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Old 08-16-2014, 07:13 PM   #1
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Linpus for a CPU i686 (Acer Aspire 1)


My Acer aspire one was one of the first generation mini netbooks /eeepc's ,and the OS was Linpus (fedora) . Someone said I should get rid of it asap and install UNR ,I did but the netbook started to run very slow ,I couldn't use the webcam anymore etc . I have tried so may OS's since then..Puppy Linux, EasyPeasy, Bodhi, but they all run slow and get stuck easily and I never got the webcam working so I regret the loss of the original OS (Linpus) I lost the mini cd ,and now can not find the distro anywhere ,the new Linpus distros are for 64-bit CPU ,but I need a distro that is suitable for a CPU i686 and preferably the old style Linpus that gets the webcam to work and runs fast without problems,who knows where I can find the mirror to a Linpus suitable for a i686 CPU ?
 
Old 08-16-2014, 09:01 PM   #2
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Try downloading debian with XFCE or LXDE
http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/7.6.0/i386/iso-cd/
 
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Old 08-16-2014, 09:15 PM   #3
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I have used antiX on those little netbooks.
There is now also mx linux, which more or less had those netbooks in mind as the purpose to building MX.

Both have worked all around on the aspire ones that are in the house. The cameras as well though I cannot say for certain that yours will work. Chances are high though as I am not the only one who runs aspire ones on the forums. Both are 32 bit so no problem there for trying them out.

I do agree that the original Linus lite that was on them was good and simple to use but I think of it as very limited as well. If you really wish to have it back it may be worth talking to rust_collector on the antix forum or irc. I seem to recall him offering to send me a copy of that original os in the past.

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Old 08-18-2014, 09:12 AM   #4
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thanx ! both ,for the usefull tips! I will ask rust-collector on the antix forum if he still has that copy .Yes ,it was indeed limited, but I found out that the capacity of the hardware is too little to do more than that linpus OS offered,and for email,browsing and using cheese (webcam) it is just fine ,and now the frustration is many times more than before because with other distros it keeps getting stuck and running very,very slow. If I can not get back the original Linpus ,I will try Antix/Mx .

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Old 08-19-2014, 06:13 PM   #5
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antiX_Dave thanx ! I got into contact with the person you named and he is going to send me the iso ! so Hurray ! he is also using the same acer aspire and had some usefull ideas...he also is probably the only person besides me still using this old thing :-) with the only iso of fedora 8 left ,I am happy I found it through your tip !
 
Old 08-19-2014, 06:19 PM   #6
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antiX_Dave thanx ! I got into contact with the person you named and he is going to send me the iso ! so Hurray ! he is also using the same acer aspire and had some usefull ideas...he also is probably the only person besides me still using this old thing :-) with the only iso of fedora 8 left ,I am happy I found it through your tip !
No Problem, glad he could send it to you!
If you hang around the antiX / Mepis forums some more / read some posts with inxi outputs, you would probably be supprised to find out that there are quite a number of people with those netbooks! As you now know RC has one, I have 3 myself / a couple others that I installed antiX for, another who also frequents here has one or two, the guy with the originating idea for MX has one, and there are a number more to be found over there.

Enjoy the fresh abilities you once again have!
Dave
 
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Old 08-19-2014, 06:27 PM   #7
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You can download antiX here.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/anti...al/antiX-13.2/
 
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Old 08-19-2014, 07:47 PM   #8
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No Problem, glad he could send it to you!
If you hang around the antiX / Mepis forums some more / read some posts with inxi outputs, you would probably be supprised to find out that there are quite a number of people with those netbooks! As you now know RC has one, I have 3 myself / a couple others that I installed antiX for, another who also frequents here has one or two, the guy with the originating idea for MX has one, and there are a number more to be found over there.

Enjoy the fresh abilities you once again have!
Dave
Yep.

Yep.
 
Old 09-02-2014, 12:20 PM   #9
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[QUOTE=antiX-Dave;5223857]No Problem, glad he could send it to you!
If you hang around the antiX / Mepis forums some more / read some posts with inxi outputs, you would probably be supprised to find out that there are quite a number of people with those netbooks! As you now know RC has one, I have 3 myself / a couple others that I installed antiX for, another who also frequents here has one or two, the guy with the originating idea for MX has one, and there are a number more to be found over there.

