.
Finally, ctrl+alt+backspace doesn't kill the xserver anymore in Jaunty because people were apparently pressing it accidentally...? You can supposedly re-enable it (if you like) by installing a program called dontzap:
sudo aptitude install dontzapand then typing into a terminal:
sudo dontzap --disableUnfortunately, this did absolutely nothing on my system. Maybe you'll have better luck. In the meantime, you can either restart your entire system, or hit ctrl+alt+F1 to drop down to a console and type:
sudo /etc/inti.d/gdm restartA scary blue and red error screen will pop up notifying you that there's already an xserver running, to which you can just hit OK and it will restart with the new one.
I've been using the netbook remix, which is really attractive and easy to use. Its launcher menu is incompatible with Compiz-fusion, but it looks nice enough that I don't even miss compositing.
Also of note, suspend actually seems to work now instead of totally borking my system, and the integrated mic/webcam seem to work much more reliably now.
Let me know if you have any issues and I'll try to help resolve them.