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Re: Acer Aspire One Fan
« Reply #30 on: February 19, 2012, 05:08:24 pm »
Referring to Reply #23:
Thank you very much, Mark! In case I can be of any help in return - I am 65 years old; psychologist; plus specialist in pétanque/boule.
So I have to think it over now how to proceed - I have to "make/compile" the new acerhdf, how? First to "untar", how? BIOS-Update is not trivial either. Is both necessary, might it work just with a new acerhdf? It takes so much time for me to find out everything and I am reluctant to ask all these basic things. Anyhow - thanks again.
(Though not intending to change my runnig system I was advised by you to have a look at peppermint - does Skype (video) run with it, does the inbuilt mike works out of the box with it?)
Have a good day. Regards, Gnil

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Re: Acer Aspire One Fan
« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2012, 05:25:47 pm »
Skype (video) works out of the box .. built in mic doesn't, but it's an easy fix .. it's all in the Peppermint tutorial here:
http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=9782.0

If you'd rather have a go at compiling acerhdf 0.5.27 let me know and I'll post instructions .. it's quite easy .. and don't worry about asking for help, that's what the forum is for :)

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Is both necessary, might it work just with a new acerhdf?


I'm going to "guess" that just updating acerhdf would work, but it's only a guess .. certainly can't hurt to try.

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I have to "make/compile" the new acerhdf, how?


OK, instructions for installing acerhdf 0.5.27 ..

first you'll need to install the linux-headers-generic and build-essential packages, so open a terminal and enter:
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sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential
hit enter, and enter your password when asked (be aware, you won't see anything whilst you are entering your password, but it is going in).

when that command finishes, enter:
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cd ~
and hit enter.

Then to download the acerhdf tarball enter:
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wget "http://www.piie.net/files/acerhdf_kmod-0.5.27.tar.gz"
and hit enter.

To unpack the tarball, enter:
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tar -xvf acerhdf_kmod-0.5.27.tar.gz
and hit enter.

Now change to the acerhdf_kmod directory with:
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cd acerhdf_kmod
and hit enter

Now to build and install acerhdf 0.5.27, enter:
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make && sudo make install
hit enter, and enter your password when asked.

Now REBOOT.

Once rebooted, open a terminal and run:
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dmesg | grep acerhdf
and hit enter .. you should get something similar to-

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[   10.144202] acerhdf: Acer Aspire One Fan driver, v.0.5.27


If you get version 0.5.27 .. check if it now controls your fan as it should.
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Re: Acer Aspire One Fan
« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2012, 11:29:51 pm »
Very much hope, you are not annoyed too much: Where could I have
read  that differences exist how to boot!? This must be something everybody knows but me.
What I did was a "warm restart", no shut down, just let the sytem stop, start, show the "acer logo",
let it show the boot alternatives (several Wiederherstellungskonsolen), the possibility to boot
 my old linpus sytem and than after a couple of seconds load Ubuntu. (I have my netbook
 connected constantly to power a power source, now and than work on battery but mostly
 only closing the cover so I can awake it fast.)
After having the netbook once actually shut down and disconnected and restarted:
Fan control works!
So I give this info to you to be able to deal with my sort of laymanship in future. Sorry and
a big thank you! (Alas - without your help I would have been still stuck today...)

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Re: Acer Aspire One Fan
« Reply #33 on: February 20, 2012, 11:48:20 pm »
Why would I be annoyed ? .. I'm just happy it's working, whatever the cause :)
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