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Riffer
May 4th, 2010, 05:28 AM
I going to load Ubuntu back onto my Acer Aspire One 9" and I need some ideas. You see I've tried UNR and while I can appreciate the design, I jst don't like the UI.

Since I have found so many great ideas and tips from the monthly screenshot thread I thought a similar thread for netbooks would great.

So please post your screenshot, with a list of your tweaks and added apps,

kerry_s
May 4th, 2010, 06:12 AM
have you tried lubuntu?
you can select normal or with lxauncher.
uses lxde, which is a custom openbox setup so it's light.
http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/lubuntu-10.04.iso

lxlauncher looks like this:
http://lxde.org/lxlauncher

Riffer
May 4th, 2010, 02:46 PM
Thanks for this. I was hoping to see other folks setups though, like the screenshot thread but for netbooks.

kerry_s
May 4th, 2010, 06:19 PM
Thanks for this. I was hoping to see other folks setups though, like the screenshot thread but for netbooks.

i think the screenshots cover everything from desktops to netbooks.
it's just a matter of getting creative & seeing what you can use to get the look you want.

i'm still messing with my lubuntu setup, today i thought i would make me the gnome menu bar, i'm using xfce4-panel in mine instead of lxpanel, xfce4-panel allows me to use gnome applets with the xfapplet plugin, so i can do a lot of things.

i personally never found the netbook launchers that great, there just not customizable enough to me.

i'm running the gnome-main-menu(aka: slab menu) but i'm working on getting that gnome menu bar look, then i'll probably dump that. i haven't gotten around to doing the "Applications" section yet. you maybe thinking why don't i just run gnome, i don't like the new gnome, just certain features & looks. here's some pics.

cariboo907
May 4th, 2010, 06:25 PM
I'm running Lucid UNE with just a few changes so far.

kerry_s
May 4th, 2010, 09:22 PM
I'm running Lucid UNE with just a few changes so far.

nice! very clean look. if i still had good eyes i would go dark. :lolflag:

kerry_s
May 4th, 2010, 09:46 PM
I'm running Lucid UNE with just a few changes so far.

the scrolling is interesting now, you can just drag it up/down.
i still can't use the normal "netbook-launcher" on my system, it still locks up completely, had to hard power off. i can use the lite version(netbook-launcher-efl) just fine though.

you would think they would have at least put a "Desktop" section in files to show whats on the desktop, it should be Desktop-> Folders -> Recent Files
media still shows on the desktop & it would be nice to know whats there & even be able to use the desktop underneath the launcher, that would even allow say the trash icon to show.

cariboo907
May 5th, 2010, 12:09 AM
It looks like the netbook inteface will get some lovin' in Marvelous Meerkat

Riffer
May 5th, 2010, 01:48 AM
who and cool wallpaper btw

thegreenblob
May 5th, 2010, 02:48 AM
http://imgur.com/wMgbMl.png (http://imgur.com/wMgbM.png)
(click for full size)

openbox
tint2 for the panel
wicd for wifi
batterymon for battery monitoring
pyvolwheel for volume
nitrogen for wallpaper
terminator for my terminal

Other apps that aren't shown in the picture I use are: chromium (web browser), thunar (file manager), leafpad (text editor), squeeze (archive manager), ristretto (image viewer), and pidgin, and vlc.

Riffer
May 5th, 2010, 03:56 AM
I like that. Whats the lower left menu?

thegreenblob
May 5th, 2010, 04:01 AM
I like that. Whats the lower left menu?

It's the openbox menu. In openbox you right click anywhere on the desktop and it shows up.

