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Fan keeps turning on/off everytime I use a browser on Acer Aspire with Ubuntu 14.04

Well I think the title is specific enough. Some notes of what I already tried to do: Installed lm-sensors and added coretemp to modprobe.d Installed tlp Nothing of this seemed to work. I also ...
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Wifi disabled, no hardware switch available, rfkill list reads “Hard Blocked” anyway on an Acer Aspire One [duplicate]

Somehow, my nephew (who destroys everything he touches) has managed to disable the wifi on his Acer Aspire One series netbook (Model #ZG5). It's running 14.04 LTS (32-bit). rfkill list indicates ...
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Battery charge indicator malfunctioning on Acer netbook (14.04 LTS, 32-bit)

My nephew has an Acer Aspire One series netbook, model ZG5. So it's old hardware. I replaced Windows XP with 32-bit 14.04 LTS and it runs quite admirably. The one bug we've found, though, is that ...
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How do I add to “system software sources”?

While trying to install fluendo on my Acer C720 running 12.04, I was told to add this to my system software sources: deb ...
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acer c720 chrubuntu 14.04- touchpad does not work

After August update, my touchpad is non existent on Ubuntu. It works on Chrome but not on Ubuntu. The mouse will work on Ubuntu. Did anyone solve this problem? I found similar questions (but not ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 HDMI stripes on screen during mouse movement

i've installed ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on Acer 5738Z laptop with radeon mobility 4500 series. I got issue with external screen (EIZO FS2331), it's connected to laptop througth HDMI. When i use computer ...
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How to adjust Screen brightness of Acer Aspire 573z?

I have tried many thing given on internet and also on Ubuntu but nothing works.
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Steam (Dota) AMD - Cannot launch glGetError

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Acer Aspire V today, downloaded and installed Steam / Dota 2 and when I try to launch Dota I get an error stating, Could not find required OpenGL entry point ...
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Custom bootable iso [duplicate]

Okay, I've been having a LOT of issues breaking my OS (I'm very new to Ubuntu) when it comes to installing drivers, updates, etc. I'm running UbuntuGNOME 14.04.1 on an Acer Aspire 7750G with AMD ...
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installing ubuntu onto a netbook and a pc

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 onto an acer aspire one happy using a bootable usb stick and it works. So I tried to install using the same medium onto my Pc and acer aspire M1800 but I get a ...
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Today's update (8/15/2014) for 14.04 disabled my touchpad on Acer c720 laptop

As the title says, Today I updated Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop which is Acer c720 and then the touch pad stopped working after restart. Does anybody know what steps I should take to resolve this? Thanks ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes after login - no GUI, only mouse and default wallpaper

I am re-installing as we speak. I have a problem that keeps recurring: I'm running Chrubuntu on an Acer C720... When Ubuntu first froze with a blank screen, after login, with just a mouse and ...
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How to make a bootable W8 flashdrive?

I am currently trying to reinstall W8 on my home laptop that came with W8 that I removed and have installed UbuntuGnome 14.04 on. Turns out I need W8 for some school and work related stuff. Any idea ...
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problems with mouse, mind of its own

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with an Acer Aspire MC605 and the cursor often jumps to the right on its own, freezes or zips around. It's happened with different mouses (USB & regular cable), when I'm ...
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System in Low Graphics Mode how to delete /dev/sda7?

So this morning I turned on my Acer C710 running ChrUbuntu 12.04.4 LTS (I like this version better than the newer updated ones.) and the screen says that "The system is running in low graphics mode". ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Acer 5920g: impossible activate hardware acceleration with geforce gt 8600m

I'm trying to install ubuntu on Acer 5920g, but it's extremely slow, sice the video card gt 8600m have no hardware acceleration. I tried to install several versions of proprietary driver from ...
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touchpad is not detected in ubuntu 14.04 on acer aspire one AO756

Install ubuntu 14.04 and I can not find the touchpad, use the terminal xinput list order, and note that does not detect it, I have looked everywhere to solve it, but several pages say that if the ...
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Data recovery is it possible: Ubuntu Chrome OS Acer 710

I know it is tricky and only a bunch of people out there with Acer chrome book c710 running Ubuntu. Following is the situation. I installed Ubuntu LTS 12.04 on Acer Chromebook. Fantastic!. I stored ...
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how do I enable AMD Turbo Core the cpu on my acer aspire 7560?

