Acer Aspire Revo Linuxmint 10 LMDE HDMI Sound

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Like normal, I get bored with my Operating Systems so I install Linux Mint Debian (201012) LMDE, and what I had to do to get it installed.

Also why I picked this Linux distro, Rolling Distribution (Once you do the updates you are at the current version), Performance boost (using cgroup, the notorious “4 lines of code better than 200″ in user-space, which I have been interested in trying.)



1. Boot on to bootable DVD.

2. Choose Language -> I choose English -> Click Forward

3. Choose Timezone -> Choose your timezone -> Click Forward

4. Choose Keyboard -> Generic/USA or whatever you use -> Click Forward

5. Setup Partitions -> I setup a 20G / partition, a swap partition the size of my memory and then left the rest to a /home partition. I also used ext4. Once done Click Forward

6. Enter user info and hostname, Click Forward

7. Bootloader, choose default or where ever you would like it, Click Forward

8. Review and Click Install if happy with setup.

9. When system finishes installing, Click OK and then Restart System.

Installation used around 3G's of hard drive space. The Acer Aspire Revo seems to be more responsive.



Nvidia Video Driver setup:

Go to Menu -> Package Manager -> Search for nvidia -> Check of nvidia-glx, nvidia-xconfig, nvidia-settings and nvidia-vdpau-driver. Click Apply.

Go to a terminal as root user and type nvidia-xconfig to create your xorg.conf file.

Restart system



Sound Setup:

Sound setup through HDMI, Used some information from this website

# nano /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

and add at the bottom of the file

options snd-hda-intel model=6stack-dig


Gnome Sound Setup:

Make sure and also change the sound configuration in Gnome windows manager sound tool. Go to System, Preferences, Sound, Hardware and change to Digital Stereo (HDMI)  Output + Digital Stereo (IEC958) Input. After making all theses changes make sure to reboot.



Hardware Sensors Setup:

# apt-get install lm-sensors if it isn't installed.

# sensors-detect and hit enter on most of the questions except for this one,

Do you want to add these lines automatically to /etc/modules? (yes/NO) Type YES and hit enter.
After a restart you can now monitor the some of your hardware, I use conky for this. Make sure and go to Control Center -> Services -> Put a check mark on lm-sensors.
# sensors will show you all the hardware it is monitoring.



Sets my backgroup picture for the gdm image:

$ cd Background

$ sudo cp image.jpg /usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint/default_background.jpg

$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm3 Takes affect right away or just reboot.



Error that I received and how to correct:

I received this message when booting up the system,

ACPI: resource nForce2_smbus [0x4d00-0x4d3f] conflicts with ACPI region IP2_ [0x4d00-0x4d04]
ACPI: resource nForce2_smbus [0x4e00-0x4e3f] conflicts with ACPI region SM00 [0x004e00-0x004e3f]

Edit your grub configuration file and add acpi_enforce_resources=lax
# sudo nano /etc/default/grub
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="acpi_enforce_resources=lax quiet"
# sudo update-grub or sudo update-grub2



Performance Adjustments I like to do


Swap Tweak added to the sysctl.conf file. sudo sysctl -p
# Change the system on how it uses Swap Space (Default 60)
vm.swappiness = 10

# Don’t shrink the inode cache aggressively (Default 100)
vm.vfs_cache_pressure = 50

Network Performance Adjustments.
net.core.rmem_max = 4194304
net.core.wmem_max = 4194304

# Decrease the time default value for tcp_fin_timeout connection
net.ipv4.tcp_fin_timeout = 30
# Decrease the time default value for tcp_keepalive_time connection
net.ipv4.tcp_keepalive_time = 1800
# Turn off the tcp_window_scaling
net.ipv4.tcp_window_scaling = 0
# Turn off the tcp_sack
net.ipv4.tcp_sack = 0
# Turn off the tcp_timestamps
net.ipv4.tcp_timestamps = 0

Change I/O Scheduler: Seems to give a better feeling on the desktop, no hesitation when doing big copies, backups etc, may affect other workloads on the system.

sudo nano /etc/rc.local
test -f /sys/block/sda/queue/scheduler &&
echo deadline > /sys/block/sda/queue/scheduler

File System Tweak
This can help with reads and writes to hard drives, SSD drives may really like this.
sudo nano /etc/fstab
tmpfs /tmp tmpfs defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0 0

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