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Old 05-12-2010, 05:36 AM   #1
Darankoum Evariste
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Question linpus linux lite


i am having an acer aspireone with linpus linux lite preinstalled on it
and i don t know the root password and also have a problem to connect to interne and i am asking for your help
 
Old 05-12-2010, 09:56 PM   #2
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They should have provided that to you.
See if it uses the sudo command.
 
Old 05-17-2010, 07:50 PM   #3
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When you first turned the machine on when it was new, it should have asked you to put a password. That is the root password.

If it wasn't you that first turned it on, then you need to find the person who did.
 
Old 05-19-2010, 02:54 AM   #4
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Yo tambien

[QUOTE = Darankoum Evariste; 3965588] Tengo un acer con aspireone linux Linpus Lite preinstalado en él
y yo no sé la contraseña de root y también tienen un problema para conectarse a interne y estoy pidiendo su ayuda [/ quote]


Yo tambien tengo esa maquina AAO 8,9; 160/1Ghz
y encontre ayuda valiosa en - macles.blogspot.com -
Ah y si hago aztualizacion en directo, se desestabiliza.
Salu2
 
Old 05-19-2010, 04:38 AM   #5
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J2N1, Per the LQ rules please use English.
 
Old 05-19-2010, 11:21 AM   #6
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The few computers that I've met that came with Linpus preinstalled never worked well (read: would have required a lot of configuring before being what was asked for). Either they were too far away from home, or simply "unfinished". Your fastest bet is probably to obtain and install a distribution of your liking over the Linpus, unless you have a reason to keep the existing operating system. If you haven't done much with the computer (e.g. do not have lots of personal files etc. on it, haven't configured it much -- probably you can't have, if you don't have root password), the setup will be easy because you don't need to take care of backups, partitioning etc. Just hit the default buttons and you're good to go in no time (my estimate 15 minutes to 1 hour). Or, if you want to, do manual partitioning or other customizations allowed by the setup program. In any case, if the root password is not your only problem or if it's not solved before the night falls, you've already spent more time tweaking than you would have with a fresh installation.
 
Old 08-24-2010, 02:09 PM   #7
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HELP !
I have a very similar problem I bought my wife an acer aspire one netbook a year or so ago she only uses it for internet and emails so has no files stored on it. She wants to update the flash player for some of her web use but the machine asks for an admin ROOT password . We bought the machine preowned from PC world is there an easy way to get this or can we reload the OS?
it came preloaded with Linpus Linux lite v1.0.9.E

Shes really happy with it apart from this can anybody help we are complete novices with Linux and would appreciate your help
many thanks
steve
 
Old 08-24-2010, 02:54 PM   #8
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can anybody help we are complete novices with Linux and would appreciate your help
1] Welcome to LQ

I am pleased that your wife is happy with linux, most of us here are too. The "linux" that come with the AAO is, errrr, perhaps not the "best".

2] You can install any variety of linux (and unlike windows, there are many) on your wife's PC. It'll probably work "out of the box" and at zero cost to yourselves.

3] To do this, try a search on acer aspire one install ubuntu and follow the instructions. Try several of the links you find. You can re-search on acer aspire one install linux if you like, but the 'buntus are very popular for newbies to linux. There is probably a version that is fine-tuned to your AAO

4] If you have problems, please start a new thread here on LQ, and someone is likely to help you.

Good luck.
 
Old 08-31-2010, 02:43 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by tredegar View Post
1] Welcome to LQ
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3] To do this, try a search on acer aspire one install ubuntu and follow the instructions. Try several of the links you find. You can re-search on acer aspire one install linux if you like, but the 'buntus are very popular for newbies to linux. There is probably a version that is fine-tuned to your AAO
...
Good luck.
I was able to find a version of ubuntu for the eee (eeebuntu of course), but I never could find a version for the AAO. Not being able to find one meant that ubuntu didn't recognize the function keys. I was never able to find a way to put the machine to sleep without turning it off. eeebuntu worked great for the eee, but the basic version of ubuntu had limitations.
Returning to linpus and xfce, I found sites that explained how to turn on the advanced menu (from a terminal type xfce-setting-show, press[enter] select the desktop icon, click the behavior tab and toggle 'show desktop menu on right click' so the box is checked. Return to the desktop by closing all open windows and right click to confirm that the advanced menu works. From the terminal in the advanced menu, I have been able to use sudo and it never asks for a password (security hole?)

