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Can't change Display brightness “REAL TIME” on my Acer Aspire 5740 laptop

I am on an Acer (Aspire 5740) laptop and running Ubuntu 16.04LTS 64bit alongside Windows 10. I noticed that brightness control does not work real time when I try it in settings or with Fn+brightness ...
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16.04 Acer E15 startup crash with last kernel update

I've got a fresh new laptop, the "Acer E15 E5-573G-5185" (with an SSD instead of the default HDD). I've got several problems with it: first, the retailer tells me he had to "manually install some ...
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Function keys change wrong backlight file on my Acer Aspire One

Whenever I press the function keys to change my laptop's screen brightness, it modifies the value stored in the file /sys/class/backlight/acer-wmi/brightness, but my screen stays the same. With a bit ...
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Sound not working after installing Ubuntu

I just switched from Windows to Ubuntu and since then my sound doesn’t work. I have an Acer Aspire 5935g and I have tried everything the Internet has recommended. It seems to have the cards but I’...
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WiFi can not connect when laptop is a bit far from router ubuntu 14.04 LTS

so i installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS a while ago,every thing seems to be working perfectly except for the wifi,when i login to windows 10 the wifi connects instantly but when i log in to Ubuntu the wifi ...
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My Acer Aspire 7720z running on Ubuntu Mate screen stops working after some 2 min or so after logging in

So here is my problem I inserted a new HDD drive on my Acer Aspire were in it was installed Ubuntu Mate stable version already used on my other computer eMachines AND WORKING FINE It but after logging ...
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Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth 4.0 not working on Ubuntu 16.04

Acer Aspire E15 laptop (model number E5-573-54ZV) with Windows 10 and Bluetooth 4.0 adapter out of the box. While using Windows, I'm able to use the Bluetooth adapter. I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 in ...
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Can't resume from suspend on 16.04

The OS is working perfectly except that when I can't wake the system from suspend. The screen remains black and I need to do a hard restart. I get this error message: "Problem type: Kernel0ops ...
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Bluetooth adapter not found in Ubuntu 16.04

Since my upgrade to 16.04 the OS does not find the bluetooth-adapter anymore. The Laptop is an Acer Aspire V5-573G and all i can find about the bluetooth adapter is this: "Bluetooth Qualcomm Atheros ...
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No wireless on Ubuntu 15.10 in Acer Aspire E15 [duplicate]

We have Acer Aspire E15 computers running with Ubuntu 15.10 for students and I am preparing a course. I cannot access internet via wireless, only via ethernet. The wireless specifications are posted ...
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Installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTE on eMMC storage

I'm experiencing a problem installing ubuntu on my new laptop. It originally had windows 10 Home version, but I wiped out the disk (eMMC) and tried to install the Ubuntu. However, I believe the ...
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FN keys are not working on Acer Aspire ES 15 in Ubuntu 16.04

I successfully installed Ubuntu in legacy mode on my Acer Aspire ES 15 and the only problem is that FN keys are not working properly for example brightness control is not working at all I searched ...
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16.04 Installer Crash and “No Bootable Device” with Acer R11

The trouble in Installer Crash and "No Bootable Device" with Acer R11 is nearly identical except for the version and the fact that it has no cd drive - must use USB install. I can "try ...
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After updating the software wireless drivers were lost

I have updated Ubuntu software on 14.04 which resulted in the loss of the wireless drivers from my laptop acer E5-573-32IT. I am new to Linux. Please help. on typing as below in the terminal ...
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After Upgrade from Xubuntu 15.10 to Xubuntu 16.04 Acer Nitro VN7-792G Cpu running to hot

I recently upgraded to xubuntu 16.04 and have noticed the CPU temperature reaching between 55-85 C although the CPU load is the same as before I upgraded. This is about 10-15 C higher than before the ...
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Wireless not working on 16.04 : Qualcomm Atheros AR2413/AR2414 Wireless adapter

I have Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 16.04 on my Acer Aspire 5110. Wireless connection in 14.10 works fine. In 16.04 no connection. With the same settings. Thanks for any help. Here are the results of ...
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Ubuntu Wi-fi driver not working on my Acer Aspire V15 Nitro?? (Qualcomm Atheros QC6174a