I have an acer aspire 7560 that on windows supported (through acer proprietary software) boosting the cpu from 1.9ghz to up to 2.5ghz for long periods of time so long as there was adequate cooling. On ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 (32bit) on acer aspire one

Has anyone ever tried Ubuntu (32bit) on an acer aspire one d255 2dqkk with 1GB of Ram or 2GB? At the moment I have 1GB installed and I would like to add 1GB more.
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Ubuntu unusably slow on Acer Aspire One [duplicate]

It's a dual core Atom 1.33Ghz processor (2G ram). Bought it with Windows 7 illegally installed, but it always ran extremely slow anyway, so I wiped it and installed 14.04. I expected it to be slow, ...
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Acer C7 will not boot into Chrubuntu - KERN-C Set as highest priority

I am trying to boot into ChrUbuntu with my Acer C7. When I run the command sudo cgpt show /dev/sda it displays KERN-C as being the highest priority (5), so I'm not sure what's wrong with my Ubuntu ...
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Bluetooth on Acer Aspire E1-572G under Ubuntu 14.04: no device found

I am quite new to Ubuntu so I was surfing on this forum but didn't find a real answer to my question, which is: When Bluetooth is on and I try to pair any device, the search doesn't list any result ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Acer Aspire 3050 and it wouldn't recognize the wired network card or the wireless

I was able to get wireless card to work following instructions to look for the broadcom wireless card but it doesn't even see the wired network card. I put a Xircom PCMCIA ethernet card and it is ...
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fan not working on acer 5315 ubuntu 14.04

I downloaded ubuntu 14.04 on my old acer 5315 but it keeps shutting down after like 20mns because of the fan but when I switched back to windows it works perfectly. I was considering to upgrade the ...
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Acer Travelmate 8204 not booting

I installed Ubuntu on my Acer Travelmate 8204 (with the Ati Radeon Mobility X1600 graphics card) after testing that the live version works. However, after installation (keeping the old WinXP) the ...
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751H running ubuntu12.04 Dont Starve boots to a black screen Audio only?

I have an acer aspire one 751h with 2GB of ram and GMA500 graphics. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32bit. I have steam loaded on the computer and it runs fine (slow in full screen) but fine. I ...
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Acer Aspire 7741z : Function key adjust brightness but displays 10% in Ubuntu 14

On my Acer my brightness function key works, but the confirmation display only goes up to about 10%. Also the function key seems to be the only thing that will adjust the brightness. I cannot adjust ...
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Fan under load doesn't go full speed on Acer laptop

On Ubuntu 14.04 when I do any system intensive task like gaming and when temperatures reach over 80C for CPU and 70C for GPU, fan doesn't spin as fast as it does in Windows 7 under even lower temps. ...
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Installing Ubuntu on laptop without a preinstalled OS?

(I've looked around the site and found only a few questions that could potentially be relevant, most of them downvoted and unclear, or involving computers that previously had an OS. Sorry if this is ...
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Black screen booting installer (Windows or Ubuntu 13.10) on ACER Aspire E1-510

I have an ACER Aspire E1-510 laptop with pre-installed a Linpus Linux distribution. I want to install win 7 on it. I 'm sure that what I 'm doing is the correct/usual way of how to install windows ...
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Problem with installing Lubuntu via USB on an Acer Aspire one ZG5

I tried installing Lubuntu on an Acer Aspire ZG5 via an bootable USB I made with UNetbootin. Last night I was able to boot up without installing. Today i tried to boot up again and the screen says ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 does not unlock the screen

I installed Kubuntu 14.04 on my Acer Aspire E1-431-2896, this installation took place normally with the default installation of updates. The problem is occurring in my everyday use, when the notebook ...
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Can't detect wireless networks with an Intel Wireless 5100 [duplicate]

