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Old 12-31-2009, 03:59 AM   #1
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acer aspire 1 wallpaper?


Hi all. Im new to linux and have just got an acer aspire 1 running linpus lite. Im starting to get used to a non windows arrangement and loving it. Im really liking the quick startup and non memory hungry software. Im wondering if you can get desktop wallpapers and similar appearance to windows ie icons over wallpaper. Another thing- has anyone had the mediaplayer lockup on them or am i doing something to cause this. Many thanks Keith
 
Old 12-31-2009, 04:06 AM   #2
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Hya,

Depending on the window manager you use, procedure to put wallpaper (background) is different. It should not be difficult. If you use xfce4, it is under setting manager.

Happy Penguins!
 
Old 12-31-2009, 04:23 AM   #3
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wallpapers

I usually go here and get them. Then I use a photo manger called "Fspot." You can open a photo, click on the "edit" menu where you will see a menu item "set as background." This is a fairly light program as well since you like non-hungry software. It plays slide shows, and many other things. Look in your package manager for the program. Most distributions have it in there and is easy to install.
For example: Linpus is a Fedora based system. It should ship with Yum. In terminal, as root type:
Code:
yum fspot
Now wasn't that painless? Otherwise there is a graphical software installer in there as well.
 
Old 12-31-2009, 04:38 AM   #4
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Please help

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Hya,

Depending on the window manager you use, procedure to put wallpaper (background) is different. It should not be difficult. If you use xfce4, it is under setting manager.

Happy Penguins!
Thanks for quick reply. Can you tell me how to get into setting manager because im a complete novice. Im guessing I cant do any damage trying to do this?

Thanks
 
Old 12-31-2009, 04:47 AM   #5
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Had a look at the linpus website,
http://www.linpus.com/products.html it seems to be running a moblin interface. So I can only suggest that the OP reads the moblin documentation. For example http://moblin.org/documentation/mobl...lin-netbook-ui

Evo2

PS. Most netbook/notebook/desktop linux users use a more "traditional" desktop, and as such probably won't be able to help too much with questions about the moblin gui.
 
Old 12-31-2009, 04:53 AM   #6
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The current shipping Linpus lite is not yet moblin based. It's just a custom UI similar to the one used on the EeePC. The window manager should be XFCE. Linpus is fedora based.
 
Old 12-31-2009, 05:50 AM   #7
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May I suggest taking a look at the xfce themes? That will probably be the best way to give you the look and feel you are looking for.

http://www.xfce-look.org/

This one is running on Ubuntu Linux (I can tell from the "Start" menu Icon). It has a bit of a Windows Vista look and feel to it.
http://www.xfce-look.org/content/sho...content=117666

I just found another one running on Ubuntu that looks almost identical to the Vista Aero environment.
http://www.xfce-look.org/content/sho...content=113553

I suggest going there and taking a look around.
 
Old 12-31-2009, 05:54 AM   #8
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@ongte
I stand corrected!

Fedora and XFCE: two more things I know very little about ;-)

Cheers,

Evo2.
 
Old 12-31-2009, 07:02 AM   #9
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Linpus lite is very locked down. Not very customizable. It does not even have xfce-settings in the menus. Check out this site for a hack to enable the XFCE menu.
 
Old 12-31-2009, 10:05 AM   #10
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Hi ttobbahtiek,
Here is a very good tutorial which shows you how to customize the Acer Aspire One's interface:
http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/12...e_ui_fiddling/
 
Old 02-20-2010, 10:39 AM   #11
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I have an Acer Aspire One A110.
I replaced Linpus with Ubuntu Netbook Remix. I found Linpus to be very limiting.
If you do decide to install Ubuntu, I recommend that you use a nice size SD card in the storage expansion slot and make it your /home partition.
 
  


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