How do I install my wifi drivers? There is no option to "Enable Wi-fi" on my toolbar except for "Enable Networking". Any help would be appreciated,. Thanks.
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How do I slow my cursor on laptop so I can control it better

When I use the cursor it is to fast for me to control, I have tried to see if there was any way to control it using the settings menu. But I can not find anything to suit my needs. I need to know how ...
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16.04 reboots 4 seconds after shutdown completes (Acer Aspire V5-571P)

Obviously I'd like to add comments on existing threads, but as a new user with 1 rep point, that's not going to happen for a bit. Basics: Acer Aspire V5-571P, Ubuntu 16.04 has started rebooting a ...
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How to install driver for BCM4318 WiFi card on Ubuntu 14.04?

I just set up Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for a dual boot with Windows XP on my Acer Aspire 5100, and I am unable to find any wireless networks even with the physical switch set to on. I can only connect to the ...
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Acer Aspire E5-571 Display Driver

How do I install the correct display/graphics drivers for my Acer Aspire E5-571 laptop? The most things seems to display correctly and the resolution is the same as when I had Windows 10 installed on ...
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Dual boot on Acer (Aspire ES 15, ES1-531-C13G)

I've installed ubuntu-16.4 along side with Windows 10 (I shrink my Disk using Windows Disk Management) on my Acer laptop (ES1-531-C13G), but when I restarts/reboot my system no menu (Grub screen) ...
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16.04 LTS : just installed it and tried to install a wifi driver but it does not read it?

Here is the image of the additional drivers i see and this does not help me to see wifi. Please help me. I cab connect to the net with ethernet but otherwise i don't see any wifi
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No wifi on Acer Aspire E15 E5-511 with 16.04 [duplicate]

First time posting here (since I'm usually able to search through previous answers and find what I'm looking for) but I can't seem to find any relevant this time... I've just updated an Acer Aspire ...
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Making an older iomega portable HD work on a Linux desktop

A long time ago, I bought an iomega portable hard disk to use with a Acer Aspire 1 running a linpus lite OS. It didn't work but a nice man at John Lewis Tech help talked me through how to get it going....
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Wifi connection problem and laptop freezes in 16.04 LTS in acer Aspire E 5 571

I am new to ubuntu .I installed ubuntu 16.04 LTS in my acer Aspire E 5 571 . It was running smoothly in offline. Recently I am facing a problem related to wifi connection , suddenly the wifi gets ...
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I would like to try installing Ubuntu onto my laptop and don't know how

I have an Acer Aspire E15. The full designation is E5-551-T1MK It has an AMD A10-7300 processor, 8GB of DDR3 L RAM and AMD Radeon R6 graphics. It also unfortunately has Windows10 on it. I would like ...
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Acer R3 131T laptop not sleeping

I recently purchased an Acer R3 131T. Ubuntu runs very well on it except sleeping. Whether I close the lid, press the power button or select to sleep the laptop from Unity, it does not go to sleep. ...
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How to install roblox on 16.04

I was just wondering how to install roblox on ubuntu on an aspire M3300. I would really like to get it up and running. Please post any instructions on how to do it.
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Fresh Ubuntu 16.04 install hangs on reboot (i386 Server on Acer Travelmate laptop)

I've used an old Acer Travelmate 4000 laptop as my local server for ages with Ubuntu Desktop. This year, I installed 16.04 i386 Server Edition and couldn't be happier. The entire working set of Linux,...
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Installing Ubuntu on Acer Cloudbook 11

First question, all: Based on this thread, I tried installing Kubuntu on an Acer Cloudbook 11: Ubuntu installation on Acer Aspire Cloudbook 11 However, the granularity of the instructions is quite ...
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Can't login after update from 15.10 to 16.04

I have Acer Aspire VN7-572G-573E with Ubuntu and Windows 10 as dual boot. I upgraded to 16.04 with the automatic upgrade tool when it asked me if I wanted to do so. I upgraded, and after reboot, I ...
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Problem with Acer Aspire D255E getting on web

My Acer Aspire D255E logs onto my home lan, but when I run Firefox I get: Firefox can't find the server at start.ubuntu.com. My network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11bgn ...
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How well does ubuntu work with emmc storage? In terms of read/write count