Unfortunately ,the old Linpus OS seems not be working anymore (tried a bootable iso but it doesn work...now I installed MX14 non pae /antix but I have 1 issue ;I can not find the package Cheese (to get the webcam working and I like this program a lot,it was also in the old Linpus os),do you know how I can install it ? or does it have another name in synaptic ? (didn find it there) ,greetings ,Cammie
 
Old 09-02-2014, 05:37 PM   #10
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No Problem, glad he could send it to you!
If you hang around the antiX / Mepis forums some more / read some posts with inxi outputs, you would probably be supprised to find out that there are quite a number of people with those netbooks! As you now know RC has one, I have 3 myself / a couple others that I installed antiX for, another who also frequents here has one or two, the guy with the originating idea for MX has one, and there are a number more to be found over there.

Unfortunately ,the old Linpus OS seems not be working anymore (tried a bootable iso but it doesn work...now I installed MX14 non pae /antix but I have 1 issue ;I can not find the package Cheese (to get the webcam working and I like this program a lot,it was also in the old Linpus os),do you know how I can install it ? or does it have another name in synaptic ? (didn find it there) ,greetings ,Cammie
I would in root terminal:
type: apt-get update (press enter)
type: apt-get -f install cheese (press enter)
and say "Y" to installation.

Seems to be there for unstable, testing, and stable...

Another that seems to be frequently used amoung the forum is guvcview which may be installed by default...
 
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:08 PM   #11
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VLC will test your webcam. It is installed already in MX-14. No need for Cheese.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luSo8B_vjys
 
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Old 09-04-2014, 11:01 AM   #12
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VLC will test your webcam. It is installed already in MX-14. No need for Cheese.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luSo8B_vjys
VLC captures a video but you can not see what you are recording (only inplayback) ,there is no window ,and Cheese is my favourite ,also to capture photo's with,so Iĺl try to somehow get Cheese installed,but thanks for the thinking !
 
Old 09-04-2014, 11:03 AM   #13
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I would in root terminal:
type: apt-get update (press enter)
type: apt-get -f install cheese (press enter)
and say "Y" to installation.

Seems to be there for unstable, testing, and stable...

Another that seems to be frequently used amoung the forum is guvcview which may be installed by default...[/QUOTE]

thanks ,the firts command works ,but he can not find the package Cheese so I still have to probably download it first...I will try because it is one of my favourite programs ;-)
 
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VLC captures a video but you can not see what you are recording (only inplayback) ,there is no window ,and Cheese is my favourite ,also to capture photo's with,so Iĺl try to somehow get Cheese installed,but thanks for the thinking !
Edit: Oops, grabbed the wrong quote the 1st time.

You are going to make me boot up my Acer Aspire One and test out that statement. Just for grins and fun though.
I always preferred guvcview to cheese in my AntiX installs but I realize personal tastes are personal, ya know.

2NDV Edit: I broke out my

Code:
$ inxi -zv7
System:    Host: biker Kernel: 3.12-0.bpo.1-686-pae i686 (32 bit gcc: 4.6.3) 
           Desktop: Xfce 4.10.2 (Gtk 2.24.10) info: xfce4-panel dm: lightdm 
           Distro: MX-14 Symbiosis 24 March 2014 
Machine:   System: Acer product: AOA150 v: 1
           Mobo: Acer model: N/A Bios: Acer v: v0.3310 date: 10/06/2008
CPU:       Single core Intel Atom N270 (-HT-) cache: 512 KB
           flags: (nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips: 3192 
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1333 MHz 2: 1066 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:27ae
           Display Server: X.Org 1.12.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1024x600@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945GME x86/MMX/SSE2
           GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 8.0.5 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller 
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:27d8 
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.12-0.bpo.1-686-pae
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 3000
           bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8136
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
           driver: ath5k bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 168c:001c
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
           WAN IP: <filter> IF: eth0 ip: N/A ip-v6: N/A 
           IF: wlan0 ip: <filter> ip-v6: <filter> 
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (10.1% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD1600BEVT size: 160.0GB serial: WD-WXE908TWM179
           Optical: No optical drives detected.
Partition: ID-1: / size: 7.6G used: 3.5G (49%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5 
           label: N/A uuid: 0974e395-e92e-41e9-9877-1cf9f41b6778
           ID-2: /home size: 79G used: 9.8G (14%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7 
           label: /home uuid: b5010fb1-1d3c-45b9-aa2b-31b7caeffa6e
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 2.10GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6 
           label: N/A uuid: 0b0b0405-5c48-42a9-bd6d-892f2676e46c
RAID:      No RAID data: /proc/mdstat missing-is md_mod kernel module loaded?
Unmounted: ID-1: /dev/sda1 size: 5.24G label: PQSERVICE uuid: 0159-6699 
           ID-2: /dev/sda2 size: 31.46G label: ACER uuid: 4E28733A2873205F 
           ID-3: /dev/sda4 size: 27.21G label: /data uuid: FB2E-CC9D 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 56.0C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A 
Info:      Processes: 165 Uptime: 9 min Memory: 257.6/996.6MB 
           Init: SysVinit v: 2.88 runlevel: 5 default: 5 
           Gcc sys: 4.7.2 alt: 4.6 
           Client: Shell (bash 4.2.371 running in xfce4-terminal) inxi: 2.1.28
Opened VLC>Capture. Went into advanced settings and had me select/show my camera.
Closed advanced settings and hit play button. VLC showed my rugged mug on the screen
So not sure where you went wrong.

