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Can't find ALL wireless networks, just my neighbours

Been playing with live discs since 10.10 but now have gone ahead and dual booted. I have a Acer 5742z with a Nplify 802.11b/g/n wireless connection. The install went well and drivers seem to be ...
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How can I use $ and euro buttons

I have an Acer Aspire 5930 There are two buttons, which I can't use now: $ and € When I press those buttons nothing happens. How can I use it? On Windows I can use the program Launch Manager for ...
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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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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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acer aspire one keyboard

HELP! keyboard is messed up after plugging in a desktop keyboard. example. "qwerty456*[] asdfgh123-'\ zxcvbn0,." cannot write without pressing the Fn key for messed up 2eys! "he3* 0e *3ease!"
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Blank screen when installing on an Acer Aspire 4750Z [closed]

I just got a new Acer Aspire 4750Z Laptop I am trying to install Ubuntu in it. I downloaded the latest Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit and created a Startup Disk using a USB. I get to the menu to select ...
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Why does my radeon driver crash when booting?

I am trying to install Natty on an Acer Aspire 5810T laptop. Everything works fine once booted, but the laptop will only boot one out of three times. The other times it hangs at a black screen with an ...
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Keyboard freezes / stuck if a key pressed repeatedly

I use Acer 4530. This problem has happened long since Ubuntu 10.10 and now that I use 11.04 dual booted with Linux Mint 10. Everytime I press one key repeatedly, like when I read a long article in a ...
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Can't install on an Acer Aspire Timeline X 5820TG [closed]

Ubuntu 11.04 wont install after first attempt resulted in computer freezing during authentication of the ATI Graphics Card driver (right after the authentication of the Broadcom STA driver). Now it ...
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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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Lm-sensors can't find fans on a Acer Laptop

I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 32bit on my Acer 7750g laptop, and very thing works like a charm except the fan which keeps running. I researched on Google and found that perhaps I need to install ...
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Acer Aspire 5532 Overheating

Had the laptop for about a year, when in Windows it never happens, but seems to happen frequently in Xubuntu 11.04. I've looked almost everywhere for increasing the fan speeds, because it never kicks ...
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Degrade from Ubuntu 11.04 to 10.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to go from 11.04 to 10.04 I want to degrade my ubuntu from 11.04 to 10.04. After upgrading I am facing series of problems :( . Its sometime logged out automatically. ...
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Getting Wifi to Work on my Acer Laptop

I have Windows installed on my Acer Laptop and recently installed Ubuntu (using their installer for Windows) so there are now 2 OS's installed. Ubuntu was unable to connect to the Wifi, so I can only ...
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I can't install on Acer Aspire One 722

I can't install ubuntu 11.04 on acer aspire one 722, this netbook using AMD A50M Fusion Chipset and ATI Radeon HD 6250 Graphics with 256MB of dedicated system memory. Anyone can help me? edit : ok I ...
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How do I install update the BIOS of my Acer Aspire 4820TG laptop?

The BIOS update for the Acer Aspire 4820TG is distributed as a zip file, containing a Windows executable and a DOS executable. How do I get this installed under Ubuntu without resorting to installing ...
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How do I put Netbook Edition on my new Acer Aspire One D255?

I'm going on a 9 month Round The World trip and I have just bought an Acer Netbook to keep me company. I'll be mainly using it to update my blog, keep in touch with family and friends, upload photos, ...
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No Launcher on an Acer D620 netbook [closed]

I have installed ubuntu 11.04. I found no laincher at the left side. I wamt to know why? Secondlay, my Acer Netbook D260, cannot find the wifi. How i can solve it.
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How do I get the microphone working on an Acer ZG8?

