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Acer Aspire One

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Paola recently bought the Acer Aspire One.

It’s running Linpus Linux Lite, an obscure distro based on Fedora8. It has a custom user interface, but underneath it’s XFCE. The machine’s hardware is:

  • Intel Atom N270 @ 1.6 GHz + 512 MB RAM
  • The SouthBridge is an Intel ICH7 (82801G)
  • Graphics is an Intel 945GM [8086:27ae]
  • Sound is an Intel HDA [8086:27d8]
  • Ethernet is a Realtek RTL8102E [10ec:8136]
  • WiFi is an Atheros AR5006EG [168c:001c]
  • The webcam is an Acer Crystal Eye [064e:d101] on the USB

A useful forum is http://www.aspireoneuser.com/

Some tricks:

  • To open a terminal quickly, Alt+F2 and type terminal
  • Following this guide you can install a little panel tool that lets you switch between the “Easy” and “Advanced” (default XFCE) environment …
  • To install Pidgin, first remove libpurple.
  • I haven’t yet found a way to upgrade to Firefox 3…
  • Afterwards, it’s worth installing GIMP & Transmission with yum.
  • With iDesk you can add icons to the XFCE desktop
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Written by azimout

30/08/2008 at 15:45

Posted in Reference

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  1. many thanks for info and simple advice, very helful. have been sampling linux for years but never realy got the bug till I got an acer aspire 1 with Linbus ex dispay model for £130 a few month ago. Now have ubunto on a desk and laptop. Linpus I must admit really ignited my interest.

    Marie

    marie

    13/12/2009 at 03:13


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