LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook
User Name
Password
Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 11-12-2008, 03:34 PM   #16
BobNutfield
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: United Kingdom
Distribution: Fedora , Ubuntu, Slackware-Current
Posts: 1,477

Rep: Reputation: 51

Quote:
Originally Posted by cybergal View Post
As mentioned, http://aspireoneuser.com/ is a great resource for the One. Check out http://wiki.debian.org/DebianAcerOne for an alternate Linux distro designed especially for this netbook. If/when I decide to scrap Linpus, that's the one I'll use.
Thanks for the link to the Debian wiki on the AAO. I, probably like you, have decided that even though I don't like Linpus, everything does work and it is fast. At some point, though, the libraries for F8 will become so outdated that it will really need to be replaced. But, for now, I guess I will stick with Linpus.
 
Old 11-12-2008, 11:31 PM   #17
cybergal
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Parksville, BC Canada
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04LTS, Absolute Linux,Debian 3.0, LinpusLite,
Posts: 206

Rep: Reputation: 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by BobNutfield View Post
Thanks for the link to the Debian wiki on the AAO. I, probably like you, have decided that even though I don't like Linpus, everything does work and it is fast. At some point, though, the libraries for F8 will become so outdated that it will really need to be replaced. But, for now, I guess I will stick with Linpus.
Yes, it is unfortunate that Acer based its LinpusLite on the outdated Fedora 8. I'll stick with it for the time being but it will become unusable in the not too distant future and need to be replaced. There are a few very annoying characteristics in this distro but I got my One to start learning Linux and as a backup to my laptop. I've been using various Linux distros since 2000, but only as a user. I found these two articles interesting and will use them as the basis for my Linux learning experience, as well as the HOWTOs, etc. at the aspireone forum:


http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/10/17 ... x_guide_1/
http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/10/28 ... x_guide_2/
 
Old 11-13-2008, 10:50 AM   #18
farslayer
Guru
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: Willoughby, Ohio
Distribution: linuxdebian
Posts: 7,231
Blog Entries: 5

Rep: Reputation: 189Reputation: 189
As for me when I picked up my Acer Aspire One, I got home about 8:00 PM and had Debian installed by 11:00 PM that same evening.
It Makes the AAO so much more usable to have a distro I am familiar with.

in addition to the Debian Acer One wiki there are several other how-to's for different versions of Linux on the Acer Aspire One..

http://wiki.debian.org/DebianAcerOne
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Acer_Aspire_One
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AspireOne
http://www.thev.net/cgi-bin/awki.cgi...amp=1222950371 < - slackware 12.1
http://gentoo-wiki.com/HARDWARE_Acer_Aspire_One_A110L
http://en.opensuse.org/OpenSUSE_on_the_Aspire_One
http://www.foresightlinux.org/mobile.html
Mandriva 2009
Mandriva has also announced (released ?) Mandriva Mini which is specialized for netbooks.

in the mean time I just ran across these tweaks for AAO and Linpus.
http://www.linuxhaxor.net/2008/09/27...ire-one-hacks/

And if you are really into voiding your warranty...
http://tnkgrl.wordpress.com/2008/08/...one-bluetooth/
 
Old 11-13-2008, 01:10 PM   #19
jbailo
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 15

Rep: Reputation: 0
VLC has a One-Click installation for some distroes.
 
Old 11-14-2008, 03:30 PM   #20
Ng51386
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2008
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I'm still confused in how to install VLC player even after the source.. Normally on a Windows OS you download, then run the exe program and it'll install and give you options in what you want, but when I "install" it on my acer, it just says it's been installed, but I dont see the program at all.
 
Old 11-15-2008, 02:06 PM   #21
Only_he_stands_here
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2008
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
I will suggest the first thing you do is enable the right click menu button if you have not already type this.

Press ALT+F2 to get a run window to pop up

in the box type xfce-setting-show

this will bring up the xfce desktop manager

click on the desktop icon in the upper left corner

click on the behavior tab and check the box that says " show desktop menu on right click"

close all windows.

