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How to control Brightness

I didn't install anything myself, but only Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on an Acer 4741g. I use Fn+left/right to change the brightness, but failed. How can I control the brightness levels?
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how to adjust screen brightness in ubuntu 14.04?

I'm new to Ubuntu, I am unable to alter the screen brightness in my laptop, it is always 100%. Laptop is Acer Aspire 5740, Graphics/Chipset/VGA all are by Intel. The Laptop has a keyboard shortcut, ...
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Screen Brightness not adjustable for Acer Aspire S3

First of all, thank you very much for providing this useful forum. Too bad for me, there is no support for the Acer Aspire S3 yet (just came out in October) Short Description of the Problem: I cannot ...
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How do I fix a “Wireless is disabled by hardware switch” error?

I just updated to Ubuntu 12.04 from 11.10 but soon after updating I was disappointed to see that Wireless is disabled by hardware switch. I can not click the button 'Enable wireless' which is ...
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Can't adjust brightness on my laptop

I'm having difficulty in adjusting brightness on my Acer Aspire 4740: Screen 14.1-inch glossy LED-backlit, 1366x768 res CPU Intel Core i5-430M 2.26-GHz RAM 1GB DDR3 HDD 320GB Graphics ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: FN-Brightness Key Stopped Working

Hello dear Ubuntu Community, After i installed some Ubuntu Updates on my PC,my FN-Key stopped working. (But i can still change it in the System settings. I tried many ways to fix it trough the /etc/...
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fn + arrow keys don't adjust actual brightness on an Acer Aspire 5740

I have an Aspire 5740 with an Intel Core i3, and Fn + arrow keys still call up the brightness adjuster, but have no effect on actually changing the brightness. The slider moves, but the brightness ...
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Upgraded to 14.10, brightness control quit working - Intel HD 4400

After upgrading, I can no longer control the brightness of my monitor with Fn+⇐ and Fn+⇒. I followed the instructions here - http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2144815 - but it still isn't ...
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Acer Notebook rightclick not working

I have a problem with my acer e5-571 running Ubuntu 14.04. The touchpad isn't recognized correctly: I have no right click. Output from xinput list: Virtual core pointer ...
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Boot and Shutdown Issues on Aspire E 11 model E3-111-C0WA

I am new to Ubuntu and Linux and this was to be my learning project. I purchased an Aspire E11 model E3-111-C0WA (cheap and had 300GB hard drive) Used Linux Live USB Creator to create an install ...
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How do I get an Acer Aspire One D270 working?

I was planning to buy Acer Aspire One D270 within a few days and as everybody installs linux on their netbook I was also planning to do that. Now, my question is how is Acer's hardware compatibility ...
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Plymouth and GRUB do not show at all [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit as my only OS on my desktop computer, which used to only run Ubuntu 10.04 LTS until I had the time to upgrade it with a fresh install. It uses integrated NVIDIA graphics ...
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Enable Dolby 5.1 or at least subwoofer on Acer laptop?

I have Dolby Virtual Surround Sound 5.1 speakers with Tuba CineBass Subwoofer on Acer laptop (mine is 5951G but there is also bunch of models with similar configuration of speakers with/without ...
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How to Disable touchpad while typing on Aspire One

I want to disable the touchpad while I type on my Aspire one netbook. If I issue the command syndaemon the synaptics driver is not detected: Unable to find a synaptics device So, I added the ...
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Want to install Ubuntu on Chromebook

I have an Acer C720, with a 64 gb SSD, in which I would like to install Ubuntu. But I don't want the "crouton" version. If I follow the directions from here (https://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/...
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Do I Need Linux Drivers For Virtual Box?

