Acer Aspire One - Network Center won't open

If you have an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite, and the Network Center won’t open and/or the Network Manager icon is missing, and/or it won’t accept your wireless password (key) after an system update try this…

Open a terminal…
you can do this by hitting Alt+F2 and then typing terminal and clicking the Run button.

When the terminal opens, enter:

sudo gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /system/networking

and hit enter, then your password if/when asked… to clear all the root network connections.

Then back in the terminal, enter:

gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /system/networking

and hit enter… to clear all the user network connections.

reboot… network center should now work.

Be Aware - This will clear ALL network settings, so be prepared to have to re-enter your wireless settings etc.


If you are having problems getting your Web Browser (Firefox 2) to open on your Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite… see here:
http://linuxforums.org.uk/netbooks/acer-aspire-one-linpus-lite-firefox-web-browser-wont-open/