Keep in mind that this is a fresh install with very minimal added. Skype, opera, cheese added. Firefox removed. The problems are listed in the above article but I will resay them... I will not list the IBM as it is my main pc and I have no desire to upgrade it to 5.1. Nor will I list the other acer aspire one as we are going to wipe it and probably place a diffrent distro on it for her. My brothers dell can be fixed by wiping the old os as well. However none of us like the idea of wiping the old OS to put the new one on but I prepared for it in advance w/ the partitioning scheme.
ACER ASPIRE ONE D250:
Introduced September 2008
HDD (Upgraded) 500 gb sata WD500
Ram (Upgraded) 2 gb
Wireless Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001 Network Adapter (rev 01) Mod= ath 5k
Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
Sound - Plays audio well except sometimes skype skips when doing test call. NO Microphone response unless i tweak the settings. Default settings produce NO error. When I get the mic to respond and see it moving to my voice in the "Pulse Audio Volume Meter" the programs say that the settings are not correct.
00:1b.0 Audio device : Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:022f]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at 96340000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities:  Power Management version 2
Capabilities:  MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
Capabilities:  Express Root Complex Integrated Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities:  Virtual Channel <?>
Capabilities:  Root Complex Link <?>
Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
Next issue: gnome-power-applet etc. keeps cutting the computer off when the power cord is removed or the gnome-power-manager resets it. (Cutting off about every 5-10 min)
Errors that I could produce are in attached file. Nothing pops up error wise so I just ran the applet from the shell and got these. From the research I did I can only gather it has something to do with ACPI. I will say again I don't know as much as you do about linux to know what or how ACPI works. 4.2 didn't have this issue and actually everything worked in 4.2 except the microphone but I gave up on that because the mic's worked on my other two computers.
Final issue: Compiz Jumpy / laggy after leaving PC on. I do not know how to produce logs for this at all. It happens on all 4 of the PC's and 4.2+ It goes away after a restart but happens again if you leave the computer on for a while.
when I origanally found this issue I thought it was because of my graphic card in one pc. But the event happened on all the installs. Each computer has diffrent install Media / verified md5 iso's and diffrent versions of sabayon. All the issues here where after fresh installs and little to no software was added to the machines. When software was added or the programs where upgraded no improvement or change happened.
Current Operating System: Sabayon Linux x86 5
Current Edition: Sabayon Linux 5.1-r1 x86 G
Hardware info: http://www.sabayonlinux.org/pastie/2630