About this guide
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 subpages of specific models account for this:
- Aspire One D250 (9.04 and 9.10)
- Aspire One 110L (8.10 and 9.04)
- Aspire One 751h (e.g. how to get 1366x768 pixels)
- Aspire One D150 (Ubuntu 10.04)
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- The subpage specific for your model is outdated (pages get outdated soon as new releases come);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Warning about outdated pages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 They are likely to be outdated in some of the subpages.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.
A previous version of this guide can be found at the Old subpage. It contains mostly outdated data, but can provide useful information, and references. 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). Ubuntu9.10 contains a brief summary of Ubuntu 9.10 tests with several models: 110L, ZG8, 510, ZG5, P531h, 532h, A150, D150.
Several other distributions have their own installation guides for the Aspire One.
See also the Debian device driver check page.