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  1. #1

    Acer Aspire One with Linpus problem

    I recently tried to change the way my background looks.
    I entered in this code in a terminal:
    $ sudo su -

    and open the file /etc/xdg/xfce4-session/xfce4-session.rc:

    # mousepad /etc/xdg/xfce4-session/xfce4-session.rc

    and find the line:


    Change it to:


    Now when it boots up, it shows the task bar at the bottom and the search bar close to the top but the rest of the screen is black
    All icons are gone
    I can still connect to the internet and still have access to FireFox
    I cant open any files or folders it says
    Could not open folder "tmp"
    The nautilus file manager is not running

    I also do not have access to open a terminal

    Please help me if anyone has an idea or knows how to fix my problem.I also don't know how to get a usable version of the recovery CD on a USB stick

  2. #2
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    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Try CTRL+F5 to get to CLI interface.
    There, you should be able to change the file to its original state.

    P.S. CTRL+F7 to get back to GUI.

  3. #3

    Thank you

    Last night I figured out how to use the system restore disk and know everything is back to the way it was before.
    Thank you so much for your help

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  5. #4

    I have exactly the same problem with my aspire one,

    COuld you tell me how you went about fixing this.

    Thank you,


  6. #5
    1. Connect your external Disk Drive to your computer
    2. If your computer isn't off restart your computer
    when you see the Acer logo on your screen press F2
    3. Go to the Boot option and select your USB Disk Drive
    move it up to the top by pressing F5 or F6
    4. After its at the top Exit and Save changes that were made
    by pressing F10 I think.
    This will restart the computer. When you see the Acer logo
    appear again press F12 to Boot from your USB Disk Drive.
    If the restore Disk isn't in please put it in now.
    Select your USB Disk Drive and press Enter and Fallow the
    directions from the Disk.

    If this doesn't work please let me know
    Good Luck

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