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Old 02-17-2012, 01:13 PM   #1
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aspire 1 no internet or access to files but to all other

Hi guys,
hope somebody can help me.
I have read all the linux things related to my prob, but it makes no sense to me.I only use my netbook for the internet.
but the other day I swithched it on and it did not connect to my wireless so i searched for a network but it shows the networks i have been on in connection managment but when i try to connect to my one it doesnt connect.

Also when i click on the desktop icon for my docs or my music etc I get nothing
iclicked on file manager but it has nothing on it apart from my disc 1.3 gb free of 6.4 and nothing else on the window it says home on the top but nothing else.

I get access to open office for writing etc, but as a thing i just noticed i am not connected to the mains but it has the icon for the plug and not battery so i dont know what is going on,

be gentle with me as i know nothing about this linux speak of terminals etc.
any help would be sound, I have not upgrded at all as I read that it makes the settings go weird.
512 MB

cheers rikee
Old 02-18-2012, 07:19 AM   #2
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Hi there!

Well since you have Linpus OS the 1st recommended thing to do is to remove it and install some up to date distribution with updates and support. I recommend Lubuntu, i see your computer only have 512Mb of RAM and Lubuntu is a lightweight distro. Crunchbang is another lightweight distro that worth take a look as well. To try different distros out you can run them from a liveCD without having to install, so that way you can find out which distro will have best performance with your computer.

Old 02-18-2012, 07:24 AM   #3
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cheers mate, but unfortunately that means absolutly nothing to me I dont even know what a distro is. and i havnt got a cd drive.
cheers sooty
Old 02-18-2012, 07:59 AM   #4
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Different versions of Linux are usually refereed to as distributions. Distro is short for distribution.

What you get on an Acer Aspire One is a very cut down customised version of Linux which has seen pretty much no support from Acer after the devices shipped and is pretty much impossible to update or do anything with beyond using what's provided. As such the usual response to anyone asking for help with it is to get rid of it and install a 'proper' version of Linux instead.

You can install Linux using a USB flash drive. There are some distros which are customised for use on Aspire One but I don't know how up to date they are. The Ubuntu info does seem to have been updated past 9.10 which is over two years old now. You could get the latest version of Ubuntu from and try running it from a USB flash drive and if it seems to work OK, then install it.
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trying to download that to a stick, cant even seem to be able to do that, it does not seen to go on to my computer anywhere when it says download completed i cant see it anywhere. plus can i run it off a stick if i cant get the internet as that has packed in as well on my netbook.


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