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Acer Aspire One trouble please help

you see we have a notebook thats linux, acer aspire one, color white Grin intel atom...... I have a problem with the network. Our lower tool bar disappeared(contains the shut down/restart buttons, network button, battery info, etc) and whenever i click the icon of netwrk in the settings nothing happens. it does not hung or anything. but it does not connct to the net. i tried to use wifi and cable and still nothing happend. and there's this small toolbar which i could drag anywhere. it has a sun like/ star like symbol and nothing happens whenever i click it. when i hover, there's this note saying "new item.. not yet configured".

i've not yet installed any programs/softwares. what happened was when i turned it off then on, i cant access the net from then on.
so, please help me to fix this.

BEFORE, ive installed something and some prob happened... so i think they boot it then everything went normal..,, it was the first prob and was fixed... then we used the nbook..,, used it , used it,, and its still fine until the day the sunlike/star like symbol in the middle of a toolbar like appeared...,,

PLEASE TELL ME HOW I CAN I FIX IT..,, MY LAST CHOICE IS TO BOOT IT MYSELF(if that is what it is called...) to reset everything back to its factory somthing format..,,

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In reply to: Acer Aspire One trouble please help

1. On the front right of the unit is a slide switch to turn off and on the wifi. Try it.

2. I do not have Linpus installed so I can't comment exactly.

3. Reading I find links to this OS's home page. Maybe some support groups?

4. If I made my restore media I might try next time.

-> The lesson about Linux based laptops is to keep your files backed up as support is going to be a little light.

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Contact technicall support here:

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If you still want support from me say so. Grin
Ok at first just try to find bash terminal I even do not imagine how that Linpus interface looks. Try something like ctrl+alt+F2 if it works write here we can continue.
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Hi there - I am having exactly the same problem as described in the original post. Was any solution determined?



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You are with that Linpus distro too?

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You are with that infamous Linpus distro too?
It would be wise to chose something more popular and probably better:
As you see Linpus is not in top 20 most popular Linux/BSD distributions I suggest to chose something from top 10 or top 20.

Somehow If you still want to stick with Linpus jost say I will try to help then. I use Fedora on my PC and Linpus is based on it. Wink

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Desktop Environment. What do you use? KDE, GNOME, LXDE...

For example, on KDE the bottom bar just shifts to the right. Right click on the desktop for the settings. Other move the mouse to the right lower corner and see if it shifts to the left. I think Ctrl+Arrow key (left or right) might make it show. Depends of the distro, the developers tweak the OS.

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have you managed to fix this problem i havethe exact same problem but i cant find a way to fix it.

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i think solution is reinstall other Linux distribution

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Ubuntu, Mandriva, Fedora.

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