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Wifi connection and audio not working

I just owned an acer aspire one, seashell white, ZG5 model with linpus linux OS
I am not used to Linux, so i changed my OS to windows. after changing the OS, the Wifi connection is not working, after trying it

and so with the audio. the audio is lost. i cannot play music anymore.

help me restore them

thanks

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These drivers should help you configure your unit for XP.


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This will help. Thanks please keep updated. please do rate the solution positively .Thank you for using Fixya

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I just got my acer aspire one with Linpus Linux OS I am not used to Linux so I changed my OS to Windows. After changing my OS, the wifi connection is lost and so with the audio. help me restore them....


Hey,

the drivers for all acer laptops are available at this page
http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/downloads.html

from the aspire list, select the aspire one that matches your model, its probably on the bottom or on the top, look around the laptop, the drivers are all at the website.

You will need atleast Wireless drivers and audio drivers, maybe more.

Its all there.

Let me know if you need anything else.


Thanks,
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DId some research, if you are using linpus linux which comes with the ONE, then it is a fedora based OS, which means you should be able to import your settings from the prior installation during a fresh installation of it.

I hope this helps, since linpus is pretty new I am going to do some more reading on it.

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Hi there and welcome to FixYa,

I find that there is drivers for Linux, Vista and XP, go to:
this page
and choose you OS and all the drivers you need including your wireless driver :-)

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