My Perfect Linpus on AA1

I have been playing around with Linpus, trying to customize to the "just right" configuration and figured I would share. I take credit for none of the following. I found most of this on the http://www.aspireoneuser.com/ forums.

alt F2 type terminal (opens terminal;)

**UPDATE**
Livna is no longer available, use the following instead:
sudo rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm
sudo rpm -Uvh http://rpms.kwizart.net/kwizart-release-8.rpm


1. Add extra repositories for additional software - sudo rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna- release-8.rpm and then sudo yum install fedora-release (this updates the fedora repos)

2. Install my favorite CLI text editor, Nano - sudo yum install nano

3. install Tomboy (note-taking app) and gnome-do (application launcher like OSX quicksilver) - sudo yum install tomboy gnome-do

4. Enable right click menu - alt F2 and type, xfce-setting-show. Select Desktop, Behavior and check Show Desktop Menu on right click

5. Install xfce-mcs-plugins-extra for the ability to set up autostart applicatons - sudo yum install xfce-mcs-plugins-extra

6. Set up tomboy and gnome-do to autostart on login - right click on desktop, select Settings, then Settings Manager, and then AutoStarted apps. Add tomboy and then add gnome-do

7. Change the shortkeys for gnome-do (default is windows key + space) - sudo yum install gconf-editor. then type gconf-editor in a terminal and go to apps, gnome-do, preferences, change key_binding to space

8. Set up Compiz - sudo yum install fusion-icon. Add fusion-icon to AutoStart apps as described above. sudo yum install emerald-themes. This gives you additional themes for emerald.

REBOOT

more to come.....

9. enable ssh client - sudo yum install openssh-clients

10. install a better package manager for installing software - sudo yum install yumex

11. install Pidgin (WARNING, this will remove the Acer IM and Contacts) - sudo yum remove libpurple and then sudo yum install pidgin

12. How to change your username without screwing up everything (if you just change the username, Linpus freaks out due to links to the username user)
open a terminal and type the following:
sudo usermod -l YOURNAME user
Now if you have enabled GDM, you can use yourname as the username instead of "user".

11 Response to "My Perfect Linpus on AA1"

  1. Ethics says:

    Awesome work!keep it up!many thanks

    Anonymous says:

    QUOTE
    12. How to change your username without screwing up everything (if you just change the username, Linpus freaks out due to links to the username user)
    open a terminal and type the following:
    sudo usermod -l YOURNAME user
    Now if you have enabled GDM, you can use yourname as the username instead of "user".
    UNQUOTE
    Did as you state. However overlooked to enable GDM. Now I am unable to boot. Anything I can do?

    philwil says:

    Not sure what happened...need more details. What happens when you try to boot? You don't have to enable GDM when changing your username.

    Anonymous says:

    During the install of gnome-do and same for tomboy, the error file /usr/share/desktop-directories/Settings.directory from install of gnome-menus-2.20.3-1.fc8 conflicts with file from package xfdesktop-acer-lp-1652.mcs_patched


    Same error after a restore + update

    Thank's

    Benoit

    philwil says:

    go to this site and follow the instructions to correct dependency issues. http://macles.blogspot.com/2008/08/dependency-problems-on-acer-aspire-one.html

    QplQyer says:

    When using usermod -l YOURNAME user without running GDM, the system breaks as it tries to autologin with username "user", but this user is nowhere to be found.

    jvb says:

    I've successfully loaded Tomboy on my AA1 (the Linpus version), but I need to use the Run option in the Advanced Menu (typing tomboy in the box) to get it started. Then it appears in the tray, which is great, but onky for the current session. Is there some way of getting it on the desktop - or at least the Advanced Menu?

    Hi,

    When I try to install gnome-do, i get

    No package gnome-do available

    I have the additional repository installed.

    Is there another repo i need to add?

    philwil says:

    I have updated the post, sorry but the Livna repos are no longer available, use the following instead:
    sudo rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm
    sudo rpm -Uvh http://rpms.kwizart.net/kwizart-release-8.rpm

    philwil

    Anonymous says:

    Hey there. Thanks for posting these btw, they are great!

    I am trying to set up tomboy for autostart, but I can't see the autoStarted Apps choice -- it is hidden off the bottom of the screen. Is there anyway to see this? I can't change my screen resolution so that option is out.
    :(

    Thanks for your help!

    philwil says:

    Try holding down the Alt key and and drag the window by holding the left mouse key and dragging.

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