Review: Acer Aspire One


Geri Druckman reviews the Acer Aspire One ultra-portable laptop.

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acer aspire one linux

kiy's picture


I have a aspire one linux, ive had it for 2 years i used to be able to watch thing on adobe flash player but now it says that my flash player is out of date but when i try to download the new version it says my laptop can not exept it or can not support file. i also cant download skype either i feel very frustrated some one please help! :)

Acer netbook problem

Anonymous's picture

My computer light comes on like its working but my screen just stays black nothing comes up a would be grateful if any1 knows anything I could try thanku

black screen

Lori and Don's picture

My computer did this for years. Sometimes it would work and sometimes not. So, just 2 weeks ago and friend ran a Google search and found that the FL Inverter Board was dead when the screen was black. I decided it was not dead because it comes and goes which sounded like a short. So, we ran a search on how to replace it so we could find it. IT was easy!. I played around with it and put it back together and have had no trouble for 2 weeks!! So, run the google search for How to replace the FL Inverterboard. It is in the screen part near the hinde, if you were talking laptop.
Good Luck, Lori

No ones home

Marc's picture

Restart the computer and listen for any beeps


Mizz M's picture

Why cant i download a new browser so that i can watch youtube? I keep trying to download and then am not sure what to do once it is opened. Ive had the outdated browser for ages.Help!

new to acer

Anonymous's picture

hi i just bought an acer, so im new to it. does anybody knw how to set up a backround?? cus i tried so many times.

From what I read in the

Anonymous's picture

From what I read in the manual it doesn't let you change the background

From what I read in the

Anonymous's picture

From what I read in the manual you cannot change the background

necesito el disco de

Anonymous's picture

necesito el disco de recuperacion para Aspire one para linux linpus. no lo encuentro por ningun lado. gracias

can't seem to install my printer.... help

Anonymous's picture

I recently purchased the HP Deskjet 1000 J110 Series printer tried to install it to my Acer Inspire One Notebook computer and will not istall. What printers are best compatible with this type of computers. Please reply like asap!!!

just want to get to windows!!

dreezy's picture

when i turn it on it says press f1 to enter set up then when i do it goes to this blue and grey 80's looking menu screen that says things like " esc to exit, arrow up arrow down" so i push esc to exit and it says " exit and discard changes? (option yes or no)" so i just push yes to move on to windows. what do i have to do to make it stop going to this screen ? and why did it start doing this in the first place?

acer aspire one- cursor jumping all over page while typing

Anonymous's picture

My acer aspire one problem: whenever i type, the cursor constantly jumps to unintended spaces,causing me to have to locate the cursor & restart action.Typing could take up to 10 minutes to type one word because cursor is everywhere accept where intended. I can't get pass 3 letters before cursor performs, highlighting, moves to a website, or diffrent space on page. Very frustrating, please help.


Anonymous's picture

ME TOO!!!!!!! DRIVES ME CRAZY!!!!! It's the one complaint I have about it!!!!! Someone please help!

After posting previous reply,

Anonymous's picture

After posting previous reply, my son changed some settings and it appears to be working MUCH better when the TouchPad settings, under the Tapping tab, change the tapping speed to the fastest setting.....and under the Multitouch Gestures, change the Finger Size to maximum. See if it helps you any! :)

Last time I forgot my

rcmichelle's picture

Last time I forgot my password and tried everything i could do but failed, until I found this great tool Password Genius. It works great, and you can google it.

My ex-gf thought it would be

Anonymous's picture

My ex-gf thought it would be funny to change my password at the Welcome screen of my Acer A0751h. How can i bypass this without being able to log on?

acer one brrowser

Anonymous's picture

i have the Aspire one system linpus linux lite v1.0.15.e
My question is i cant open my internet (with the browser)
my online chats is working on internet

??what can i do


Anonymous's picture

Hi i have the same problem, have you found a solution? Mine is showing thats it's connected to the internet and my chat is working but when i try to open the browser, it doesnt work...Anybody know how to fix this?
Thanks in advance!!

