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Thanks in advance for the help. I have never used any Linux based products, so please assume I know nothing. I have just installed ububtu on my Acer Aspire AOA 110 notebook. When I plugged in the usb flash drive a message came up saying I am not allowed to'mount' the drive, detail tag'you have to be a superuser o mount drive'. How do I correct this.
I also have problems activating the wireless connection, and if I get it to connect, I cannot access the internet.
It would be appreciated if someone can assist, step by step with the above.
For your wireless problem, most likely ubuntu doesnt have the drivers for your netbook's wireless chipset out-of-the-box, some chipsets have non-free drivers that ubuntu cant use by default, but ubuntu does give the option to install those drivers. Thats the main reason why I switched to fedora since it had the drivers ubuntu didnt for my chipset out of the box
I have posted a reply earlier, but it seems I have made a mistake. I can't see it now. Thanks for the advice, but I am no further. I told you I am a TOTAL novice. I am not sure what version of 'ubuntu' I have. I installed it through Easy Peasy on Monday. If I start up the computer in comes up as ubuntu eee. Where do I look for the version?
Also if I type in any of the code you have given me, I get the message ' Nautilus cannot handle this kind of location'. I probably enter it in the wrong location.
Am I too stupid to get it fixed and should I rather get someone to fix it form me, or would it be possible for someone on this forum to take me through step by stem from the home screen.
I followed your instruction, and everything worked up to the point where I have to enter 'sudo rfkill list' after I have restarted. It says: 'command not found'. When I tried it again from the beginning, the 'blacklist acer_wmi' comes up after entering: sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf, so the file is there, but once again, it cannot find the command.
Distribution: K/Ubuntu 10.04/12.04, Scientific Linux 6.3, Android-x86, Maemo
Is there anything on that machine that you want to keep?
If not, I'd recommend downloading a copy of either Ubuntu 10.04 LTS or Kubuntu 10.04 LTS,... 32-bit versions, and installing those... The latest official Ubuntu version, 12.04 LTS, has some "issues" in my opinion. Version 12.10 isn't in an official release yet.
Easy-peasy is a derivitive of Ubuntu, geared for netbooks. I've never been particularly fond of it. From the looks of it, it doesn't come with a gnome environment installed. More likely, it's built on the more lighweight xfce window manager.
As a newbie,... you'll be better off with a more mainstream distro.
I think you should definitely follow JaseP's advice and get a different, more stable version, but if you really want to mount that flash drive, suicidalegroll's instructions from post #4 (entered from a terminal) will work perfectly.