Wed Jan 01 18:40:02 UTC 2014
Acer Aspire S7-191
Model: Acer Aspire S7-191-73514G25ass Processor: Intel Core i7-3517U CPU @ 1.90GHz × 4, Ivy Bridge RAM: 4GB DDR3L HDD: 2x128GB SSD Graphics: Intel Ivy Bridge Mobile, HD Graphics 4000 Display: 11.6'' LED IPS Screen: capacitive touch screen, glossy Resolution: 1920x1080, 16:9 Keyboard: illuminated USB: 2x3.0 HDMI: micro HDMI Webcam: yes Wifi: b/g/n Bluetooth: 4.0 Weight: 1.1kg
Enter BIOS: F2 ~ Fn 2
Ubuntu @ S7: no RAID, Win8 @ VirtualBox
- switch UEFI boot to Legacy BIOS - backup /dev/sda and /dev/sdb from live Ubuntu as described in RAID version - switch off RAID in Intel RST menu (enter using ctrl-i) - install ubuntu on /dev/sda - use fdisk and mkfs to partition and format /dev/sdb - determine partition UUID ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid/ - auto mount /dev/sdb1 as /home /etc/fstab
Attachments:http://www.wikihow.com/Install-Windows-8-in-Virtual-Box (URL)
Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail 64b
- graphics work only with 3.8 and 3.9 kernels - 13.10's 3.10 kernel doesn't work; fix to be shipped with 3.13+
Attachments:http://releases.ubuntu.com/raring/ (URL)http://www.linlap.com/acer_aspire_s7-191 (URL)
/etc/fstab ... mount /dev/sdb1 to /home and use flags as for other linux devices UUID=43dfb75c-1032-416f-b0c4-f4e8014a9fa5 /home ext4 defaults 0 2
Attachments:http://askubuntu.com/questions/232790/automount-ext4-partition-with-user-permission-ownership-fstab (URL)
fdisk, mkfs.ext4
Keyboard repeat bug
Notebook's keyboard suffers from key repeat problem (setterm(1) and kbdrate(8) cannot fix it). It can be fixing using accessibility settings in X. I didn't found solution for the console. Check my question at StackOverflow: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20840589/how-to-create-global-keyboard-filter-linux X: System Settings/Universal Access/Typing/Bounce Keys - does fix regardless Unity/Gnome/... is used - simply set the slider to Short and that's it: no duplicate letters & normal writing is possible (no slow down :-)
Attachments:http://forum.notebookreview.com/sony/306453-sony-vaio-z-sticky-squeaky-keys-doubled-type-17.html (URL)http://community.acer.com/t5/Ultra-Thin/Acer-s7-keyboard-issue-with-repeating-characters/td-p/24407 (URL)http://forum.notebookreview.com/sony/306453-sony-vaio-z-sticky-squeaky-keys-doubled-type-16.html (URL)https://dl.dropbox.com/u/26748522/zechofix.html (URL)http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6560553/linux-x11-global-keyboard-hook (URL)http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15949163/read-from-dev-input (URL)http://code.google.com/p/logkeys/ (URL)https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-source-2.6.15/+bug/39315 (URL)http://forum.notebookreview.com/sony/306453-sony-vaio-z-sticky-squeaky-keys-doubled-type-17.html (URL)
accesskeys: xkbset bouncekeys 10
install accessx $ sudo apt-get install xkbset then run the commands: ax +bouncekeys ax -timeout ax bouncedelay 10
Attachments:https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-source-2.6.15/+bug/39315/comments/111 (URL)My stackoverflow question (URL)
Touch screen: browsers, system, ...
Touch screen doesn't work with Unity - it stop working after a few minutes. Defect is fixed in 13.10 and will not be backported to 13.04. Thus the solution is to switch to gnome-shell (that I like more at the end).