I’ve been searching the forums for two days now, but none of the answers seems to work for me. I have an Acer Extensa 5630 which has an Intel wifi 5100. Even when I am right next to my router I cannot ...
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Microphone only works on sound recorder, not even on settings - Ubuntu 12.04.4

I have a problem. I got an Acer ZG5 netbook with Ubuntu 12.04.4 installed and fully updated. I installed Skype and I discovered that the microphone is not working. I immediately went to sound settings ...
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Ubuntu is booting on acer e1-510 laptop, but screen displays nothing

Tried loading ubuntu 12.04 (32-bit as well 64 bit) through bootable usb , on a brand new 64-bit acer E1-510 laptop. It shows the 'Try ubuntu without installing screen' and I selected that option. But ...
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I cant get back into Ubuntu after turning off my Acer c710 Chromebook

I took about 1 hour installing Ubuntu to my Acer chrome book. I turned off my computer and now it boots back into Chrome OS (yes i know its supposed to) Then i went onto the Chrome OS dev terminal ...
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No signal message on Acer Veritp PC monitor

Our library purchased five new Acer Verito desktop PCs. We have installed Ubuntu 14.04 with existing Windows 7 (Dual Boot). Restarted system after the installation of Ubuntu 14.04. Everything works ...
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Can't install Lubuntu 14.04 on ACER Aspire 3000

I have formatted the Acer Aspire 3000 HDD. Then tried to install Lubuntu 14.04. When installation is almost done, I get a warning saying that the Lubuntu installer is damaged and therefore ...
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Acer chromebook not booting ubuntu

I installed ubuntu on My Acer c7 Chromebook by using the command, wget http://goo.gl/tnyga; sudo bash tnyga It was working fine, but after a few days it boots in Chrome Os and unable to go back to ...
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Acer C720, Crouton and an external blu-ray player?

Okay everybody be patient with me as I am not a computer geek, or genius. My question is if I installed Ubuntu on my chromebook can I use an external blu ray player to play blu ray movies? If so, what ...
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How to downgrade from ubuntu 13.10 back to 13.04 [duplicate]

I recently installed ubuntu 13.04 on my acer c7 chromebook and I upgraded to 13.10, after the upgrade I didn't like 13.10 because it was too buggy. I really prefer 13.04. Is there anyway which I can ...
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Acer Aspire One runs Ubuntu 14.04 slow

I own a Acer Aspire One that has previously run slow on Microsoft 7, then on Microsoft XP. It now runs Ubuntu 14.04 and it's just as lagging. I'm currently wondering whether the machine is too old ...
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Brightness control not working Aspire 4352-2852 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm a newbie in Ubuntu and so far it has worked really good, but there is one small problem, I can't control the brightness. The brightness control shows on the screen but it doesn't change anything, ...
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Skype not responding to Ubuntu

I'm having problems downloading Skye to Ubuntu that my sister's husband installed on my Acer Aspire One computer. The Acer once had Windows 7 on it with 1 GB DDR3 Memory, and I was wondering if Ubuntu ...
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Bootable ISO Disk doesn't work on Acer 1362 laptop

I have a 9-y/o Acer 1362LCi laptop that I want to convert to a Linux machine,since it is no longer useful as a windows machine. i made an iso dvd that is bootable from a win7 desktop, but it hangs ...
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Is the Acer Aspire M touchscreen supported in Ubuntu? [closed]

I have an Acer Aspire M laptop that I'm about to switch to Ubuntu. Will my touchscreen work after the switch?
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Kernel 3.13 is not installing in ubuntu 14.04

My acer C7 chromebook has ubuntu 14.04 installed and i recently tried to install 3.13 because it came with the built it kernal of 3.4.0 when i installed the neccessary packages and rebooted the ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu on Chromebook C710 error

I have an Acer Chromebook C710-2847. I am trying to install Chrubuntu. The main issue that shows up is that while the install runs to an apparent completion, I am never able to actually get to Ubuntu. ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Win 8 Tablet - Acer Iconia w3

I am Trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Win 8 Tablet, Acer Iconia w3. I have tried to boot from USB and DVD via USB drive. Any help would be appreciated. I am looking to wipe Windows 8 completely ...