Wi-fi printer installation

Keith Rogan's picture

I am having difficulty installing a printer using a driver on the CD can you help?

is your problem that you

PhilUK's picture

is your problem that you don't have a CD drive, or that you have problems loading the driver. If its the first then I suggest you download a new driver from the printer maker's web site. Do you have XP or Linux, what is the printer make and model ?

Black background?

Anonymous's picture

Okay so my Acer one background is just black.
it turns on and all but the background I chose won't show up.
I dowloaded oceanis and it changed the back ground but it just won't show up.
all I get is a black screen with icons..

Black background?

Anonymous's picture

Okay so my Acer one background is just black.
it turns on and all but the background I chose won't show up.
I dowloaded oceanis and it changed the back ground but it just won't show up.
all I get is a black screen with icons..

How do .I activate my BT Mobile Broadband?

Karen's picture

Hoping someone can help me please? i have acer aspire one running linux and i purchased a bt mobile broadband dongle to go roaming, but although i can configure it on all my windows based Pcs i have NO idea what i am supposed to do with it on this one? if insert the dongle it brings up a BT CM file manager box with files in, but i cant double click them or activate anything that lets me use the dongle? can anyone talk this non techy through what i need to do please? i feel very blonde. (yes, i really am though) thanks.

3g blues

Marc's picture

Linux cannot read most executable files that are windows based there is no way around it other than to rewrite more than half the functions in the programming codes ...... so the best advice is find a program that can split ure hard-drive in 2 and install xp partition keep linux in the other if u want to? xp sp2 workes best........

Dongle and .exe

Jane Renwick's picture

Karen - this is not an actual REPLY but a heartfelt request that if you DO get your problem solved, you please let me know! I am in Turkey with my Acer & Linux. Wanting to connect to Internet, I bought a dongle/package but from a Turkish telephone company. Whilst I can make it (the .exe file) work on a Windows based PC, I cannot manage it with my Acer/Linux. No-one here knows about Linux - even the tekkie guys in their shops. So, any help from ANYONE would be appreciated very much!

If you have an up to date

PhilUK's picture

If you have an up to date Linux version it will recognise many 3G dongles. Ubuntu's netbook remix, Easy Peasy and others. You can download these, install to a USB memory stick and boot the stick to see how it performs.

I don't know what the position is with the "stock" Linux on the Acer, or indeed which particular model of 3G dongle you have. I did get a stock EeePC working with a Huawei 3G dongle from Vodafone.

i have the acer and i whant to know;;;

brenda's picture

hi i have the acer laptop and i bought the sims duble deluxe game but i dont have a cd slot so how can i download the game without re-buying it form the internent i need the help please!

no cd drive in netbook

Jim Young's picture

You can also download a software program called MagicDisc.

Here's the info copied from their site:

"MagicDisc is freeware. It is very helpful utility designed for creating and managing virtual CD drives and CD/DVD discs. For anyone who deals with CD-based programs – it is a MUST. MagicDisc allows you to use almost all CD/DVD image without burning them onto CD or DVD in order to easily access your favorite games, music, or software programs ---- It works like a real CD/DVD-ROM: You can run programs, play games, or listen to music from your virtual CD-ROM. Allowing you to run your game images at over 200x faster than from a conventional CD/DVD-ROM. MagicDisc is a powerful utility that uses a unique combination of options to ensure a perfect back-up every time. Partner with MagicISO, Your original games/program discs can be safely stored away, MagicISO mean that you always have your expensive media stored safely as CD/DVD image file on your hard drive, and use them with MagicDisc just like using the original discs. At the office: Program discs and many other applications generally require the original disc to be in the computer's CD-ROM drive. This restricts the amount of people in your office who can have access to the same software at the same time without the cost of additional discs. MagicDisc virtual drives resolve that problem for you. No more hunting around the offices for that elusive disc you need to run your application, everything you require is just a click away."

no cd slot

jdfosterarmy's picture

You can solve that problem easily. Goto a computer store and purchase an USB external cd drive. I bought an external DVD Writer and cost me less than $70.

no cd drive in netbook fix

jdfosterarmy's picture

You can get an external cd drive for your netbook. I have one and thats how i can install cd based games/applications. I purchased mine at walmart for $70 but have noticed that some brands are even cheaper now a days.

which kind of cd drive. i've

Anonymous's picture

which kind of cd drive. i've checked in my local store and non are campatiable to linux..which 1 did u purchase?

any CD / DVD will work

anon's picture

All external USB CD or DVD drives are recognised by the BIOS and by Linux quite happily, the drive itself has no features that make it "linux compatible".

