Works well on Acer Aspire One model 722

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  • Tom Miller

    After tinkering with Windows 10 and spending a lot of time watching it peg the task manager at 100% I decide to re-install CloudReady/Neverware.

    I am noticing a little bit of delay in displaying letters after they are typed.  Since I also have been having trouble with my internet service it made me wonder if the text is being sent outside the machine before it is displayed just like a full duplex ASCII/ANSI terminal used to do?

    The other possibility is the OS is not taking full advantage of the integrated AMD video system.  The cpu on this system is nothing to write home about but the Video was good enough to provide excellent video/online movie streaming under XP and Windows 7.

     

  • Forrest Smith

    Tom,

     

    The reason we've never added the 722 to our supported list is because of little quirks and slow downs like this. We've never quite ironed out compatibility with that chipset, so we weren't comfortable officially supporting it.

     

    Sorry not to have a better answer - hopefully you can either make doo as is, or find an alternative like Chromixium where things run more smoothly.

  • Tom Miller

    I am currently streaming Youtube (Linda Ronstadt) with 5 tabs open and it is much more responsive.  So it looks like for posting/writing if you don't have 13 tabs open it will be smooth enough to allow you to do production typing on it.

    Neverware appears to run better than Windows 10 does on this hardware.

  • Forrest Smith

    Tom,

     

    Great to hear that things work as well as desired when not over-burdening the memory.

     

    I'll have our QA take a second look at the machine.

     

    On a completely biased note: LOVE to hear that CloudReady runs better than Windows 10. Thanks :-)

  • Tom Miller

    While the "internal" microphone appears to be recognized by Neverware.  1) a recording extension says it doesn't have a microphone.  2) another recording and notes app doesn't record anything even with the microphone level turned all the way up.  3) the voice typing feature of google docs says it can't hear me.  Additional search indicates you have to do extra setup under Linux to get the microphone to work for this brand and model.  Sorry.

  • Seth Albee
  • Tom Miller

    Another problem with some kinds of audio streaming.  This won't stream on my Aspire but does stream on both a CloudReady/Neverware Dell Latitude 530 and a ASUS C300 Chromebook.

    Edited: The "Flare" streaming player (free) from the Google store now appears to work for streaming the below URL:

    The URL is: http://kansaspublicradio.org/ click on the streaming button in the upper right-hand of the page.  

    It does play MP3/4, WAV files and Youtube without installing anything from the Google store.

  • Forrest Smith

    Tom,

     

    Have you ensured Flash is fully installed on that AO722?

  • Tom Miller

    I have Flash version: 

    Installed (version 20.0.0.267)
     
    Check for Updates

    And it refuses to update to something later.

     
  • Tom Miller

    I have previously had trouble with a too sensitive touch pad under windows XP/7/10? and have had to install the Synaptic driver to reduce the tendency of the cursor to suddenly switch to another location while I am typing.

    I have turned the touch pad speed all the way down.  Is there any other things I can do?

     

  • Forrest Smith

    Tom,

     

    You could try fiddling with the variety of synclient features - kick things off by running "synclient -h" and "synclient -l" from cmd line.


    ( you'll need to do the GUI cmd line by pressing ctrl+alt+t and then running command "shell" - otherwise you may get errors)

  • Tom Miller

    Thank you for the idea on the touch pad.  I googled around and found someone with a similar too sensitive touch pad had changed one of the synclient parameters to "FingerHigh=65" It was defaulted at "30" on my Aspire One 722 machine and the problem seems to have gone away.

    It sounds like that is a temporary fix though.  There is some file I have to change to make it a permanent fix?  Can you give me a link to a "how to" in the context of CloudReady?

    "....I'm no expert in Ubuntu. On modern distributions there should be a directory /user/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/ with templates for various settings which once have been made in the xorg.conf file.
    Chose one of the templates (on my system it would be 50-synaptics.conf) and copy it to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ then you can edit and modify it to your needs, it is selfexplaining....." from http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-newbie-8/touchpad-to-sensitive-891629/

  • Forrest Smith

    Tom, 

     

    That linked advice is as much as I could provide. 

     

    You may need to remount the Root drive as read/write prior to using 'vi'  to edit that file with

     

    'sudo mount -o rw,remount /'

     

    You should be able to use a similar configuration change to what your temp fix was in one of those xorg.conf.d files, but it'll take some experimentation to find the right  spot. 

     

    Good luck -  sorry not to have more direct advice. 

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