[PD] any problems with debian on the Acer laptops ? (formerly [PD] linux distribution choice)

julienbreval at free.fr julienbreval at free.fr
Sat Nov 26 21:03:04 CET 2005


On an Acer Aspire Centrino laptop, when I want to install either Linux Debian or
Ubuntu (Debian-based), the computer freezes after "Uncompressing Linux ........
Ok, booting the kernel".

Sometimes, not always, after the computer freezes a list of "FATAL modprobe
xxxxxx" messages prints continuously on the screen, telling that some files are

The Ubuntu live CD doesn't work either. Notice that the original ubuntu CDs that
I have installs / boot correctly on a desktop. Let's try RH9 then ... (I still
have the install CDs).

> > Some Linux distributions like Ubuntu seem to be a compromise between big
> linux
> > and scratch linux but last time I tried Ubuntu I couldn't get correct low
> > latency audio on it, hence I re-installed RH9. Did these medium-size
> > distributions improve recently ?
> >
> > There are also some "multimedia" linux like Agnula that I don't know
> anything
> > about.
> I'd try AGNULA/Demudi then (*not* A/Rehmudi, which is as dead as
> jMax).  It's very nice and already optimized for audio work.
> Ubuntu is nice, too, but to really get low latency going you need to
> invest a bit of time. However you could install the A/Demudi kernel on
> a Ubuntu system to shorten this path.
> Ciao
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