i915.rc6 testing update:
during last two weeks I was testing extensively several kernels from the 3.3rc line and I came to these conclusions:
- The in-kernel ASIX USB ethernet driver sucks loud, it causes lockups even under slightest load. Interestingly enough, a Skype call in the background kept running even with after such crash.
- I began using Bluetooth. It seems, that it has no effect on stability whatsoever.
- And now the best one: I found out, how to produce the sudden shutdown "on demand" .
How I did it:
The main thing is, that I am using XFCE4 (with compositing enabled) as my desktop environment. I wanted to give a try to Gnome3 and this is where I hit the wall. While I had no shutdown in all the time with patched DSDT (BIOS version 210 and 211) when I was using XFCE4, the moment I ran Gnome3 and tried to recompile some packages, my system just dropped dead. The usage scenario was as follows: Running Gnome Shell, compiling in the background and watching a movie in VLC. I got a shutdown in ten minutes. I was able to reproduce this behavior after reboot. Later I applied this patch http://lists.freedesktop.org/archive...ry/015131.html, but I got a shutdown as well, albeit this time it took like an hour and a half to poweroff.
The question is: can anybody running Gnome3 or Unity switch to XFCE4 and give it a try? Leave new DSDT in place, because without it I was getting shutdowns in XFCE and even in console.
Last edited by benesm1; February 20th, 2012 at 04:00 PM.
Weird: I get around 40% packet loss on wifi when pinging on a pretty vanilla 3.2.6 (all 3.2 kernels) and super stable wifi on 3.1 and 3.3.
Does ubuntu 3.2 kernel have some atheros patches that fixes this?
The reason I tested 3.2 is because of the rc6 patches are done on a 3.2.6 kernel.
So I went to a store today to test the keyboard, and I can't see what the problem with it is. Works fine for me.
I'm now close to order the UX31. Is the wiki that up to date? 12.04 is still beta, right?
I don't know how to properly install Ubuntu on this device, and this thread is huge. Can anybody make a summary?
Notebook edition or regular installation, for instance?
And also, this part from the wiki scares me:
EDIT: I just ordered the Asus Zenbook UX31E i5 128GB SSD.If this workaround not used, your memory controller setting will be screwed. After an incorrect suspend, many memory blocks starting with ~1G will be corrupt. Good way to see it is to use "memtest86+". The only way to fix controller setting is to open the case and plug off the battery. Please note that on this ultrabook the battery is not a user serviceable part and this could mean that by opening you can get your warranty void! If you start Windows or Linux with a corrupted controller, you will get system crashes or/and damaged file system.
EDIT2: On http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/ I can only find x86, no 64bit-version?
Sorry for a lot of questions at once, but please answer what you can.
Last edited by ericus; February 20th, 2012 at 09:39 PM.
Do you have packet loss? "ping -c 20 google.com"