I have a Acer Iconia W4 820 Windows 8.1 tablet with 64 bit Atom z3740, but the Windows is 32 bit. For some time I will have to use Ubuntu on it. So, I wanted to ask: How well is Ubuntu with respect to ...
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Acer 3810T boot fails with ubuntu 16.04

After installing ubuntu on my Aspire laptop, boot fails consistently with the message Failed to set MokListRT - Invalid Parameter. I have tried various options, but always with the same result. Any ...
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Wifi is not working on an Acer-Aspire E 15 (Ubuntu 16.04, Kernel: 4.4.0-21-generic)

I can't get the WiFi working on my new Acer-Aspire E15. It's only running Ubuntu 16.04, Kernel: 4.4.0-21-generic with no dual-boot. lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Broadwell-U Host ...
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Ubuntu LiveUSB boot options not working

I am using Rufus to create Ubuntu LiveUSB stick. Laptop is an Acer Aspire R11. I had 12.04 available. I downloaded 14.04, and I am in the process of downloading 16.04. On my first try I got the ...
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acer aspire 9300 bluetooth adapter not present

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 on an acer aspire 9300-5349 everything seems to be working fine except I have no blue tooth adapters I tried a few things from other posts with no luck. I tried this dmesg | ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Acer V-3-574G

I just bought myself a Acer V3-574G with core i7 and Nvidia Geforce 940m 2gb vga with 12gb Ram with factory installed Win-10. I am having problem installing any linux distro on it even after I ...
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Can not dual boot windows 10 and ubuntu 15.10 on uefi machine acer aspire v3-371

I own a acer aspire v3-371 with a fresh installed windows 10 version. In the bios settings I enabled the uefi mode with the secure boot disabled. In windows I disabled the hibernate and fast boot ...
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Nvidia driver Ubuntu black screen

I have a something to ask. I have an Acer Aspire 5520 , and I try to install nvidia driver on it but I get a black screen after login.I have fixed it by using ctrl+alt+f1 and sudo apt-get remove ...
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Clean Install to “upgrade” from 14.04 to 16.04 on Acer (AMD), and going back?

I wish to perform a clean install of 16.04 on my Acer Aspire laptop, which is currently running 14.04 LTS 64-bit. How do I go about this? Also, can I go back to Trusty Tahr if I don't like Xenial ...
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Acer ES1-311 no fan control, fan stops completely after resume

Setup: Acer ES1-311 brand new, latest BIOS V1.11 Tested: Ubuntu 14.04 x64, Xubuntu 16.04 x64 Current kernel: 4.4.0-16-generic Issue: The fan just runs, there is no temperature or load based throttling....
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Notebook trackpad doesn't work on Ubuntu 15.10

I have an Acer Aspire E 14, running Ubuntu 15.10 and my trackpad doesn’t respond. I tried disabling and enabling it through the keyboard shortcut (Fn+F7 on my computer), but that doesn’t seem to be ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04.4 on a Acer TravelMate B116-M results in black screen

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.4 on a Acer TravelMate B116-M-C7T3 N3050 notebook. I do not have another OS on this computer, only Ubuntu. I downloaded the ISO file ubuntu-14.04.4-desktop-i386.iso ...
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How do I add a partition (specifically swap) to my raid0 laptop setup?

EDIT: yes, gparted was the (in hindsight obvious) answer I foolishly didn't create swap space when I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows on my Acer laptop with 2 SSDs preconfigured as raid0. Now I ...
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Sound and Video issues on Chromebook

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Chromebook Acer C720. I am running into issues playing YouTube videos, as well as playing any sound. Commands haven't worked for the sound, and I have no clue how ...
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Laptop freezes during install of Ubuntu 15.10 from usb

I'm trying to install 64bit Ubuntu 15.10 from a usb on this laptop: ACER Aspire One Cloudbook 14" (A01-431-C2Q8) Intel® Celeron™ Processor N3050 (integrated Intel graphics with shared memory) Memory: ...
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Can't access Windows 10 after creating manual partitions and installing Ubuntu 15.10 Dual Boot

I know that this question has been asked several times before, but I have not yet discovered a solution that works. If I explain step-by-step what happened, perhaps someone might be able to suggest a ...
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dual booting in acer aspire e15

I try to install windows 8.1 and edubuntu 14.04 in acer aspire e15 . fist disable fast boot and secure boot . but I can not load ubuntu .loading only windows . using boot repair no change I can ...