LinuxQuestions.org

LinuxQuestions.org (/questions/)
-   Linux - Newbie (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-newbie-8/)
-   -   Hello. Need Help! Acer Aspire One. (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-newbie-8/hello-need-help-acer-aspire-one-670364/)

bobsacamano101 09-16-2008 08:12 PM

Hello. Need Help! Acer Aspire One.
 
Hello. I recently purchased an acer aspire one 110 that runs on linpus linux. Im such a newbie that Id never heard of linux before. I basically just want to do 2 things with the computer, download torrents and play poker but am completely lost, I cant even seem to download and install any torrent clients or wine to run the poker software.Any help greatly appreciated. thank You.

masonm 09-16-2008 11:08 PM

Personally, I would install a different distro.

IndyGunFreak 09-17-2008 10:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bobsacamano101 (Post 3282504)
Hello. I recently purchased an acer aspire one 110 that runs on linpus linux. Im such a newbie that Id never heard of linux before. I basically just want to do 2 things with the computer, download torrents and play poker but am completely lost, I cant even seem to download and install any torrent clients or wine to run the poker software.Any help greatly appreciated. thank You.

Well, from looking at the Linpus wikipedia, it looks like Linpus is based on Fedora... So possibly look at winehq.org and look at the Fedora instructions, maybe that will help. What Poker Software are you wanting to run? I use Pokerstars w/ Wine under Debian and Ubuntu, and it runs fine.

Torrent software, again, if the wine for Fedora works, then look for some Fedora RPMs to install some Torrent clients(Utorrent comes to mind). Utorrent has a version that is supposed to run very well under Wine. You could also try installing Transmission, or other Linux Torrent clients.

I agree though, I'd install another distro.

IGF

johnrc 09-22-2008 12:39 PM

I too got one of the 'One's. Good machine, but as supplied very restrictive. HOWEVER.......
First thing - get access to a proper desktop.

Get into a terminal - either <alt><f2> or 'Files', 'My Documents', 'Files', 'Terminal'.
Now type <xfce-setting-show><return> (without <> of course)
Select 'Desktop' icon in the window that appears.
On menu that appears click box for <Show desktop menu on Rt click>
Close all windows.

Try Rt clicking on the desktop - should get a menu - but not finished yet, need to set unix password.

Open terminal again, type <sudo passwd>
Type in a suitable password - it will get huffy if you choose something simple, but if you decide to stick to your guns it will work!
Press return, and repeat the password, press return again.

Close everything. Now if you Rt Click on desktop you'll get a useful menu from which to choose. Particularly useful is the <Settings> item, which then offers you all sorts of goodies, install software, fiddle with desktop and lots of other things I haven't played with yet. Best of all, If you wreck the system you can always re-install - the only downside is the time it takes for the on-line update process, but then there's always coffee and biscuits........

Next trick......but play with what you've got a while, in case there's a problem - you don't want to not know when it started if there is!

Goto www.aspireoneuser.com/forum
Search for xfce desktop, print out and follow the instructions. (It's easiest to do this on another machine, 'cos as supplied getting it to print may be hard!
(basically, you're looking for

desktop_switch-0.3.i386.rpm.gz

decompress it with

gunzip desktop.........rpm.gz

Install with

sudo rpm -i desktop.........rpm

You'll find a new icon on the panel, bottom left

Hope this helps.... GL!

j


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:54 AM.