The Acer Aspire One (or AAO, or AA1, as it's known by fans), is a type of ultra-portable computer called a "Netbook". Since there is so much community documentation for the Acer Aspire One, the docs have been divided into subpages. This main page acts as an index and contains some general information.
AAO Model Subpages
There are many netbooks under the name "Acer Aspire One". Each component is shared by some of them but in general they are different.
The following models have received community documentation:
Aspire One 110L (Ubuntu 8.10 and 9.04)
Aspire One A150 / ZG5 (Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10, 11.04, 12.04)
Aspire One D150 (Ubuntu 10.04)
Aspire One D255 (Ubuntu 9.04)
Aspire One 531h (Ubuntu 11.04 and 11.10)
Aspire One 532h (Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10)
Aspire One 751h (e.g. how to get 1366x768 pixels)
Aspire One 753h (Ubuntu 10.10)
Nevertheless, fixes, enhancements, and solutions for another model may work for your netbook, specially when:
- The issue is not considered at the subpage specific for your model;
- The subpage specific for your model is outdated (pages get outdated soon as new releases come);
- There is no subpage specific for your model.
Warning about outdated pages
The following functionalities improve considerably between two Ubuntu releases:
- Wireless, Audio, Webcam, Video, Fan control, USB, Sleep, Hibernation.
They are likely to be outdated in some of the subpages. In most cases they describe manual fixes that are not necessarily with the latest release.
/Ubuntu9.10 - A brief summary of Ubuntu 9.10 tests with several models: 110L, ZG8, 510, ZG5, P531h, 532h, A150, D150.
/Ubuntu8.10 - Contains an upgrade guide for 8.04 to 8.10
/Ubuntu8.04 - Contains many tweaks that are likely to work for later releases: Font tweaks; SSD Performance; Reduce SSD Wear; Speed up Firefox; Touchpad tweaks; Optimize screen use; Disable Scrollkeeper; Powersaving. These could be recycled and ported to a subpage. Some are deprecated: Screen tweaks (already works out-of-the-box).
Note: The default font size used by Xubuntu is in many cases unsuitable for the small screen. Already during the installation windows can be bigger than the screen and the OK button is invisible. The font size can be changed at Applications --> Settings --> Settings Manager --> Font. Size 7 solved most problems. The change can be done already when running the LiveCD before the installation in order to be able to see the installation windows correctly. It needs to be repeated once after the installation to become permanent.
Aspire One: SD cards and suspend - This page is about mounting SD cards after suspend on an Aspire One.
Aspire One Discussion - This is a page for /AspireOne editors to collaborate
/Old - A previous version of this guide. It contains mostly outdated documentation, but may still provide useful information and references.
Acer Aspire One - This page was last updated while testing 9.04.
Testing Team: Netbooks (Acer Aspire One) - This page was last updated in 2009.
install script - Sergio Zanchetta's old Acer Aspire One install script
Several other distributions have their own installation guides for the Aspire One.