Attachments:http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2101736 (URL)https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/1099289 (URL)https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-nexus7/+bug/1068994 (URL)
gnome-shell (Unity replacement ~ touch freeze workaround)
Attachments:http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-alternatives-unity-ubuntu-users-linux/ (URL)
Attachments:https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chrometouch/ncegfehgjifmmpnjaihnjpbpddjjebme/related (URL)https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/gestures-for-google-chrom/jpkfjicglakibpenojifdiepckckakgk/related (URL)
Attachments:https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/grab-and-drag/ (URL)Flick gestures (URL)https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/firegestures/ (URL)
Power save (2h > 4h internal battery)
$ powertop
Screen brightness & keys
Grub: acpi_brightness=vendor Grub: acpi_osi=Linux acpi_backlight=vendor
GVFS Metadata
+ gvfs-metadata if eating a lot of CPU: killall gvfs-metadata; rm -rvf ~/.local/usr/share/gvfs-metadata
$ sudo powertop
Backup @ Ubuntu One
Ubuntu @ S7: Dualboot (failed > don't use)
Attachments:http://caritas-space.blogspot.cz/2013/05/install-debian-testing-or-wheezy-70.html (URL)https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStickQuick (URL)Raid Win8 backup (URL)http://www.linlap.com/acer_aspire_s7-191 (URL)
My how to
Method for ubuntu/win8 dualboot - use at your own risk: - boot to windows 8 - shrink main partition using disc tools - download 13.04 ISO > older kernel is needed (with 13.10 kernels S7 will not work) - use Ubuntu how to and create bootable USB from downloaded 13.04 ISO - insert USB stick - go to BIOS using F2 (F2 2) - keep UEFI - disable secure boot - make USB the first bootable device - save changes and reboot - when Ubuntu menu appears, use Try Ubuntu - let it boot - plug-in external hard drive - open terminal and backup S7's SSDs > check the backup drive: cd /media/ubuntu/ > check RAID drives - mount drives (e.g. via nautilus) sudo fdisk -l sudo parted -l sudo dmsetup ls --tree -o blkdevname - backup drives dd if=/dev/sda bs=1M | gzip -c > /acer-s7-sda.gz dd if=/dev/sdb bs=1M | gzip -c > /acer-s7-sdb.gz - reboot - when Ubuntu menu appears, use Install Ubuntu - when asked to partition drive, choose manual - create partitions on RAID drive, not on sda/sdb /dev/mapper/isv_***_HDD0 /swap 8GB /sda1 100GB - mount previously created / partition (e.g. via nautilus) - mount special dirs: cd /media/ubuntu/f5291cc6-25f4-4861-9b5d-f596b2ff1856 sudo mount -t proc proc proc/ sudo mount -t sysfs sys sys/ sudo mount -o bind /dev dev/ - mount/unmount previously created /boot e.g via nautilus to determine dev mount - mount it to / sudo mount /dev/mapper/isw_bbijgffd_HDD0p8 /boot - chroot to newly created partition sudo chroot /media/ubuntu/f5291cc6-25f4-4861-9b5d-f596b2ff1856 /bin/bash - update-initramfs -u - mkdir /boot/grub - update-grub ! mount efi partition i.e. HDD0 partition i.e. partition that was selected during Ubuntu installation as the one where to put bootloader: mkdir /boot/efi mount /dev/disk/by-id/dm-uuid-part2-DMRAID-isw_xxx_HDD0 /boot/efi (mount /dev/dm-0 /boot/efi ! install grub grub-install
Model: Linux device-mapper (striped) (dm) Disk /dev/mapper/isw_bbijgffd_HDD0: 256GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: gpt Number Start End Size File system Name Flags 1 1049kB 420MB 419MB ntfs Basic data partition hidden, diag 2 420MB 735MB 315MB fat32 EFI system partition boot 3 735MB 869MB 134MB Microsoft reserved partition msftres 4 869MB 84.7GB 83.9GB ntfs Basic data partition 6 84.7GB 230GB 145GB ext4 7 230GB 238GB 8000MB linux-swap(v1) 8 238GB 238GB 200MB ext2 5 242GB 256GB 14.1GB ntfs Basic data partition hidden, diag
dm-0 seems to be the root device, other seems to be partitions root@ubuntu:/dev# dmsetup --tree ls -o blkdevname,device,active,open isw_bbijgffd_HDD0p5 (252:5) [ACTIVE, 2] └─isw_bbijgffd_HDD0 (252:0) [ACTIVE, 5] ├─ (8:16) └─ (8:0) isw_bbijgffd_HDD0p4 (252:4) [ACTIVE, 2] └─isw_bbijgffd_HDD0 (252:0) [ACTIVE, 5] ├─ (8:16) └─ (8:0) isw_bbijgffd_HDD0p3 (252:3) [ACTIVE, 0] └─isw_bbijgffd_HDD0 (252:0) [ACTIVE, 5] ├─ (8:16) └─ (8:0) isw_bbijgffd_HDD0p2 (252:2) [ACTIVE, 0] └─isw_bbijgffd_HDD0 (252:0) [ACTIVE, 5] ├─ (8:16) └─ (8:0) isw_bbijgffd_HDD0p1 (252:1) [ACTIVE, 2] └─isw_bbijgffd_HDD0 (252:0) [ACTIVE, 5] ├─ (8:16) └─ (8:0)
Attachments:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_Extensible_Firmware_Interface (URL)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST) is HW RAID controller. $ dmraid -l ... list SW RAID controllers $ dmraid -r ... list devices in RAID i.e. discs $ sudo parted -l ... to find bootable partition
Attachments:http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2146741 (URL)http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2129157&page=2 (URL)
RAID 0 is: - no data redundancy - first block on disk A, second block on disk B, third block on disk A, ...
Attachments:https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FakeRaidHowto (URL)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raid-0 (URL)
Acer Support
Attachments:http://si.acer.com/ac/en/SI/content/model/NX.M42EX.010 (URL)
Reviews and videos
Attachments:http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Acer-Aspire-S7-191-Ultrabook.87417.0.html (URL)http://m.alza.cz/acer-aspire-s7-191-73514g25ass-aluminum-d361015.htm (URL)
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