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Do some web search with "linux" + your model, here is one result: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=191128

What might help on Manjaro is trying an ISO with a newer Kernel like 4.4, today's LXQt release comes with this kernel.
« Last Edit: 09. March 2016, 21:12:10 by eugen-b »
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thanks, I'll have a look... doesn't sound too good... before buying I had done a quick search and found a couple of hits with apparently no issues... I didn't search long enough it seems :(

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What might help on Manjaro is trying an ISO with a newer Kernel like 4.4, today's LXQt release comes with this kernel.

you mean the latest lxqt or xfce? I can find an xfce released the 6th March but for lxqt apparently has been modified last September...

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you mean the latest lxqt or xfce? I can find an xfce released the 6th March but for lxqt apparently has been modified last September...
I mean any ISO with a kernel 4.4. LXQt is from today, Xfce is from Sunday.
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I mean any ISO with a kernel 4.4. LXQt is from today, Xfce is from Sunday.

thanks eugen-b, I hadn't found that page, now downloading... have a look at ArchBang in the meantime... and then I'll probably end up with the old Acer Aspire One as it's getting a bit late and tomorrow I'll leave at 5am :(

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Do some web search with "linux" + your model, here is one result: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=191128

btw mine is definitely not a touchscreen as the one mentioned in the thread ;)

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ArchBang did boot into the live, then I'm a bit stuck there and not sure how to install, but at least it booted... :)

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ArchBang did boot into the live, then I'm a bit stuck there and not sure how to install, but at least it booted... :)
Can you then post the terminal output of inxi -F from there?
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thinks so, wait a minute

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Can you then post the terminal output of inxi -F from there?

inxi: command not found

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but kernel is indeed 4.4.1-2-Arch... I'll try manjaro lxqt in a minute...

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no luck :(
It gets stuck with a long error message that ends with something like:
while mounting /bootmnt/manjaro/x86_64/root = image.sqfs to /ro_branch/root image
sh: can't access tty: job control turned off
I'm downloading Linux Mint, try that and then give up and take the Aspire One away with me tomorrow :(

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You would need to install inxi package on Archbang then. I would stick with Archbang then, read their documentation, register on their forum or whatever support channel they have.
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You would need to install inxi package on Archbang then. I would stick with Archbang then, read their documentation, register on their forum or whatever support channel they have.

yes, I'll probably do that... but next month, when I'll be back and (hopefully!) I'll have a bit more time to do the homework ;)
In the meantime, many thanks for the help and good night.

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If it's openbox you want try searching sourceforge for an older version, say 0.8.11 or 0.8.10  I have had the best luck insstalling those and found newer ones to be lacking a few necessary programs like a proper xdg-mimeo ish kinda things.  Not that they are bad just that you have to manually install them on your own.  Of course because it 0.8.10 or 0.8.11 you'll have to update keys.

The other option is to download the openrc xfce/openbox mixed iso which works very well.  It doesn't come with the 'thus' graphical installer by default but if you open a terminal you can type in:

sudo pacman -Syy && sudo pacman -S thus

sudo thus

it worked well albeit a little slow and then you have both openbox and xfce.  Upper right hand corner is the prompt for which to load when you login.  click it with your mouse to open it and choose the one you like.

Also, if none of those work for you there are many other openbox options for linux.  Semplice is a great choice since you mentioned using debian.  PacBang is an option i've used recently and is arch based from the Architect Installer.  If you want to try architect or pacbang and their iso aren't back up on sourceforge yet i could load them to google drive or the like.

Other great options for openbox, crunchbang is back in action last i checked.  Like that alot.  Sparky linux is a wonderful choice for openbox too.  Both of those are debian based.

Glad to help you with my config files if you like to get you started.