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Dear Kuki users

The Old and New Forum menus have been removed from our website,

Now there is only one Forum option that sends you to our official and only forum (==newForum).

The Old Forum is outdated but it is still available for consult. In the current Forum you will see an option in the Menu Bar that sends you to it.

Best regards

Forum News

Dear members and visitors,

We appologise for the recent downtime that was due to a failed harddrive in our server.

As you will have noticed, we are moving to a new forum. A more complete, easy and full featured forum. We would also like to draw your attention to the oldforum, it is still there at, the new forum will be at

Unfortunately we cant migrate the users and posts so you will need to register again on the new forum when it is up and working. We are still changing some things at the new forum but it should be up next friday.

Thanks for your continuous support, you guys are the ones who make this distribution big!

UPDATENew Forum is open and running :)

New Kernel Released: 2.6.31-rc3-kuki-20090722!!

We are proud to announce the release of our latest kernel 2.6.31-rc3-kuki-20090722 (go to our download page to get it! This kernel is based on Release Candidate 3 of the 2.6.31 series of kernels. A lot has changed between the 2.6.31 series and the kernel that installed with Kuki 3.0 Pre Release 1.7. A lot has even changed since our last kernel based on 2.6.30!

The biggest change that impacts Kuki and the Acer Aspire One is that the Intel Video driver is once again working! Using the default xorg.conf, glxgears once again reports around 825 fps (yes, we know that glxgears is not a true benchmark, but the last kernel was only around 150fps).

To read all of the changes in the 2.6.31-rc3 kernel, check out the change log at

Besides working video, the left card slot is working with or without a card at boot. Unfortunately, the right card slot is still quite finicky. You may want to try adding “pciehp.pciehp_force=1″ to the defoptions in /boot/grub/menu.lst. (pciehp is compiled into the kernel instead of loading as a module)

The ath5k driver seems to be working very well now, too. And, the problem with the /dev/snd permissions with the last kernel are fixed, so there is no need for the patch in the forums. Also, the webcam is working again! And as before, acerhdf is compiled in.

Finally, to make things a little easier, this kuki kernel also has working bluetooth, ipv4 and ipv6, and the following file systems: ext2, ext3, ext4, reiserfs, jbd.

Before installing this kernel, you may want to uninstall the splash screen (sudo apt-get remove splashy). The kernel will still boot, but, it doesn’t like the vga-0×314 line in the /boot/grub/menu.lst. The kernel will boot, but you will have a blank screen if you don’t remove that line and if you do, splashy won’t work anyway.

Actually, to be on the safe side, you should edit the menu.lst (sudo mousepad /boot/grub/menu.lst), and on the line that begins # defoptions change it so that it looks like this “# defoptions=quiet splash” (without the quotes). If you have already installed the kernel (shame on you for not reading all the directions!), you would want to edit the line with the new kernel and remove the “clocksource=hpet”, “vga=0×314″ and “elevator=deadline”. (The clocksource and elevator are already set to those values and are no longer needed on the line.)

This should be the last kernel update until either a) the next release of kuki or b) the 2.6.31 kernel goes from being a release candidate to an actual production kernel or c) something is still really broke and needs fixing.

We will be opening a new thread in the forum specific to this kernel, so post any problems, or questions, there.


New Kuki Kernel

The latest Kuki Kernel is based on the latest stable kernel from ( For anybody who is interested, the changelog for is located at here.

In addition to what was included in the 2.6.30-05-kuki, the 20090707 kernel has the following kernel settings enabled:

The kernel should now support ntfs filesystems and others that require FUSE.

Fan control now works (ACERHDF). To enable fan control open a terminal and type:
sudo modprobe acerhdf
sudo echo -n “enabled” > /sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone0/mode
(if the echo command fails, just edit /sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone0/mode and change the disabled to enabled)

Card readers should work if booting with a card installed. If not,
add “pciehp.pciehp_force=1″ (without the quotes) to
defoptions in /boot/grub/menu.lst
(success of the right card reader is tied to which internal revision of the aspire one you have)

The kernel is compiled with the “unsafe” options, so you should be able to suspend with a card in the card reader.

If you have an aao 150, and are having wifi problems, you may need to add “blacklist acer_wmi” (without the quotes) to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist

Hopefully, with the addition of the above modules, most 3G modems/dongles/tethers should work (no guarantee as I don’t have 3G to test with).

If you have problems with this kernel, there is a special thread in the forum to post issues.

Installation instructions and the new kernel can be found on the Kuki download page.


New Kuki kernel available for download

We are pleased to announce that we have an updated kernel for Kuki available for download on our Downloads page. It is based on 2.6.30 and includes acerhdf for fan control, more complete ext4 support and some additional support for some 3G usb modems. There are also additional customizations for the hardware found in the Acer Aspire One, so you should see an improvement in speed utilization.

This kernel, does not have support for reiserfs, jfs or xfs, so if you use one of these file systems, you should not use this kernel.

Although this kernel appears to be very stable, and we don’t anticipate you having any problems with it, it should still be considered a “test” kernel.

Have fun and if you need help installing it, see the How To on the Downloads page.

Note: This kernel was compiled without the fuse module. If you need to mount an internal ntfs partion (or any others that rely on fuse), you will not be able to. The next kernel will have fuse re-enabled.


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