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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finally did a debian netinst (bare minimum) and put LXDE desktop on it. I've also got wireless working, so everything is good to go with my AAO. So far so good using it! Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was LXDE in the repositories or did you have to install it from some other source?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is in the repositories...but I've also got to finish fine tuning it. Such as getting flash, java, codecs etc.

Thnx.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love my AA1, and want to put Linux on it, but I have to leave XP on it also so will probably dual boot them. I downloaded the net install of Lenny last night, so will give that a go, just not sure what if any wireless issues I will run into.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I installed Lenny using the netinst cd and then upgraded to Sid right off the bat. I then followed the debian wiki to get wifi working.

http://wiki.debian.org/DebianAcerOne

Should be pretty straightfoward to get wifi going following the Module Assistant way.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently wiped my AAO and put xubuntu on it. I'm really thinking about stepping up to a hard drive-equipped netbook...as the flash drive in the AAO is ridiculously slow. Installing the OS takes for freakin' ever and there is a lot of overall delay and slowness to the user experience due to slow disk access. (why they didn't include a speedy flash drive is beyond me)

So, I'm trying to decide if simply getting the hard drive-equipped AAO is the right choice. I love pretty much everything about the AAO...however, going with a different model that doesn't require compiling the wireless module with every kernel upgrade would be a nice change.

Are there any netbooks out there similar in size with higher-density screens? (I don't really want something bigger...but would love some additional vertical pixels) Also, getting some real battery life would be nice. I'm still amazed that my old Thinkpad X60s would get 6+ hours and this netbook can't even muster half that.
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