Acer Aspire Timeline 1810tz
Small howto for installing arch on the Acer Aspire Timeline 1810tz
- Audio: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
- Video: Intel GMA 4500MHD
- Processor: U4100 @ 1.30GHz
- Wired: Atheros Communications Device 1063 (rev c0)
- Wireless: Intel Corporation WiFi Link 1000 Series
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07) 00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07) 00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03) 00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03) 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03) 00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03) 00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 03) 00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03) 00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03) 00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03) 00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03) 00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M-E LPC Interface Controller (rev 03) 00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E SATA AHCI Controller (rev 03) 00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03) 01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Device 1063 (rev c0) 02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation WiFi Link 1000 Series
Detailed info found at Wireless Out of the box with Kernel ≥2.6.34.X.
Out of the box with Kernel ≥2.6.32.X.
Detailed info found at Xorg
pacman -S xorg-server xorg xf86-input-synaptics xf86-input-keyboard xf86-video-intel
I was experiencing some problems with the Touchpad, it was becoming unresponsive kind of laggy. Here is a forum thread that helped
xinput --set-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Two-Finger Pressure" 280
To enable mute volume up and down do following
pacman -S xbindkeys
(xbindkey '("XF86AudioMute") "amixer sset Master toggle") (xbindkey '("XF86AudioRaiseVolume")' "amixer set Master 2dB+ unmute") (xbindkey '("XF86AudioLowerVolume")' "amixer set Master 2dB- unmute")
autostart xbindkeys while starting X. I use the .xinitrc for this.
# keybindings xbindkeys
Enable Intel KMS. This works quite nice.
Detailed info found at Alsa
pacman -S alsa-utils alsaconf alsamixer
add alsa to /etc/rc.conf.
Works out of the box
I added !uvcvideo to rc.conf modules to prevent it from auto loading to save power. Can be loaded by modprobe when needed.
enable power saving wireless(add to /etc/rc.local)
iwconfig wlan0 power on
add following modules to /etc/rc.conf
append to /etc/rc.local
echo conservative > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_governor echo conservative > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu1/cpufreq/scaling_governor
powertop can give some nice hints how to save power.
add to /etc/rc.local
echo min_power > /sys/class/scsi_host/host0/link_power_management_policy echo 1500 > /proc/sys/vm/dirty_writeback_centisecs
Stop writing logs and tmp stuff to the Hard-drive.
add to /etc/fstab
none /var/log tmpfs size=10M 0 0 none /tmp tmpfs size=100M 0 0 none /var/tmp tmpfs size=20M 0 0
Added noatime to all my partitions in /etc/fstab to reduce hdd IO. This is usually done when using an SSD but i think it can't harm if i also use it on my normal Hard drive.
/dev/sda3 / ext4 defaults,noatime 0 1
pm-suspend seems to work out of the box X/sound/wireless come up with out a hick. pm-hibernate needs some configuration - havent tried it yet. More info can be found on the pm-utils page. I bound pm-suspend to the power key.
Acerhdf  is a module you can load to control the fan-speed. Download the latest version, unpack it and follow instructions in the readme file. You probably need to add your bios-version in the config-file. Your bios-version is in the error message when you load the module. Add acerhdf in your rc.conf. If it doesn't work, you can also follow these instructions: Acer_Aspire_One#acerhdf
Keyboard in X
Disable caps lock and set keyboard layout in X
# set german keyboard layout and disable caps lock setxkbmap -layout de -option ctrl:nocaps &&
mplayer 1080p 720p
- 720p: works out of the box
- 1080p: currently not working
Trying to get it to work:
- Multithreaded mplayer aur/mplayer-mt-git does improve the situation but not solve the problem.
- mplayer -lavdopts threads=4 -vo gl2
- aur/mplayer-coreavc-svn tries to install wine so I didn't test it
- VA-API GPU Acceleration coming for GM45 around Q3 2010 .
- using aur/mplayer-vaapi mplayer -vo vaapi file should play the content with out a problem as soon as support arrives.