Netbook Acer Aspire One ZG5 Atom

I would like to know about the experience of anyone running openSUSE 11.0 in this netbook, performance most of all, multimedia, office suite etc.

Netbook Acer Aspire One ZG5 Atom
120 gb hard drive
1gb ram
external usb slim DVD drive

making a little search I found that some users has installed opensuse in this netbook.

i got opensuse 11.1 on my aspire one netbook (1gb ram, 160gb hd, atom) and it works fine… the performance is not sooo perfectly nice as on a normal computer but it is ok… i got even compiz-fusion working fine so i cant complain :stuck_out_tongue: … all components work perfect (speakers, webcam, wifi, etc…)
hope i helped

Thanks asystat, I was thinking about buying a netbook but I`ll wait until the GSM versions be available.

Installed 11.1 on my wifes acer aspire one with the atom processor.

It is an amazing little machine. Everything works perfectly right after install.

As for performance well I simply set power management not to throttle the CPU when plugged in, and it runs like a champ.

I have the same aspire one zg5 with openSUSE 11.1 but the wifi doesn’t work. It worked for a little while when it was first installed but now I can’t get it working again any suggestions?

Post it to the Network/Internet - Wireless section, maybe somebody can help.
Good luck.

Apparently the WiFi is working fine if you load and run GNOME but not if you load and run KDE4. It is not down at the driver level, it is something above it. The interesting question is “what happens if you mix the software?” I would guess that if you want the KDE4 desktop, you could start with a GNOME installation and add some KDE4 parts until you get what you want, but it would be sort of a dangerous way to go about it.

If you check Bugzilla for the bug reports regarding the KDE4 WiFi, it appears that it could take a while before they get it working.

Within the last couple of weeks, some updates seem to have improved the networking for KDE. If the last time you tried it was before February (I am not sure which update(s) made the difference, so I cannot give a precise date or say which update(s) to look for) it might be worth it to give it another try.