I also found a post that reads "Get the Linux desktop you always wanted in 10 easy steps" and my AA0 is now (almost) as easy to use as a windows machine and without the disappointments of a windows machine. It does updates and I am able to get and use hundreds of linux apps. The AAO is limited by it's processor, so it doesn't run multiple apps very fast, but the browser, and open office run great.

If you need more info, let me know and I will dig up my notes.


Tony

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Old 08-31-2010, 03:30 PM   #10
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ubuntu didn't recognize the function keys.
There are usually "workarounds". I searched on aao function keys buntu and found this quite quickly:
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/..._function_keys
There are many other links returned from that search. The fact that that link is referring to "arch" should not deter you from trying it out - all the linux distros have much in common when it comes to the command line [except when it comes to the procedure for setting up networking or installing updates ].

I was never able to find a way to put the machine to sleep without turning it off.
This seems to be a common problem with linux. I suspect the linux developers never turn their machines off, so are not interested in "putting them to sleep". I sort of agree - my PCs are either ON and being used, or OFF.
My 'buntu 10.04 boots in 40 seconds, so not even time to make coffee.

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I have been able to use sudo and it never asks for a password (security hole?)
BIG security hole, but perhaps that is linpus for you (I have never used it, and know little about it, other than people complain about it).

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I also found a post that reads "Get the Linux desktop you always wanted in 10 easy steps" and my AA0 is now (almost) as easy to use as a windows machine and without the disappointments of a windows machine.
Pleased you are beginning to find your way

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If you need more info, let me know and I will dig up my notes.
You have quoted my post, but I am not the one looking for help, I was just offering it.
The ones asking for help - Darankoum Evariste and mad4amanda have each made one post to LQ, and then disappeared. Such is life.

I have the standard 'buntu 9.10 on my eee701 and it works fine. One of these days I'll put 10.04 on it, but I currently have no need to do this.

Good luck with exploring linux.
 
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Old 08-31-2010, 09:59 PM   #11
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Ooooh great link to the function keys. I just never seem to search on the right keywords. I don't know if that is enough to get me away from my current working distro - I have never had a problem with linpus or xfce, but then I have deteriorated into a gui user as opposed to someone comfortable on the command line. If I can find the time, I may explore acerbuntu again, but as long as it doesn't crash, it is really useable as highly modified as it is.
 
Old 08-31-2010, 10:23 PM   #12
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I also have an Aspire One that originally came with Linpus, but since it is out of warranty I decided to wipe the disk out with Mint as Linpus is so hard to customize. Whenever I tried to change the DE in Linpus, I would always get dependency resolution errors. And no, that crippleware variant of Xfce is NEVER going to go well with me.
 
Old 09-05-2010, 04:26 PM   #13
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i am having an acer aspireone with linpus linux lite preinstalled on it and i don t know the root password and also have a problem to connect to interne and i am asking for your help
I saw Linpus Lite Linux is a Fedora derivative built by Linpus Tec. Inc. Perhaps at their site or in some Fedora forum you'll find useful (specific) hints to deal with your case.
And there is always the tech way: creating a boot pen-drive (if you do not have a CD-ROM drive in the machine), running any Linux from it and changing the root password (there are many sites/fora explaining how).

There are other systems developed for netbooks. I am running -as I write here- a Ubuntu netbook remix on a Gateway netbook (that came with win7 and I made it dual boot in the first hours of use, of course!) and it is very good; there is L.F.P.'s Moblin.org system coming, perhaps some Android version, etc.
And you have also "regular" distributions that are among the more "economic" when it comes to hardware needs that, perhaps, can be used in netbooks (DSL, Puppy, Lubuntu, Vector...).

I guess some distributions are more helpful than others with special keys, but unless is something order-made for the hardware producer, it will take some time to systems to adjust 100% to an emerging industry (I mean the netbook fever).
Try Linpus site and then Fedora, as a start.

Cheers!
 
  


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