Ibidem
May 5th, 2010, 04:46 AM
Here's mine... (a little different from standard, but gives you an idea of what stuff can do)

http://ubuntuforums.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=155541&stc=1&d=1273030767

IceWM with IceXimian3 (my tweaks to IceXimian2)
xcompmgr (with server-side compositing & shadows, faster)
transset for transparency
PCManFM for desktop, though you can't see it
IceDock (compiled from source) for dock, running wmmixer, wmcpu, wmibam
Textmaker 2008

qchapter
May 5th, 2010, 05:00 AM
Lucid with a rather busy single panel. ;-)

chickengirl
May 5th, 2010, 05:23 AM
Openbox user, I didn't like UNR.

screenshot: openbox, tint, and conky. showing mousepad and the desktop menu.

Riffer
May 5th, 2010, 05:23 AM
Ibidem I like it. I've been debating going with a minimal install and building from there. I've been intrigued with enlightenment, but my skill and knowledge isn't quite up to the challenge.

qchapter: Theres alot to say for a clean and straight forward desktop. Right now while I'm playing with mine netbook I'm leading towards a setup similar to yours, except my panel is on the left. Trouble is the network indicator applet is tending to be way oversize.

Warpnow
May 5th, 2010, 05:29 AM
For the Acer Aspire One you should try Kuki. Kuki has a custom kernel for the AA1 and full hardware support from the moment of install time.

www.kuki.me

Official Screenshot
http://www.kuki.me/wp-content/gallery/kuki-30-screenshots/kuki2-8.png

Mine, which is on their website under User Screenshots

http://www.kuki.me/wp-content/gallery/our-users-screenshots/brinson.png

Riffer
May 7th, 2010, 03:33 PM
That's pretty cool Warpnow. I'm not a big fan of XFCE but your setup is where I'm going using Gnome. What's the dock that you're using?

For me right now I'm finding that the Gnome desktop is a bit much for my acer. Video is choppy and there is a lag for apps to start etc., while usable it would be nice to get a bit more pep to the system.

I thinking of using the minimal install method and building my own, except I'm not sure of what packages I would need. And tutorials out there?

markhor2
May 26th, 2010, 03:48 PM
Here is mine:
http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/2112/lucidd.th.png (http://img69.imageshack.us/i/lucidd.png/)

This is a XUbuntu 10.04 with ubuntu-mono-dark icon theme, changed icons for missing ones and really a lot of hand work done. Compiz was used instead of xfwm4. Console is MS Aero transparent-like.

slackthumbz
May 26th, 2010, 04:32 PM
This is ubuntu UNE, tweaked to hell. Something a lot of people don't seem to realise is that when you boot into UNE and select your username to login you can change the Session (at the bottom) to GNOME and get a default Ubuntu desktop. I did that, removed the gnome-panel entirely, set up AWN and compiz, installed the ubuntu satanic edition packages for themes and here we are :)

6SPEED
July 17th, 2010, 04:17 AM
ubuntu 10.04 NBR

m.alaa8
November 11th, 2011, 04:34 PM
My customized Acer Aspire One desktop

With xfce,lxlauncher,wicd,skype

http://i40.tinypic.com/311pfo9.png

mamamia88
November 11th, 2011, 06:42 PM
I really like default 11.10 setup for my netbook absolutely no wasted screen space and easy to navigate

wolfen69
November 11th, 2011, 06:45 PM
I really like default 11.10 setup for my netbook absolutely no wasted screen space and easy to navigate

Ubuntu 11.10 was a tad too slow for my liking on my netbook, so I put Lubuntu on it. Now it flies.

mamamia88
November 11th, 2011, 06:49 PM
Ubuntu 11.10 was a tad too slow for my liking on my netbook, so I put Lubuntu on it. Now it flies.

thats what i thought at first but then i upgraded to 2gb ram and installed preload. works great. have you tried that? if you haven't it might be worth considering the upgrade cost me around $25 and only took about 30 seconds to install the ram

FuturePilot
November 11th, 2011, 08:12 PM
thats what i thought at first but then i upgraded to 2gb ram and installed preload. works great. have you tried that? if you haven't it might be worth considering the upgrade cost me around $25 and only took about 30 seconds to install the ram

For anyone that has a netbook with 1 GB of RAM I highly suggest upgrading to 2 GB. It makes a big difference.