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Old 09-08-2008, 07:26 AM   #16
IndyGunFreak
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Man, I've been considering getting one of these, but I've read about a lot of problems like this, and its giving me second thoughts. The fact its so small and portable is cool, but all the problems, ugh. I got my Acer 5315 on sale at WM around Christmas for $325, and it runs Linux like a champ. I'd like to get a small ultra-portable, but I might just buy one w/ XP on it, and setup linux on it how I see fit.

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Old 09-08-2008, 02:04 PM   #17
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my solution

Here's what I did. I tried all the other things like delete the ~/.gconf/system/networking folder and tried to chown the .optsdksetting file (didn't exist). I also tried to delete all the updates and non of that worked.

So I loaded up the recovery disc in my other laptop. Dropped the hdc1._.tar.bz2 onto a SD card. Then dropped the file onto the Aspire One. I bunzip2'd it and untarred it and lo and behold there's the whole file structure now in a secondary location for me to pick and choose the files I need. So I copied nm-applet over the existing one that was broken. Ran it, rebooted, ran it again and presto chango... it works.

So if all else has failed for you, try that.

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Old 01-03-2009, 02:54 PM   #18
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I had the same problem used jvisions ''I have had a power failure. after restarting the networking wouldn't work and I couldn't run the Network Center to restart networking. Fix is to delete the ~/.gconf/system/networking directory.'' and now works fine thank you very much a lot of time and hassle saved.
 
Old 02-25-2009, 06:16 PM   #19
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I am a complete newbie with Linux and I have the exact same problem as the rest of these people.

Can Someone please give me a step by step set of instructions on HOW I can delete the ~/.gconf/system/networking folder.

I dont know where to even start looking.

I would really appreciate any help as I do not really want to do a Complete System Recovery and Lose Everything I have on there.

Thanks
 
Old 03-02-2009, 02:45 PM   #20
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I tried fixing the problem by downloading the network center software (onto a memory stick, iirc) and running ./configure, but it failed for some reason that I can't remember. I took the product back to NCIX and they tested it and allowed me to return it. I also showed them this thread as further evidence of this problem.

A bought an MSI wind a while later and I am very happy with it. The screen is bigger and it feels much more solid. Easier to type on as well. Used it as my sole computer for a long time. Also installed OS X on it. It's a joy to use.

EDIT: I'm actually happy that the Aspire broke and forced me to get the Wind. I don't know which performs better, but the Wind is a lot more solid. I'll be putting Ubuntu on it soon as well.

Last edited by littlegreywings; 03-20-2009 at 08:50 AM.
 
Old 03-02-2009, 07:30 PM   #21
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As a bit of an update, I bought an Asus eee 900, and was pretty disappointed with the 16gb SSD. It ran Ubuntu fine, but it was slow.

I ended up selling it and buying an AAO, w/ a 160gig Hard drive, and I absolutely love it. It has a normal Ubuntu 8.10 on it, and it runs every bit as fast as my main laptop, and has great battery life.

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Old 03-31-2009, 03:57 PM   #22
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no internet connection

hi - i had the same problem, fixed bizarrely by removing the autohide of the task bar which is done by running the xfce to enable right click option on the home menu. odd i know but worked for me

in terminal type xfce-setting-show to get the Xfce Settings Manager.

Click on Desktop to get to the Desktop Preferences and choose the Behavior tab.

Now mark under Menus the Show desktop menu on right click option and close the window.

This setting will allow you to bring up the normal desktop menu when you right click somewhere on the desktop. The Desktop Menu contains much more options than the limited user interface on the Aspire One.

hope it works for you.
 
Old 04-08-2009, 04:44 AM   #23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MightyKC View Post
exact input; no root needed:

rm -rf ~/.gconf/system/networking

no feedback if you got it right. many errors possible if you got it wrong.
reboot and the network connection thing works properly again.
Thank you, did just what you adviced and it worked flawlessly! Saved me two hourse with customer support for sure.
 
Old 08-02-2009, 12:21 AM   #24
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Slight tweak to the solution

Hi. I had to log in as root before this was fixed.

open the xterm.

rm -rf ~/.gconf/system/networking

^ this deletes the folder in your profile

Then delete the folder in your root profile:

su
[Type in your root password]
rm -rf ~/.gconf/system/networking


Then restart...

shutdown -r now
 
Old 08-25-2009, 03:12 PM   #25
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Smile Thanks a lot - this was the solution!

Thanks a lot - this was the solution!

