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03 December 2010

Ubuntu Maverick 10.0 on Acer Revo 3700

These are some rough notes on what I needed to get Ubuntu Maverick 32bit working on the Acer r3700.


While the kernel rt2860pci driver will run the wireless ok it will cause a hard-lock when it is unloaded (e.g. during shutdown). Thanks to Wolfgang Kufner and Marcus Tisoft for providing a solution - replace the kernel driver with a patched driver from Ralink for the rt3090 (comment #9):

sound over hdmi (stereo only tested)

Unmute all digital outputs in Alsa (use right cursor + 'M' until they are all green):
alsamixer -c 1
sudo alsactl store

Testing alsa:
speaker-test -D plughw:1,7

Setting pulseaudio to output via alsa:
sudo gedit /etc/pulse/

Uncomment and modify the line containing module-alsa-sink:
  load-module module-alsa-sink device=hw:1,7


Fails to suspend ... haven't found a solution yet.