I have recently fallen in love with Linux. I first decided to try out Ubuntu 13.10 a few weeks ago, but I bricked it by incorrectly installing an AMD FGLRX driver. Then I reformatted and wiped that ...
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Hard drive clicking noise on Acer AO722

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 on an Acer Aspire One 722. Whenever I'm on battery power I get a clicking sound from my hard drive every 5 seconds or so (this does not happen when the laptop is plugged in). ...
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Acer laptop, Intel 2200BG, wireless “disabled by hardware switch” irrespective of switch position

I have the problem that on my old Acer Travelmate292 the wireless hardware switch has stopped working a couple releases ago. It worked fine in Windows. BIOS is at the latest version, the switch is ...
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Qualcom atheros wirelless adapter not recognized in my acer v nitro laptop

Please help me out I am novice in linux. I ran the command to check whether my wireless adapter is working. Below is the result. deepu@deepu-Aspire-VN7-592G:~$ sudo lshw -C network ***-network ...
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Hot keys brigtness issues with Ubuntu 14.10 in Acer Aspire 5755

I have a Acer Aspire 5755 with Intel video graphic, on Ubuntu 14.04, the combination Fn+←/→(Right/left) arrows can increase/decrease the brightness screen. Works fine on unity and with a ...
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Acer Aspire One D257 Laptop doesn't restart

i have Ubuntu 11.10 installed with windows 8 on my Aspire one D257. It restarts with Windows, not with this one.
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Ubuntu crashes during installation on ACER laptop

I just bought an Accer Aspire E1-522 with windows 8.1 Processor: AMD A6-5200 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics 2.00Ghz 12 GB RAM I boot the disk, It starts installing Ubuntu but it blanks and stops ...
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How to disable fast boot setting?

I have an Acer aspire V3-571 running Windows 8.1. I want to give Ubuntu a go. I started looking at a few dual boot guides and tried disabling fast boot and switching to legacy BIOS. When looking for ...
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I Am Using Acer Aspire & Sony Vaio latop i want to install linux good version for them [duplicate]

I Am Using Acer Aspire & Sony Vaio latop i want to install linux good version & easy to get codecs work for them to install inside windows, Suggest me which ubuntu is good version currently ...
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Automatic Mute Speakers When Headphones are Unplugged

I listen to music almost any time I am on my computer. I often accidentally unplug my headphones. This has resulted in disturbing others around me. Does any one know of a way to mute the speakers (and ...
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How do I adjust the screen brightness on an Acer Aspire One D270?

My system specifications are: Ubuntu 12.04, 64-bit, Acer Aspire One D270, Intel Atom CPU The usual brightness increase/decrease key combination using Fn key doesn't work in Ubuntu as many pointed out....
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Alsamixer: howto disable auto-mute mode

I've tried do undo this but not able to get it disabled. My sound settings need to be redone every boot up as well, but asking that question as well would get neg. feedback. How to get microphone to ...
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Sound works but no device shown in the Sound settings

Following a troubleshooting post I've found out that my driver is recognized in fact but is not listed at the sound settings and I think because of this my cinnamon sound applet will not appear. ...
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The Suspend is Killing Me (14.0.3, 15.10, Elementary Freya) Acer Aspire E11

Briefly I can't get this machine to suspend. Details and troubleshooting steps follow: I bought a brand new Acer Aspire E11 (http://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-ES1-111M-C40S-11-6-Inch-Diamond/dp/...
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udev and eMMC rpbm partitions

I'm running into this bug: Fix udev rules to consider mmc rpmb partitions and trying to solve it using a udev rule. I haven't needed to learn anything about udev in the past, so have been reading up ...
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Error “fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed”

I am trying to install ubuntu for the first time. (long time windows user, first time linux!) Version = 11.04 Hardware = Acer Travelmate 4050 I can boot from USB or CD and it loads fine I have ...
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Acer Aspire 1551 Will Not Wake After Suspend

I have an Acer Aspire 1551-5448 Netbook that is running Ubuntu 10.10 64bit Desktop. I'm loving making the move to Ubuntu but my major stopping point is waking the laptop from a suspend/hibernate ...
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How to get microphone to work on acer aspire one 722

I have an acer aspire 722, I recently went to use gmail/talk as well as empathy and realized that the microphone does not work. I checked the sound settings, adjusted microphone level, did a mic test ...
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How do I fix my touchpad on my Acer 720 Chromebook

