Acer Aspire One with Linpus several problems
After I installed a few things like ntfs-3g, skype, a driver for my Epson DX4000 (several times but couldn't get it going) and (install actually has failed so far) amsn, a friend and I mucked around a bit on my Acer Aspire One with Linpus, following this Roo’s View » Blog Archive » Acer Aspire One - Initial Impressions . I might have made a mistake with the passwd thing but the password works everywhere, also in root, so I guess it's ok after all. Just wanted to mention it in case it DOES have something to do with the problems.
After doing all this, things are not the same anymore:
1) 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 and it takes almost 5 (!!) minutes until the home screen with all the icons shows up.
2) the cursor is trembling
3) the icons for the printer and the calculator have disappeared. The text is still there and the programs can be started
4) when I click on display or network center, the loading motion around the cursor shows but stops after a few seconds. But that's all that happens. No further window popping up. Also not when I rightclick on the grey part of the screen and choose display or network center from there.
5) I cannot connect to the internet. Neither WiFi nor the network cable work. When I shift the button on the front that enables WiFi, it shows as active or inactive as it should but I cannot get a connection. When I go to System Information/Network, it shows LAN, WiFi and 3G/WiMax as N/A.
There is also no connection icon on the system tray.
For the rest everything seems to work fine and I installed the updates that were available before I messed around with it.
Hope I haven't forgotten to mention anything.
I would be sooo happy if anyone had an idea what went wrong and how I can fix this. I also don't know how to get a usable version of the recovery CD on a USB stick for the worst case...