Recently I decided to make my Acer Aspire One A150 netbook dedicated to Linux. I chose to install Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10 as the OS. The installation procedures were quite standard. But there were some (minor) complications caused by the touch screen I wired a few weeks ago.
Here are the installation steps I followed.
UNR installation from USB flash drive
– Obtain a copy of UNR ISO
– create a USB installation drive (Windows Vista+Virtual Clone Drive+USB-creator.exe)
– change bios settings to boot from USB
Most of the things (audio, wireless, etc) work out of the box. But the added touch screen did not work without the driver being installed. I did not find satisfying instructions on this issue after searching the web for a while, and then decided to do it experimentally. It worked and it turned out to be easy.
Touch screen driver installation:
– Go to http://www.eeti.com
download the latest Linux driver. Attached.
– tar xvfz whatever_driver_tarball_name.tar.gz && cd unzipped_directory
– Since by default UNR does not have an xorg.conf which is required by
the setup.sh script, do `touch /etc/X11/xorg.conf` to create the file,
and make sure it is non-empty by adding a newline.
– `sudo sh setup.sh`
– Choose “3” on prompt for USB; reboot
– run `eGalaxTouch` to invoke the UI for touch screen calibration.
Known open issues:
1. dmesg shows “hub 1-5:1.0: over-current change on port 2”