June 17, 2010


I’ve finally had a chance to setup and test Lucid on my AAO zg5. I’m giving up on Crunchbang for the time being. I’m tired of hand editing menu entries and although the current alpha release has an XFCE4 version which has built-in automatic menu generation, it’s a little buggy. And when it comes down to […]

Posted in: HOWTO, Lucid


May 29, 2010


I’ve been a bit slow about posting a lucid howto largely because we had a new baby a few weeks ago and I just haven’t had time to tinker.  I am probably going to migrate to Linux Mint LXDE though.  While I like openbox by itself, having to manually configure the menu is a pain. […]

Posted in: Lucid

Arch linux HOWTO

February 15, 2010


[10-29-2011: These instructions are definitely out-of-date as a number of packages have changed.] [8-28-2011: These instructions may be severely out of date since Arch has released a new install image.] I received my new 1.8″ zif hard drive and as promised, I decided to try out Arch. I started with a base Arch system (including […]

Posted in: Arch Linux, HOWTO

The Aspire One ZG5 SSD

December 21, 2009


I’ve finally gotten fed up with the AAO’s stock SSD. It is definitely the bottleneck — any time there is a lag in performance, the drive light will be on. So a few days ago, I looked on ebay and found the same 1.8″ Samsung zif hard drive that tnkgrl used to upgrade her drive. […]

Posted in: SSD

Karmic and wireless

December 6, 2009


I’ve had intermittent internet issues since upgrading to Karmic (short periods of what appears to be partial disassociation from the AP). From what I can see, it does not appear that many people with ZG5’s have this issue but what I can say for certain is that my wireless worked flawlessly under Jaunty. With the […]

Posted in: Karmic, Wireless

Karmic HOWTO

October 16, 2009


Installing Crunchbang Gather the necessary components: USB thumb drive mini.iso network installer unetbootin Live USB creator ethernet cable Next, install a command line system: Follow the steps detailed at unetbootin for creating a bootable USB flash drive using the mini.iso downloaded earlier. Plug your USB drive into your Aspire One, plug in your ethernet cable […]

Posted in: HOWTO, Karmic

More on wireless LED

August 25, 2009


I did some googling and found that it is possible to get ath5k working with the LED under Jaunty. I have again updated my Jaunty HOWTO.

Posted in: Jaunty, Wireless