Acer AspireOne ZG5

Hardware Overview


Use unmodified kernel from FreeBSD-11.0-RELEASE-p5.

Trouble with track-pad under

Using the track-pad under is currently not possible. There is a focus bug (seems also to occur under other OS's), that makes using multiple windows in impossible. The mouse pointer behaves as if the user was clicking in a window, holding the mouse button pressed, and then moving the cursor. Using the buttons and taps don't release this, only switching to the tty terminal would release the focus.

The workaround to this problem is to not use the track-pad but an external mouse.

Internal card-reader doesn't work

mmc0: <MMC/SD bus> on sdhci_pci0
sdhci_pci0-slot0:  Controller timeout
sdhci_pci0-slot0: ============== REGISTER DUMP ==============
sdhci_pci0-slot0: Sys addr: 0x00000000 | Version:  0x0000ac01
sdhci_pci0-slot0: Blk size: 0x00000000 | Blk cnt:  0x00000000
sdhci_pci0-slot0: Argument: 0x00000000 | Trn mode: 0x00000000
sdhci_pci0-slot0: Present:  0x000f0000 | Host ctl: 0x00000001
sdhci_pci0-slot0: Power:    0x0000000f | Blk gap:  0x00000000
sdhci_pci0-slot0: Wake-up:  0x00000000 | Clock:    0x00004007
sdhci_pci0-slot0: Timeout:  0x00000000 | Int stat: 0x00000001
sdhci_pci0-slot0: Int enab: 0x01ff00fb | Sig enab: 0x01ff00fb
sdhci_pci0-slot0: AC12 err: 0x00000000 | Slot int: 0x00000000
sdhci_pci0-slot0: Caps:     0x014832b2 | Max curr: 0x00000000
sdhci_pci0-slot0: ===========================================


To have better vt experience I use the following /etc/loader.conf:


In order to make shutdown work I had to change the following sysctl:


Not tested is the external monitor support, but xrandr did recognize the external VGA port:

Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1024 x 600, maximum 4096 x 4096
LVDS1 connected 1024x600+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 195mm x 113mm
1024x600      60.00*+
800x600       60.32    56.25
640x480       59.94
VGA1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis


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Laptops/Acer_AspireOne_ZG5 (last edited 2017-01-13T18:02:02+0000 by MarkLinimon)