Aspire One video support

I have added support for the 1024x600 LCD screen in the Acer Aspire One.

This required patching the source of the '915resolution' package, version 0.5.3, as described here by timothyli:

...the forum thread has a link to a site with the complete patch. This is for the Intel 965GM graphics chip.

I then modified /usr/sbin/xorgwizard so that Xorg supports 1024x600, and modified /usr/X11R7/bin/xwin for Xvesa.

Posted on 22 Jul 2008, 17:06


Posted on 22 Jul 2008, 17:27 by BarryK
Aspire One sound
I don't yet know if sound works in 4.1. I would like to know about that.

I'll post this to the forum also, but there are a few things I would like to know about the Aspire One:

In a terminal run this:
# ddcprobe
...does it return a line with "timing: 1024x600" in it? Note, ddcprobe sometimes has the be run a second time to work.
Could you post the result to me.

In a terminal run this:
# dmidecode
...and post result for me to read.

I notice from the forum thread that sound, at last on an earlier puppy, needs "options snd-hda-intel model=acer" in /etc/modprobe.conf. If it turns out that 4.1 needs this also, the output of dmidecode will enable Puppy to detect that an Aspire One is running and apply any required hacks.

Posted on 10 Aug 2008, 20:47 by Michael J King
questions answered
Hello Barry,
I have only had my Aspire One a few days, but I have puppy on a 2GB Usb and have played with it and can answer your questions.
The Puppy barks! the sound works with the latest 4.05/4.1

I havent been able to conect to the internet with the internal wifi.

I posted pictures of the readout on my website
the links are on the forum thread

Posted on 11 Aug 2008, 3:56 by michael J King
madwifi added ....Its sorted now!!! Wifi works fine.