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Old 03-20-2009, 03:10 AM   #1
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Angry acer aspire one - does not connect to network, terminal does not work

Netbook is one month old and worked well on wireless and G3 until 2 days ago.

Connection Manager shows but cannot connect to any network. Spoke to Acer who gave me a fix but I found I cannot get terminal to accept any commands - just gives a black blob where it should be displaying I belive "local host" or somthing like that.

Spoke to Acer again who said use the recovery disk, I have tried this using option 2 on a Vista PC and found that after loading the linpus kernel it froze.

Spoke to Acer again who said "3 year warrenty is for hardware - will send you a replacement recovery disc which will take 10 days". No we won't fix your machine "this is software not hardware". Wish I had ought a Dell.

Went online to to get a recovery disc. Tried downloading both folders of files and loading onto USB stick but get told by Netbook that there is not a bootable table.

Any help with network, terminal or how to download the recovery disc.
Old 03-20-2009, 10:05 AM   #2
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The fix I saw for the networking issue has been posted in this forum several times and has to do with deleting some network settings file.. a search should locate it.

Here you go.
Originally Posted by geopilot5200 View Post
Ok, I just found the solution in the forum for this problem.

rm -rf ~/.gconf/system/networking

I did this, re-started the PC and the internet stuff started to initialise. Naturally I had to re-do the wifi stuff, password, etc. but at least it's all working now.

Maybe that will resolve your current issue ?

Alternately check the links in my sig for Install guides for other OS's It will give you somethingto do while you wait for a disk from Acer.. and hey, you may find something you like better than Linpus Lite


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