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The Acer Aspire One 722-0828 is a categorized as a netbook, but it is a beautiful little machine, inexpensive and with fairly good processing power. Installation of GNU/Linux (OpenSuse 11.4) on this little machine was fairly easy. The main sticking point was to get the wireless card to work without “freezing” the system.
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|Name||Aspire One 722 (AO722-0828)|
|Processor||AMD Dual-Core C-60 1.0GHz|
|Screen||11.6” HD Widescreen LCD display (1366 x 768)|
|Graphics||ATI Radeon HD 6290|
|Network||802.11b/g/n - 10/100 LAN|
|Card Reader||Yes/No/Partial/Not Tested||Comments|
Based on my experience with Acer Aspire 1551, I decided to go directly to
installing from external optical drive.
Download DVD install image (openSUSE-11.4-DVD-x86_64.iso) from the
openSUSE download site. Boot onto DVD
and choose install, write acpi=off in the kernel option line. Follow
installation menu as per instructions in
Installation Help. After
installing all packages and writing some configuration files, the system will
ask to reboot.
I usually install the system with root password and without
automatic login. After rebooting and logging in I found that the wireless card
had not been detected, this was not a problem because I was connected via a
I brought the system up to date using yast and rebooted again.
Then I added extra repositories including:
A new update installed a somewhat old proprietary ATI graphic driver.
… To Be Continued …
Update January 19th 2014
I am back after a short while :)
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