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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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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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UEFI: Catch-22 on a acer aspire v5-531

I was trying to install Ubuntu 14 (64-bit) on a Aspire V5-531, preinstalled Win 8. In the bios I can flag: boot mode UEFI, secure boot DISABLE in this case the neither installation USB card nor cd ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 the function key + left/right. I followed the instructions here - http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2144815 - but it ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 do I get Dolby Advance Audio Virtual Surround Sound Working?

I have Dolby Surround Sound Speakers on my ACER laptop. Is there a way to get them working with Dolby Advance Audio Virtual Surround Sound? In Windows 7 it works and sounds amazing. how do I get this ...
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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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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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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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Acer Aspire Backlight Problem

I have the same problem as found on this link Screen turns black after booting, backlight only works in recovery mode on an Acer Aspire 5736z I've never used any Linux before so if someone could ...
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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 ...
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Hibernation causes crashing on an Acer Aspire [closed]

Hibernation worked perfectly fine in 11.04. Ever since I upgraded to 11.10, my laptop (Acer Aspire) keeps crashing when it's hibernating. I have no clue why. Any ideas? At first it seemed to only ...
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Restore default boot OS to Chrome OS

I am having a problem with ChrUbuntu and setting the default OS back to Chrome OS. I have tried sudo cgpt add -i 6 -P 0 -S 1 /dev/sda but all that returns is futility failed to exec ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How do you adjust screen brightness on Acer laptop? [closed]

I have an Acer Aspire one 5742 laptop. I installed Linux Ubuntu 12.10 on it. I have one problem with it. no matter how I press the Fn+↑ or Fn+↓ keys I cannot adjust the Screen Brightness. It ...
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Fan runs constantly on an Acer Aspire s3

I have a new Acer Aspire S3 notebook and problems with the fan. After installing Ubuntu 11.10 (but also with the Xubuntu live-disc) the fan is running constantly. Is there any possibility to: Stop ...
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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 ...
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Touch pad nolonger working

I'm running 12.07 on an acer aspire and have had no problems, until I disabled the touchpad using the Fn and F7 keys. This disabled the touchpad fine. But when I went to turn it back on I got the ...
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Acer Aspire One 722 broadcom 4313 wifi

I had an Acer Aspire One 722 with the Atheros Wifi card and it worked fine on 11.04. So we bought 200 of them for our school. However these all came with the Broadcom BCM4313 wireless card and there ...
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How to disable a touchpad on an Acer Travelmate 6492?

I think it's broken because it starts working in the same way when i install their drivers in windows. It's an acer travelmate 6492. I want to disable it because i think that is broken, however i'm ...
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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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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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Webcam Install not listed by lsusb

Hallo I have a new Acer V5-573g and Ubuntu 12.04 I am trying to install the webcam but if I use the Command: sudo lsusb I get these results: Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp. Bus 001 ...
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brightness settings not ajustable

I gave it a search and found this for version 11.04 on an acer aspire; sudo gedit /etc/default/grub Edit two lines to read as follows: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash ...
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Brightness not working Acer Aspire One 756-2623 [duplicate]

Brightness not working Acer Aspire One 756-2623 with Ubuntu 12.04. Also the mousepad right-click isn't working ether. I'm completely new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. How do I fix it?
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Cannot Adjust Brightness on Acer Aspire 5332

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 with the Windows installer. It appears to be running fine, however the screen is extremely dull and I don't appear to be able to adjust the brightness... I entered ...
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broadcom 43225 wireless on acer laptop is disabled

I have a acer aspire 5820T with a broadcom 43225 wireless card. I previously used ubuntu 10.10 and the wireless worked straight away, but when I updated to 11.04 the wireless stopped working. I have ...
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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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Acer R7 — Broadcom wireless driver does not load

This belongs in the category weird and freaky. I have one of the fancy "Ezel hinge" Acer R7 touch screen laptops. (i5, 12 GB RAM) Installing Linux to dual boot with Windows 8 is a pain... and so I ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on Acer Aspire V3-772G

I just bought a new laptop. Since Win8 is crap, I want to dualboot Win7 and Ubuntu, like I do on my Desktop. I managed to get Win7 installed (had to change boot from UEFI to Legacy and convert the GPT ...
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Ubuntu 13.04: Problem with the Synaptics touchpad on a Acer Aspire One ZG5 (AOA110) not detected

i have a little problem with the touchpad on my netbook, the HDD is gone, so i installed Ubuntu on an USB key, but the touchpad, for some reason, isn't detected. I checked everything, the drivers are ...