Author Archives: David

Ubuntu on the Acer Aspire One AOA150

After receiving the Acer Aspire One with ‘Linpus Lite’ installed by default, I decided I wanted to do more with it than just surf the web so installed Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal). Most things worked straight out of the box but there are a few ‘tweaks’ needed for it to perform to its full potential. 1. Hard Drive clicking noise Unfortunately when the netbook is running on battery power the hard drive makes a constant clicking noise when idle. This is actually the hard drive heads Continue reading →

VMDG280 Wireless Router issues (Solved)

Anyone here on Virgin Media? Anyone here on the verge of melting the ‘all in one’ virgin media router in the oven and posting it back to Mr Branson? Well you’re not alone……. The wired connection is absolutely fine. Ran speedtest and getting at least 10Mbps with no dropouts whatsoever. It is just the wireless which seems to be all over the place. This has nothing to do with the positioning of the router!! Having phoned Virgin Media, whilst waiting for best part of an Continue reading →