Quote:
Originally Posted by jzvisions View Post
Files get corrupted when power is lost (battery runs out) or under certain waking from sleep conditions. I found this answer at aspireoneuser.com and it worked. You will accomplish the same thing if you restore but this is faster and less destructive. JZV

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I have had a power failure. after restarting the networking wouldn't work and I couldn't run the Network Center to restart networking. Fix is to delete the ~/.gconf/system/networking directory. This resets the networking config files forcing the NetworkManager to recreate them.

Hope this helps the linux users.

Roomonster
 
Old 09-21-2009, 03:37 PM   #26
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thanks - jvisions

thanks jzvisions - after reading the solutions u posted, and foloowing it.. it surely solved me 2 months of troubles with the network area.. i couldnt get the acer aspire one back to the shop, for warranty, since it is not hard ware related.


Quote:
Originally Posted by jzvisions View Post
Files get corrupted when power is lost (battery runs out) or under certain waking from sleep conditions. I found this answer at aspireoneuser.com and it worked. You will accomplish the same thing if you restore but this is faster and less destructive. JZV

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I have had a power failure. after restarting the networking wouldn't work and I couldn't run the Network Center to restart networking. Fix is to delete the ~/.gconf/system/networking directory. This resets the networking config files forcing the NetworkManager to recreate them.

Hope this helps the linux users.

Roomonster
 
Old 09-21-2009, 09:02 PM   #27
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Trash linpus and put fedora 10 on it, no typo, 10. 11 hangs every so often due to a wifi driver thing. It supported everythign but the wifi indicator light and switch. Great distro, and fedora can also put that PPC mac of yours to work.

Last edited by bendib; 09-21-2009 at 09:03 PM. Reason: typo, your, instead of yours.
 
Old 10-05-2009, 01:00 PM   #28
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Same problem

Hi I'm having this problem too but am completely confused as to how i go about correcting it. I've read the posts here but I have no idea where I'm supposed to find ~/gsystem/networking etc. ???
Can any body help me please with the first steps?!!
 
Old 10-06-2009, 08:08 AM   #29
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hey guys, one eaasyyyy solution is to remove the operating system you are using and install a new one, i had the same problem and tried every solution i found in every post/blog on the net. i am using Linux Mint.. have it for at least 2 weeks now, not a single problem.

1) download the Operating System from www.LinuxMint.com
2) download and install an Iso Image burner (a programm that burns the o.S to a cd, that you will need to boot/format from)
3) the format only takes a maximum of 25 minutes, and it doesn't require any validation keys
 
Old 11-16-2009, 05:35 PM   #30
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Different solutions work for different folks for different reasons.... I think I found a solution for me, but first my specific symptoms:
- no network auto-detect at startup (spinner on the bottom panel of the gui); in fact, no network icon or battery icon in the bottom panel at all
- no wifi light, and the switch does nothing
- Settings -> Network Center - nothing happens, no errors, nothing
- won't shut down from the normal gui: the bottom-right red circular power button in the gui brings up a dialog box "Exit Xfce Panel?" the options are cancel or quit; quit does nothing but causes a spinner in the gui and closes the bottom gui panel - everything else in the gui works normally though; you can still open a shell etc; then if you try the right-click menu and 'Quit' at the bottom of it, it brings up a more descriptive dialog box:
Unable to quit session
Quitting this session requires that Xfce's session manager (xfce4-session) is running, but it was not detected. Please quit Xfce via another means.
To shut down, you have to open a terminal, su to root, and shutdown -h now

(other attempts: the user had no networking directory under /home/user/gconf/system; I checked root's user directory for that, root did have that dir, I moved it to networking.bak, restarted, still no luck. Nuked out the blank %gconf.xml files too; no luck; so probing around deeper, tried the following

So the solution that seems to fix all symptoms, though I haven't been able to connect yet at this location but I can't verify it's not something with the wifi in this building, i.e. I do get the full NetworkManager gui and it does identify networks and everything:

There was actually no file /usr/bin/xfce-session. Could that be the simple reason it wasn't running? There were files in there called xfce-sessionnew and xfce-session.old or something like that. So I just made a link from one of them to xfce-session, and restarted. All is well (assuming that I just don't have the right password for this particular network or something like that).

Also, at the terminal, to see more error messages, you can try running xfce-session.bak or whichever one was there by hand; it will tell you another one is running, but then you can try the gui methods of quitting and then you should start getting more output in the terminal...
 
  


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