Microphone is not working. Any (quick) fix? **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC272X Analog [ALC272X Analog] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice ...
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The computer does not wake up from sleep after a RAM upgrade

I have been using this build (and sleeping it) for months without a problem. Yesterday I upped the RAM from the pre-installed 4gb across 2 sticks to 8gb across 2 sticks.... Machine boots fine and is ...
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Scrolling on touchpad stopped working on AAO d250 [closed]

im using ubuntu 10.10 since november 2010 and never had this kind of problem. Look, today I just turned on my netbook and I couldn't move the mouse, so I looked up for the fix and did this. sudo ...
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Wired networking problem on an Acer am350 netbook

Am a linux newbie and I recently insatalled ubuntu Maverick Meekart on my netbook. I usually use wifi or a wired network for internet. However after using it for a couple of days without a hitch I ...
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Network connection on an Acer Aspire 5253? [closed]

I bought an Acer Laptop 5253-BZ893 and i got Ubuntu 10.10 installed with no problem. The only problem i have is, that i get no network connection options, wired or wireless. I just get No ...
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Bluetooth and card reader not working on Acer Aspire 255

I have installed ubuntu 10.10 on a new aspire d255 with atom N550 with 2.6.37 kernel that i had to install in order to use the inbuilt card reader. There is another issue: I am not able to make ...
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Video driver for an Acer 5253

I installed 10.10 on an Acer 5253-BZ684. The dimensions are not optimal and I cannot change the generic unknown setting created during the install. What do I do?
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Acer 1551 suspend/hibernate bug? [closed]

I put 64-bit Ubuntu 10.10 on my Acer 1551. It does not want to wake from suspend or hibernate. I have tried several different solutions to the apparent problem, but none have worked for me. Similar ...
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Acer Aspire One and Kernel 2.6.35-25 Freeze [closed]

I'm having a problem with an Acer Aspire One netbook after the latest kernel upgrade. Basically, doing anything relating to an external monitor locks the trackpad, and in some cases, the keyboard as ...
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Acer Aspire 5740 (model MS2286), do I have bluetooth?

I have an Acer Aspire 5740 laptop and it has a hardware button for enabling and disabling bluetooth next to the button for toggling wifi. But when I go to System->Preferences->Bluetooth it says "No ...
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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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How to get the touchpad working on Acer Extensa 5630 [closed]

The touchpad on my Acer Extensa 5630z does not work. It used to work fine in Windows 7, but it has not worked since the moment I installed Ubuntu. I've tried installing synaptics driver using this ...
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Video doesn't show up when using dual monitor on Acer netbook

So whenever I plug my monitor into my Acer netbook for dual monitor functionality, I cannot watch videos on VLC (window is black) or use the webcam on Skype. Does anyone have a work-around for this? ...
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Acer Aspire One AOA110 randomly hard blocks WLAN0 - How to stop it [closed]

My Aspire One netbook is now a notbook. It's an AOA-110 that has worked fine forever and a day (currently with Maverick UNR, fully updated). Last night, I was ereading and went to go online to ...
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Fan control on Acer Aspire One D255 netbook

I have Ubuntu netbook edition on my Acer Aspire One D255 netbook and I notice that I always hear the fan working at 100% despite the actual temperature. I run the sensors command its only at 13c, ...
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Wifi light doesnt turn off on Acer Aspire One

I recently installed Ubuntu netbook edition on my Acer Aspire One D255 netbook, and I notice that the wifi light never turns off, even if I'm not connected to a network. When I am connected to a ...
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Enabling multitouch on an acer 5742?

I am trying to get multitouch to work on my touchpad. I am currently trying to run a script to get it to work. It is set to start on boot, saved as .run and has been made executable. here is the ...
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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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Is there a way to change the screen resolution?

I have an Acer Aspire one, with screen resolution of 1024x600. Standard monitor resolution that is closest to this is 1024x768. Is there a way to "compress" a programs output to the screen (assuming ...
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What's the normal temperature of a AAO751h?

What should be the normal temperature be for an Acer Aspire One 751h with a 9 cells battery running Kubuntu 10.10? The plasmoid indicates temperatures from 53º C up to 63º C (isn't this too high?)
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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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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 to play 'wmv9' in Acer Aspire One 751h? [closed]

My fianceé has a AAO 751h. I've convinced her that, for that machine, Ubuntu (and/or derivatives) is a better choice than Windows (any version). But now she wants to install Windows to play video ...
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Multitouch on Acer Aspire 4740

How can I enable multi touch in Ubuntu 10.10 for my Acer Aspire 4740 notebook ? Screen 14.1-inch glossy LED-backlit 1366x768 res CPU Intel Core i5-430m 2.26GHz RAM 1GB DDR3 HDD 320GB Graphics ...
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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 ...