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Driver for Acer Aspire One 722
« on: October 11, 2019, 11:30:43 am »
Hi! ,I'm a new linux user here. Before this I'm used Elementary os in my another laptop with medium spec and that's in very short time, it because my brother annoyed by legacy grub dual boot Elementary Os and Widows 10 (I' cant install UEFI)
"hey don't make something weird with this laptop!" he said  :-\
Well I just tried to revive my old potato laptop Acer Aspire One 722 using lightweight linux (I know peppermint from techradar) :)

This is my experience :
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This laptop can play Geometry Dash smoothly in windows 7, But using wine & open source driver in peppermint its become laggy (I don't know if using proprietary driver) this open source driver also cannot play youtube videos smoothly
If you guys know some recommendations/performance improvements, tell me guys please :D
(I don't know which is better open source or proprietary)

conclusion :
1. How to install graphics driver ?
2. Which is better proprietary or open source ?

this is my newest system information
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System:    Host: AO722 Kernel: 4.18.0-18-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Ten
Machine:   Device: laptop System: Acer product: AO722 v: V1.07 serial: N/A
           Mobo: Acer model: JE10-BZ serial: N/A
           BIOS: Acer v: V1.07 date: 09/19/2011
Battery    BAT1: charge: 14.7 Wh 82.0% condition: 17.9/48.8 Wh (37%)
           model: Sanyo AL10B31 status: Discharging
CPU:       Dual core AMD C-60 APU with Radeon HD Graphics (-MCP-)
           arch: Bobcat rev.0 cache: 512 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 3990
           clock speeds: max: 1000 MHz 1: 1001 MHz 2: 1005 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Wrestler [Radeon HD 6290]
           bus-ID: 00:01.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.1 )
           drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@59.97hz
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD PALM (DRM 2.50.0 / 4.18.0-18-generic, LLVM 8.0.0)
           version: 3.3 Mesa 19.0.8 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Wrestler HDMI Audio
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:01.1
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.18.0-18-generic
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR8152 v2.0 Fast Ethernet
           driver: atl1c v: port: 2000 bus-ID: 06:00.0
           IF: enp6s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter
           driver: ath9k bus-ID: 07:00.0
           IF: wlp7s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 120.0GB (17.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ADATA_SU650 size: 120.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 9.4G used: 6.9G (78%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
           ID-2: /var size: 6.6G used: 1.3G (21%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
           ID-3: /boot size: 945M used: 66M (8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-4: /home size: 19G used: 1.8G (10%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
           ID-5: swap-1 size: 2.05GB used: 0.06GB (3%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda8
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 62.9C mobo: N/A gpu: 62.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb bionic main restricted
           deb bionic-updates main restricted
           deb bionic universe
           deb bionic-updates universe
           deb bionic multiverse
           deb bionic-updates multiverse
           deb bionic-backports main restricted universe multiverse
           deb bionic partner
           deb bionic-security main restricted
           deb bionic-security universe
           deb bionic-security multiverse
           deb bionic main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/peppermint.list
           deb bionic main
Info:      Processes: 172 Uptime: 1:38 Memory: 1058.4/1720.6MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191) inxi: 2.3.56

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Re: Driver for Acer Aspire One 722
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2019, 11:57:48 am »
Hi Ranmit11, and welcome to the forum :)

I'm afraid there have been NO proprietary drivers for your AMD card in Linux since about 2014 .. AMD killed them off (haven't updated them to work with recent versions of Xorg), and the old versions will no longer work with recent distros/versions of Xorg.

Sorry, but that just they way it is.....

Your only option if you wanted to use FGLRX (the old proprietary driver) would be to use an old distro such as Ubuntu 14.04 (or Peppermint 6) .. the problem is all distros of that age are now end-of-life so would be a security risk to use.

Wouldn't it just be easier to just use the online version of Geometry Dash via the Google Chrome web browser:
rather than run a Windows app via emulation ?
« Last Edit: October 11, 2019, 12:08:03 pm by PCNetSpec »
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Re: Driver for Acer Aspire One 722
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2019, 11:47:44 am »
Ah I see... as I expected, old hardware recently not supported anymore. Whatever, I just use this laptop for browsing only, I don't expect too much for gaming Geometry Dash (I can play using my smartphone or my another medium spec laptop) If I want, then I must to install windows 7. But I want to explore something new, so I'm running without proprietary driver its okay.  :D