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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
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:
Now wasn't that painless? Otherwise there is a graphical software installer in there as well.
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.