2012/7/3 Tommy Trussell <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 1:39 PM, HaPK <email@example.com> wrote:
>> I recently bought an Acer aspire one 720 for my mom. the people who sold
>> it to me installed Windows 7 on a partition and left some free space so that
>> I could install some other distro on it.
>> I tried several different distros (mint, fedora, zorin, archbang, and
>> ultimately ubuntu) and they all worked fine on their live versions. lastly
>> decided to install Linux mint with KDE, so that I'd try the netbook plasma
>> interface on that small 11.6 inch screen. initially it worked fine, but then
>> the updates made gtk based applications to look bad and I couldn't make it
>> look fine again; also the desktop lacks some important interaction and
>> accessibility features.
>> So I decided to install ubuntu in it. once I tried installing ubuntu,
>> after the partitioning table step, the installer popped up an error saying
>> that it would be impossible to install and that this was caused by a faulty
>> CD or DVD medium. Obviously I was installing from a pen drive so I found
>> this error message to be weird. Anyway, I went to wipe the pen drive and
>> reinstall the distros on it, I use multi system, and tried this time.
>> When the live CD loaded it looked fine, but when I connected to the
>> wireless network the computer froze. I tried a second time and it was the
>> same thing, it froze right when trying to connect to the network.
> I cannot find that exact model Acer (are you sure it's a model "720"?) but
> apparently some of the Acer models use the ath9k driver and some freeze
> under certain conditions. You listed some specific distros that did and
> didn't work, but the other distros may use a different version of the
> driver. (Could be newer OR older.)
> Here is one of several results from a Google search.
> You might want to check to find the EXACT model information of your laptop
> and search for it. There may be some more up-to-date recommendations and
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Oh, you are right, it's actually a 722 model, not a 720. I followed
the second suggestion on the link you shared and it turns out it
worked! I'm writing this right now from said computer. Just to
summarize: In the BIOS menu, put net start as the first item in the
boot menu, then reboot. It's weird, apparently the BIOS has to load
it's built-in net driver so that when the kernel loads it can load
correctly the ath9k driver...
Now what bothers me is that all the distros I tried in their live
versions, at first, worked fine, it was later that this problem
This workaround worked, now to find a real fix
HaPK<-----Hazan Perez Cardona
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