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Old 05-04-2011, 03:09 AM
Zachary Buhman
 
Default Bug#625507: acer-wmi developer says the module doesn't do anything on the aspire one

On Wed, 2011-05-04 at 02:38 +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> No, it says that it *is* blacklisted - which is true for some specific
> Aspire One models.

I seems like most (if not all) distributions are treating it more like a
suggestion.

> However, the code also has specific support for many
> other Aspire One models.

In http://code.google.com/p/aceracpi/wiki/SupportedHardware in the
Unsupported Acer Aspire section

"One series - But the WMI implementation on this laptop doesn't actually
do anything"

I don't see how both statements can be true simultaneously. Because it
quite literally doesn't do anything--straight from the words of the
developer himself--and ends up breaking wireless, it makes sense to
blacklist it on all Aspire One models.

Zack Buhman




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Old 05-04-2011, 03:20 AM
Ben Hutchings
 
Default Bug#625507: acer-wmi developer says the module doesn't do anything on the aspire one

On Tue, 2011-05-03 at 22:09 -0500, Zachary Buhman wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-05-04 at 02:38 +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > No, it says that it *is* blacklisted - which is true for some specific
> > Aspire One models.
>
> I seems like most (if not all) distributions are treating it more like a
> suggestion.
>
> > However, the code also has specific support for many
> > other Aspire One models.
>
> In http://code.google.com/p/aceracpi/wiki/SupportedHardware in the
> Unsupported Acer Aspire section
>
> "One series - But the WMI implementation on this laptop doesn't actually
> do anything"
>
> I don't see how both statements can be true simultaneously.

Indeed. That statement is dated 2009 and the driver has moved on.

> Because it
> quite literally doesn't do anything--straight from the words of the
> developer himself--and ends up breaking wireless, it makes sense to
> blacklist it on all Aspire One models.

No. You only have the evidence of your own model.

Ben.

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Old 05-04-2011, 08:50 AM
Zack Buhman
 
Default Bug#625507: acer-wmi developer says the module doesn't do anything on the aspire one

On Wed, 2011-05-04 at 04:20 +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
>Indeed. That statement is dated 2009 and the driver has moved on.

I apologize; I assumed the documentation to be current and accurate.

> No. You only have the evidence of your own model.
> Ben.

You're correct. If the acer_wmi module isn't loaded while booting, one
of the problems I've noticed is that audio is very distorted and
scratchy. The problem immediately goes away after you modprobe
acer_wmi, but the wireless drops out again. After rmmod acer_wmi, the
audio interestingly is not impacted.

This seems to be a much bigger problem than I gave it credit for
initially.

Zack Buhman




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Old 05-04-2011, 01:15 PM
Geert Stappers
 
Default Bug#625507: acer-wmi developer says the module doesn't do anything on the aspire one

Did the driver work on this hardware in earlier kernel versions?



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Old 05-04-2011, 09:39 PM
Zack Buhman
 
Default Bug#625507: acer-wmi developer says the module doesn't do anything on the aspire one

On Wed, 2011-05-04 at 15:15 +0200, Geert Stappers wrote:
> Did the driver work on this hardware in earlier kernel versions?

Yes, it worked in 2.6.32.




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