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Old 09-04-2008, 02:47 PM   #16
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Thought I should add to this thread that there is an Aspire One Forum.

There is info about updating the installed mplayer or installing vlc.

Good Luck.
Old 09-15-2008, 06:11 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by jiml8 View Post
The way the thing is put together...I don't know. It has a USB port; if it is allowed to boot from a USB device (I'll bet it isn't)
The boot options menu provides three options, USB FDD, USB HDD and USB CDROM. However I don't know if these work. I would guess they do.
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Originally Posted by pixellany View Post
It never occurred to me that one could or would disable the ability to get to the CLI. We now have a new cause!!! The Aspire One does in fact have a BIOS that allows you to boot from other devices--I did not check to see if it included USB devices.

In defense of Acer---or anyone else selling "netbooks": They are special-purpose devices---not intended to be general-purpose computers. Such was the point made eloquently and emphatically by the lady at Circuit City (thread linked above).
Yes it supports USB devices such as mem sticks, SDHC, CD roms. I reloaded the OS using a usb CD ROM supplied.

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yum install xvid
not install xvid? The xvid decoder will play divx videos won't it?
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This helped me on Open SuSe:
This setup will play everything.
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In case this helps, I've copied something I wrote elsewhere - Good Luck!

First thing - get access to a proper desktop.

Get into a terminal - either <alt><f2> or 'Files', 'My Documents', 'Files', 'Terminal'.
Now type <xfce-setting-show><return> (without <> of course)
Select 'Desktop' icon in the window that appears.
On menu that appears click box for <Show desktop menu on Rt click>
Close all windows.

Try Rt clicking on the desktop - should get a menu - but not finished yet, need to set unix password.

Open terminal again, type <sudo passwd>
Type in a suitable password - it will get huffy if you choose something simple, but if you decide to stick to your guns it will work!
Press return, and repeat the password, press return again.

Close everything. Now if you Rt Click on desktop you'll get a useful menu from which to choose. Particularly useful is the <Settings> item, which then offers you all sorts of goodies, install software, fiddle with desktop and lots of other things I haven't played with yet. Best of all, If you wreck the system you can always re-install - the only downside is the time it takes for the on-line update process, but then there's always coffee and biscuits........

Next trick......

Search for xfce desktop, print out and follow the instructions. (It's easiest to do this on another machine, 'cos as supplied getting it to print may be hard!
(basically, you're looking for


decompress it with

gunzip desktop.........rpm.gz

Install with

sudo rpm -i desktop.........rpm

You'll find a new icon on the panel, bottom left

Hope this helps.... GL!

Old 12-03-2008, 06:34 AM   #22
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Update mplyer/get codecs in Linpus

Originally Posted by 2damncommon View Post
There is info about updating the installed mplayer or installing vlc.
I'm looking for help with this too and if possible would just like to get the right codecs for MPlayer rather than install VLC. The link you provided above to update mplayer doesn't work - can you point me to the right place?
Old 12-22-2008, 04:13 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by jiml8 View Post
Well, there you go then!

There is a way, and once it is opened up to provide a more standard interface, you can do what you want with it.

An 8 gig drive, though, will be VERY limiting.
I don't know if this is the case for the hdd models, but the ssd model I bought yesterday (8GB version) has two SD card slots.

On the right it has a standard card reader that also takes other card types, but more importantly it has an SD slot on the left. When this slot is populated with an SD card, the o/s sees this as a system disk and automatically includes it with the main system disk. So you don't see the two memory devices as two drives, just a single higher capacity drive.

I'm planning on buying a 16GB SDHC card to increase mine to 24GB, which I know isn't huge, but much better than before.
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Same problem

Originally Posted by Hagland View Post
Hi, i'm really new to linux. I have tried searching the web for how to install divx or codecs on my acer aspire one. This machine uses linpus.

any help would be appreciated

Hi, I have Aspire One and I have the same problen with codec divx, how do you resolve?

Old 04-02-2009, 07:34 PM   #25
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I used the instructions located at blogspot, in a blog named aspireonelinux:

It functioned perfectly!

P.S.: the correct URLs for the rpm's is:

Last edited by solispedro; 04-02-2009 at 07:38 PM. Reason: to add information
Old 05-19-2009, 11:48 AM   #26
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playing divx on aspire1

Apparently I need to post before I can see the thread I need!
Old 09-04-2009, 06:27 AM   #27
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Hi there

fellow computer lovers
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Originally Posted by 2damncommon View Post
Here is a nice solution.

And a nice version with screen shots that also mentions adding software.
Or just press Alt+F2, select Run in terminal and run.
Here are some nice tweaks too:
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acer aspire a0a110

how to play a avi. video???


aspire, codec, linpus

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