I just bought the acer 10.1 netbook

awells758's picture

The background won't change. I couldnn't find the option to change the background until I went into paint && then it gave me the option but when I clicked it nothing happened. I've restarted it, && opened different pictures in paint but the desktop background just won't change.

so sad

Anonymous's picture

in aspire one i have the same problem-.-

A lot of the aspires came out

Anonymous's picture

A lot of the aspires came out with only windows 7 starter which is an operating system where you can't change the background...i know i cried too haha

Please help i deleted my profile and made new now my files gone

Tayyab's picture

i have acer 6930G and my profile was stuck when i started windows, even after putting it it wasnt logging me inn, so after trying many times, i went in safe mode and deleted my profile and restarted system, now everything is working perfect, except my all desktop files are gone and i can see them in some folder in c drive, but they are not opening and giving error, please please help.

thank you.


Ivy Davis's picture

i bought my acer aspire mini laptop last year and the battery and computer was both brand new but its basically a portable computer i cant unplug it or it goes off is their any settings i need to change to make it work .
thanks for the help..i sure would appreciate it!!!!!!!!!!!


anonymous's picture

i have the same problem, i know theres an option in the settings but it wont help mine as it jus goes unplug, inpropper shutdown


Anonymous's picture



helpp! acer netbook problem -.-

Anonymous's picture

Hi, I've had a acer netbook for around 1 or 2 years now and i think about 6 months ago It stopped working. Now all I get from it is the microsoft windows xp loading page, the blue disk check page, and the system start up page/ boot page options ( safe, normal, last worked, etc) But how do I get to the actual desktop page so I can use internet and stuff??? Please help asap!


anonymous's picture

check inside because i had the same problem for a computer and it turned out that somthing in/to the harddrive was missing/lodged somwhere else

Hey i have an acer an it wont

Anonymous's picture

Hey i have an acer an it wont change backgrounds no moatter what. Does anyone know how i can fix it or changee my background, or if it just wont??
Please replyy im stressing out!

oceanis will let you change

Anonymous's picture

oceanis will let you change your background. theres another tricker way in changing the system registry, but i wouldnt bother. oceanis works fine. google it and download, then feel free to change your background. windows 7 starter is just a cash gimmick and that was one feature(not being able to change your background natively) that irked me right from the start.

Skype on Acer Aspire One running windows

royal744's picture

Why can't I get Skype to download on my windows machine?

downloading Skype

Anonymous's picture

Why won't Skype download on my Acer notebook with Windows 7 ? I have followed all the prompts and instructions.

I have an Acer Aspire One

Anonymous's picture

I have an Acer Aspire One Notebook with Windows 7 Starter, and I downloaded Skype without a problem. It works fine! Maybe check your firewall and what websites your computer is blocking?


Anonymous's picture

none of my progams on my desktop show up, no toolbar, nothing shows up just my desktop background. what should i do?

How do I network my PC with my Acer Aspire One Notebook?

Anonymous's picture

Hi there
would love to be able to transfer files back and forth between my PC (Windows XP) and my Acer Aspire One Notebook - any one got ideas as to how to set this up?
Many thanks,

Transferring files To Acer Aspire

Radioflyer's picture

I transfer lots of files between my computers using an external 500GB Hard Drive and occasionally using 8 MB thumb drives. I'm sure it's possible to exchange files from one computer to another through a network but if you don't have a network connecting your computers USB drives are the way to go. There's also double “male” USB cable you could try. As of this moment I'm unaware of any wireless way to have computers transferring files without a network or adding a component that didn't come included. Someday you should be able to buy two different computers and they could exchange files without additional gadgets, but we're not there yet.


Anonymous's picture

i have a acer aspire one and i have no internet icon and it wont let me get on the network center please help