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groeswenphil
April 10th, 2009, 11:32 AM
So..........here's the good news.

My main computer runs Ubuntu 8.10 perfectly.
It has a Belkin wireless dongle.....flawless.
Just bought an Acer Aspire One Netbook.......nice little machine.
It also works perfectly, gaining access to my wireless router.
Acer Aspire One comes with Linpus....and when the warranty runs out I might change to Ubuntu but
for the things that I expect from this little device, well it does just fine.

Bad News.
Well, I'd really like to be able to access files stored on my other computer and ideally use the printer fitted to it.
Is this possible........?

Phil

lisati
April 10th, 2009, 11:37 AM
Yes - it is possible to get two Ubuntu computers sharing files and printers. One method involves using "samba", which can also be used to share files and printers with Windows systems. Have a look here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=202605

coffeecat
April 10th, 2009, 11:44 AM
If I'm reading you correctly, Linpus on the Aspire isn't seeing the network, even though it's connecting to your router OK. If no one with experience of Linpus comes up with an answer, have a look on the Acer Aspire One User Forum (http://www.aspireoneuser.com/forum/).


Acer Aspire One comes with Linpus....and when the warranty runs out I might change to Ubuntu

Just a thought - does the AA1 come with a Linpus restore disc? If so, why not wipe the HD, install Ubuntu, and if you need to claim on the warranty, simply restore Linpus and assume an innocent air? :-\"

:wink:

But whenever you install Ubuntu, you might find this link (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AspireOne) useful.

ddrichardson
April 10th, 2009, 12:20 PM
Ubuntu Netbook Remix for Jaunty runs well on the Aspire One. I binned Linpus pretty early on because its basically Fedora with some hacks applied. These hacks tend to prevent a lot of RPMs being installed.