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Acer Aspire One Happy


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire One Happy laptop. If you have the Acer Aspire One Happy and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.

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For full specifications see the Acer Aspire One Happy specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire One Happy
ProcessorIntel Atom N550 1.50 GHz
Screen10.1“ WSVGA
RAMUp to 2GB
HDDup to 250GB
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150
Network10/100 Ethernet
Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™

Linux Compatibility

BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested


Works quite well with Linux, no headaches at all with the “Happy”.


Kevan Farmer, 2013/09/01 14:59

I would like to report that the onboard Bluetooth hardware is not working on the Acer One Happy netbook. I have searched extensively online and have found some rather cryptic ideas of what 'may' work. Unfortunately it is a bit too advanced for me involving stuff like modprobe. I currently have Lubuntu 13.04 installed and have tried Linux Mint 15. Both work wonderfully apart from that Bluetooth. It's an Atheros chip and I did find something about it not being started. I did not understand it, sorry. An external Bluetooth dongle worked out of the box…. apart from the fact I had no sound out of the Bluetooth headphones I paired with the netbook. This was to do with the sound system but I could find nowhere to delve into this :(

Kevan Farmer, 2013/09/26 12:21

Just to update this. Scratch that bit about bluetooth not working. There was a very good reason for it. There was no onboard bluetooth fitted on my particular model!!! It appears that there are many different models for the AONE Happy netbook. Mine is the version 1 and some of those are reported as having onboard bluetooth. So, I did some digging, stripped the netbook down (I wanted to clean the fan and double the RAM to 2gb anyway) and had a look around. I discovered an unused socket on the board so took a gamble with a tiny bluetooth daughter card off eBay. It was reported as being for the AONE Happy so I tried it. It plugged in nicely and once all back together booted perfectly. Once the Linux Mint desktop appeared I was delighted to see the triangular 'B' of the bluetooth symbol. I then paired up my bluetooth headphones and we are good to go :) I cannot see any reason why other up to date distro's should be any different.

Abragolas, 2012/10/11 14:02

Installed latest Ubuntu distro available by May 2012; works nicely. Able to install and use Skype.

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