Talk:Acer Aspire One

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There are 2 models of the Aspire One, this is mentioned at top.

The article then goes on to write as if they both use faulty media that will die if you write to it. This is a CONCERN, yes, but recent discussions surrounding the media used for the non-hd model indicate that this may in fact be more FUD than truth.

The article should give the person installing on an Aspire One _understanding_ of their media, and allow them to make choices; not _assume_ the person wants to set up an exact duplicate of an Ubuntu system.

I may rewrite sections of this later, right now, I am thinking perhaps I'm overreacting. I'll come back to this later and review.

(Also, the 'xorg.conf' posted as the original does NOT match my copy. Some keyboard tweaks based on the fact that I'm in Finland. (Which, surprizingly enough, the initial install had in the xorg.conf but NOT in the loaded software - no .fi locales at all beyond that (: ) Lastebil 16:03, 20 August 2008 (EDT)

Xorg 1.5 + hotplugging + gnome

Hi, before answering to read Wiki and Forum please read on :)

Well, I've followed any possible post or wiki entry, but still have got some problem:

I'm Italian, so my keyboard. The xorg.conf for 1.5 posted 2 days ago is wonderful and works like a charm, but still it doesn't solve the real problem which is letting Xorg manage the input devices with evdev, without disabling the new hotplugging features, or forcing to use the x11 xkb module for keyboards.

If I enable the option "AutoAddDevices", letting hal policy to set "evdev" as driver, then setting via hal the properties {input.xkb.model=evdev, input.xkb.layout=it, input.xkb.variant=nodeadkeys}, then setting Gnome Keyboard disposition as "Italian no dead keys" "Managed by Evdev", all my keyboard keys get working correctly....but the "Up arrow" key and the "Print screen" key.

In fact when I press "Print screen" nothing happens, when I press "Up", quite randomly Gnome receive only "Up", only "Print Screen" or both. The strange thing is that in some circumstances, as when "browsing" trough the Gnome Menu (the one with the foot icon), the "Up" key works as the "Up" key, without asking for a Screenshot. So I tried disabling the "Allow windows to manage keyboard disposition indipendently" (I'm translating from italian) check, and to restart the whole X server. But still I experience this problem.

Is anyone succesfully trying to use the new hotplugging feature with keymap different from "us"?

Romen 08:02, 4 December 2008 (EST)

This does not belong to the wiki talk section. Here is for discussions about the actual content of the wiki. But to answer your question, I'm successfully using Gnome with evdev and German keyboard layout. And AFAIK so does gothicknight (the creator of the kernel-one package) with a Portuguese one.

Please for further discussion on that use the forum. So after reading my comment here, please delete it altogether with your long question. Maybe read on the forums first, because there have been plenty of all kind of threads on this topic already. Then you can still post it there...--Inkaine 21:51, 6 December 2008 (EST)

--Inkaine 21:51, 6 December 2008 (EST)

Deletion of section "How to install kernel26-one?"

This section is totally unneeded. First, everyone using Arch should be able to know about "pacman -U", can't be that difficult. There is also no initrd needed as was falsely suggested by the section. And more importantly we have a section about the custom kernel. Expand that if you feel you need so.

What I was thinking about maybe adding a sub section how to get kernel-one installed right away during initial installation process. Like with "pacman -U -r /tmp/install kernel26-one-2.6.27.8-1.pkg.tar.gz". Ideas about this? --Inkaine 22:40, 6 December 2008 (EST)