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Old 09-04-2014, 01:45 PM   #15
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Edit: Oops, grabbed the wrong quote the 1st time.

You are going to make me boot up my Acer Aspire One and test out that statement. Just for grins and fun though.
I always preferred guvcview to cheese in my AntiX installs but I realize personal tastes are personal, ya know.

2NDV Edit: I broke out my

Code:
$ inxi -zv7
System:    Host: biker Kernel: 3.12-0.bpo.1-686-pae i686 (32 bit gcc: 4.6.3) 
           Desktop: Xfce 4.10.2 (Gtk 2.24.10) info: xfce4-panel dm: lightdm 
           Distro: MX-14 Symbiosis 24 March 2014 
Machine:   System: Acer product: AOA150 v: 1
           Mobo: Acer model: N/A Bios: Acer v: v0.3310 date: 10/06/2008
CPU:       Single core Intel Atom N270 (-HT-) cache: 512 KB
           flags: (nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips: 3192 
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1333 MHz 2: 1066 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:27ae
           Display Server: X.Org 1.12.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1024x600@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945GME x86/MMX/SSE2
           GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 8.0.5 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller 
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:27d8 
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.12-0.bpo.1-686-pae
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 3000
           bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8136
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
           driver: ath5k bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 168c:001c
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
           WAN IP: <filter> IF: eth0 ip: N/A ip-v6: N/A 
           IF: wlan0 ip: <filter> ip-v6: <filter> 
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (10.1% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD1600BEVT size: 160.0GB serial: WD-WXE908TWM179
           Optical: No optical drives detected.
Partition: ID-1: / size: 7.6G used: 3.5G (49%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5 
           label: N/A uuid: 0974e395-e92e-41e9-9877-1cf9f41b6778
           ID-2: /home size: 79G used: 9.8G (14%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7 
           label: /home uuid: b5010fb1-1d3c-45b9-aa2b-31b7caeffa6e
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 2.10GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6 
           label: N/A uuid: 0b0b0405-5c48-42a9-bd6d-892f2676e46c
RAID:      No RAID data: /proc/mdstat missing-is md_mod kernel module loaded?
Unmounted: ID-1: /dev/sda1 size: 5.24G label: PQSERVICE uuid: 0159-6699 
           ID-2: /dev/sda2 size: 31.46G label: ACER uuid: 4E28733A2873205F 
           ID-3: /dev/sda4 size: 27.21G label: /data uuid: FB2E-CC9D 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 56.0C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A 
Info:      Processes: 165 Uptime: 9 min Memory: 257.6/996.6MB 
           Init: SysVinit v: 2.88 runlevel: 5 default: 5 
           Gcc sys: 4.7.2 alt: 4.6 
           Client: Shell (bash 4.2.371 running in xfce4-terminal) inxi: 2.1.28
Opened VLC>Capture. Went into advanced settings and had me select/show my camera.
Closed advanced settings and hit play button. VLC showed my rugged mug on the screen
So not sure where you went wrong.
will have to study on this ,but thanks ! Also still testing several distros,not yet found a good (snappy) one for my fossil ;-) ,it ran best with the original Linpus but can not install it now ,tried several so called lightweights but not yet found a fast and good one (for a non-experienced Linux person)
 
  


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