acer aspire 4560G A6 apu notebook arch linux installation tips

arch linux or gentoo linux installtion on Acer aspire 4560G will always have troubles.

the video driver. JUST NOTE

  • amd catalyst driver will not works at all, I tired 1 year before, it failed. and failed again today.

So, you only need the opensource driver xf86-video-ati and use radeon only with GPU integrated with APU. the HD chip will not work with radeon

the bcm43227 wireless driver.

Just black list kernel default driver:

  • blacklist b43
  • blacklist bcma
  • blacklist ssb

and download broadcom official sta linux driver. and compile from source, 3.x kernel need this patch

$ cat bc_wl_abiupdate.patch
332c332
<     .ndo_set_multicast_list = wl_set_multicast_list,
---
>     .ndo_set_rx_mode = wl_set_multicast_list,

patch -p0 src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c < bc_wl_abiupdate.patch
cp -rf wl.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/
sudo depmod
sudo modprobe wl

audio card:

blacklist snd_hda_codec_hdmi