I'm extremely new to Ubuntu so most of the time I don't know what's going on. I just download Ubuntu and in the start-up screen my mouse-pad doesn't work, nor does my touch screen. How should I ...
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Ubuntu installation on Acer Aspire Cloudbook 11

Ubuntu installation on Acer Aspire Cloudbook 11 Installation required these steps: Download Ubuntu 14.04 ISO file from Ubuntu website. Create a “start-up disk” on a USB stick or SD card, 2GB+ (this ...
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How to fix touchpad (synaptics) problem on acer aspire v 13? Sometimes cursor jumps like crazy

Sometimes cursor starts jump here and there (very quickly). Disabling and enabling touchpad helps but for short time. xubuntu 15.04, 3.19.0-30-generic "xinput list" shows that core pointer is ...
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Acer Aspire 8951G Nvidia Optimus and HDMI issues

After loooong searches it seems that linux users are pretty much screwed when it comes to Optimus. Does anyone know of a workaround other than trying to flash the BIOS with the hack that will show an ...
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How to switch back from Chrome OS to Ubuntu 12.04 on Acer C7 chromebook?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my Acer C7 chromebook. Once I installed it, I never switched back to Chrome OS. But yesterday when I turned back home, I found that my laptop led was opened, and the ...
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Notebook compatibility

I'm currently using a Notebook with Ubuntu and and since like it, I would like to keep using this Ubuntu... :-) Unfortunately I can't find any notebook for sale with Ubuntu in Portugal. I was looking ...
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Wifi stopped working on Acer Aspire 3680 using 11.10

A while ago the WiFi on my Acer Aspire 3680 just stopped working. The switch is on and it can see my network, but it will not connect. It has an Atheros AR2413 802.11bg NIC. rfkill shows there are no ...
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How to fix Acer Aspire 4736z back light brightness control in Ubuntu 13.04?

A simple way to fix Acer Aspire 4736z back light brightness control problem using hot keys (Fn + Brightness +-)
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Freeze on shutdown/restart and randomly - Xubuntu 15.10 - Acer Aspire ES1-512

I recently bought an Acer Aspire ES1-512. I wiped the disk and installed Xubuntu 15.10 64bit (dual boot with Windows 7 - BIOS, not UEFI). When I started using Xubuntu, I realized that at random ...
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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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Acer emachines e725 black screen

When i try to run system (Ubuntu 11.10) from pendrive on my laptop (Acer Emachines e725) system starts but i don't see anything (Graphic - Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics ...
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Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 wireless not working on Acer Aspire E 15

Can someone help? I've tried the recommended fix used for ubuntu 15.10 and the Qualcomm adapter shown in another thread. Unfortunately it is not working for my acer aspire laptop E15 and the Qualcomm ...
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Acer Aspire 4741G is overheating

My laptop is Acer Aspire 4741G: CPU: Intel Core i5 460M(2,53GHz) 6 Gb RAM (Kingston DDR3 2gb+4gb) 320 Gb HDD NVIDIA Ge Force GT 420M (1 Gb) Tried Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10, 11.10, 12.04, here are the ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Keyboard & Touchpad not working on Acer Aspire V3-551-7844

I'm a bit new to the Linux world, and my english is bad, so go easy on me ok? ;) I have just installed Ubuntu 12.10 in my Acer Aspire V3-551-7844 (wich came with Windows8, but after some effort I got ...
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gui shutdown on acer aspire v5-573G not working

When I press the gui shutdown button, the system is not powering off, but rather just remains at splash screen. Hence, I always have to power off the machine manually holding the power button. Issuing ...
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Chromebook install Ubuntu but I can not to start Ubuntu. Acer C7

I followed all details in Johnny Phung's video Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on Acer C710 Chromebook (Complete Guide), but at the end of install and reboot steps, Ubuntu does not start. This is the second ...
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Laptop screen doesn't work after standby - hit or miss [closed]

I have an Acer Aspire 5750 and if i let my computer sit for 4hrs - 48 hrs, when i open up the laptop lid, my screen is black. The computer is still on, but it won't wake up. I use Ctrl+Alt+L to lock ...