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I use the normal, Ubuntu 8.10 on my Aspire One... It works great. I left the restore partition there... "just in case". Using 8.10 though.. Almost everything works out of the box. Only things I'm aware of that don't, are Wireless and The mic... I don't use the mic, so I can't verify that, I've just read it elsewhere.
Install Cheese, and your webcam should run video w/ no problems.
If your device has the Atheros device (lspci shows it as AR242x), it is very easy to get working.... Post #3 should get your wireless going if you have that device... Its easiest to do if you can hook up to a wired connection for a couple of minutes, but if you can't, I believe the file is on the install disk.
Distribution: Debian Jessie, Mageia 5 & Funtoo Linux
Hey, thnx for the info guys. Another question. The AAO came with AT&T 3g wifi deal and if I install linux, would I still be able to use the 3g wifi? It has the builtin 3g wifi nic or whatever it's called.
Yes, Ubuntu works perfectly in the AAO. I got it up and running in less than one hour. The fan control is worse than the windows one , but it will get better, and you need to carry the ath_pci source always , because after every kernel update , you will lose your wireless. Boot up in nearly 45 seconds and shutdown in 11 , thought in my netbook it takes around 20 , because tty1 doesnt listen to the KILL signal, and the "acpid" deamon takes long to exit. (any solutions for that?) And one question: Do both wireless network lights work? Because only the right one works for me, (Even on linpus) or is it the left for the wired connection?
Last edited by andrew22; 02-14-2009 at 08:29 AM.
Reason: Made more "understandable"!
I did that, but it isnt working, nor was it working on linpus (pre-installed).for So , I will send it for service. (I got one dead , and one semi-dead pixel in the center area, and the left wifi led is broken)