Now when you right click on the desktop a menu window will appear. you can add and remove programs by going to system<add remove programs.

hope this helps.

here is an excellent AA1 page

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/09...pire_one_tips/
 
Old 11-16-2008, 08:07 AM   #22
BryanARobinson
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2008
Location: Redcar, UK
Distribution: Linux Linpus Lite
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Smile Linux Linpus lack of information

Hello, I have an Acer One Aspire running Linux Linpus and although it lets you do basic things the download programme is a bit sparse and there is no official manual as yet from the Acer web site - it tells you that a manual is 'comimg soon'. I have got round this problem by t purchasing an 8Gb stick from the internet preloaded with the most up to date Ubuntu version that loads Ubuntu so that it can run in parallel with Linpus. You insert the stick and when you start up you press F12 and it brings up the choice of loading Linpus or Ubuntu. If you decide to opt for Ubuntu alone you can load it but it will wipe Linpus. However, Acer provide a dvd to reload it if you want to, though without a dvd player this could be problematic. So, I am using both at the moment in the hope that a decent manual from Acer provides a better insight into Linpus. Hope this helps.
 
Old 11-16-2008, 02:51 PM   #23
cybergal
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Parksville, BC Canada
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04LTS, Absolute Linux,Debian 3.0, LinpusLite,
Posts: 206

Rep: Reputation: 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by BryanARobinson View Post
Hello, I have an Acer One Aspire running Linux Linpus and although it lets you do basic things the download programme is a bit sparse and there is no official manual as yet from the Acer web site - it tells you that a manual is 'comimg soon'. I have got round this problem by t purchasing an 8Gb stick from the internet preloaded with the most up to date Ubuntu version that loads Ubuntu so that it can run in parallel with Linpus. You insert the stick and when you start up you press F12 and it brings up the choice of loading Linpus or Ubuntu. If you decide to opt for Ubuntu alone you can load it but it will wipe Linpus. However, Acer provide a dvd to reload it if you want to, though without a dvd player this could be problematic. So, I am using both at the moment in the hope that a decent manual from Acer provides a better insight into Linpus. Hope this helps.
My One came with an Application Manual which advises that it may be updated from time-to-time but customers won't be notified of this. It also mentions that the AcerSystem User's Guide is pre-loaded in the notebook in PDF format, requiring Adobe Reader. Adobe was pre-loaded in mine, but, if yours is not, you can do it from the Guide.

Search the forums at http://www.aspireoneuser.com for info on how to transfer the Linpus setup to a stick for future reloading if/when necessary. Mine is on a 4GB stick from Dane-Elec. There are a number of HOWTOs there for installing apps, etc.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 11-16-2008, 09:11 PM   #24
Ryptyde
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Tragic City,Michigan,USA
Distribution: Fedora 18 Fedora 17
Posts: 242

Rep: Reputation: 37
I have the AAO that came with WinXP,1GB mem and a 120GB hdd. I upgraded the ram to 1.5GB shrunk the ntfs partition and then installed Fedora 10 Preview from a liveusb stick. Wireless is working "out of the box" webcam, audio all of my 3rd party needs thanks to the "rpmfusion repos. Well this wasn't meant to be a "bragging" post but one to let others know that are using Linpus which is a Fedora based distro that you have options to tailor your distro.

As Linpus is based on Fedora 8 you should be able to enable the rpmfusion repo by following this link RpmfusionConfiguration and following the instructions which are very simple you may also want to read a review at this link as it gives the Linpus user insight to advance features LinpusLinuxLiteReview .

I have run Linpus from a livecd and not from a hdd install so I'm not 100% sure of how packages are handled and assume that they use "yum" and if so I would install "yumex" to enhance package selection.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hello. Need Help! Acer Aspire One. bobsacamano101 Linux - Newbie 3 09-22-2008 11:39 AM
Configuring Acer Orbicam on an acer aspire 7720 with fedora 8 ags123 Linux - Laptop and Netbook 3 02-11-2008 08:21 AM
Acer aspire OS? nikivanovrhf Linux - Software 1 01-27-2008 05:02 AM
APM or APCI on ACER Aspire 2012WLMi (Aspire 2010 Family) FTP_Palace Linux - Laptop and Netbook 4 07-15-2004 06:08 PM
ACER Aspire 1353XC SAPnet Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 01-15-2004 01:11 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:46 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration