Linpus Linux on the Acer Aspire One
The Acer Aspire One mini-laptop uses a Taiwanese Linux distribution called Linpus Linux (http://www.linpus.com is often down, check wikipedia for some info). The UI, though customized, is based on Xfce. For a little bit of an introduction to the device, have a look at Jasper's blog post.
Modified Xfce components
- Thunar: show available disk space
- xfdesktop: heavily modified to provide the big links to startup programs.
- ?Some settings dialogs?
Acer / Linpus Customized FC8 RPMs
Notes to the Xfce developers:
- The xfdesktop2 program is in a "source" RPM. However, I can't seem to find the actual source code for the binary. Running
xfdesktop2 –versionon the Aspire One indicates that it is based off of xfdesktop.
- Thunar and it's modifications are missing completely
If the sources for these modifications cannot be found, then this sounds like a GPL violation.
Notes to the kernel or alsa developers:
- alsa-driver and modifications to the sound/pci/hda/* are missing completely. There is /lib/modules/184.108.40.206lw/kernel/sound/fmalib.ko module, which handle digital microphone input and do a local dynamics echo canceliation, and which sources are completely absent too. If you try to build sound drivers from kernel sources, then there is no sound on build-in dynamics. Only external jack is supported by this drivers. fmalib.ko is ForteMedia sound library and have following text inside binary: ForteMedia SAM-Soft loaded, SAMSoft library init, SAMSoft library free. This sounds like a GPL violation too.