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Acer Aspire installation of Ubuntu as the one and only OS

I am quite sick of a Win7 limited edition that was pre-installed on my Acer Aspire One 533. I want to have Ubuntu as the only OS on this little thing. I have tested Ubuntu on a pretty unstable ...
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Does ubuntu work on an Acer TravelMate 5742Z?

I have an Acer TravelMate 5742Z, and I would like to install Ubuntu on it. Could someone please explain the following: Where are the drivers for my computer (Acer TravelMate 5742Z)? And if they don't ...
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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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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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Adjust brightness and contrast on an Acer Aspire as5750?

I have an acer aspire as5750. With the intel hd 3000 graphics. When i use the adjustment function keys the dial moves but it doesn't translate to the screen diming. Same with the dial in linux ...
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How do I know which graphics card is being used in a hybrid system?

I have an Acer Aspire 5935G. It comes with hybrid grahics solution from Nvidia. It has two graphic cards; Nvidia GeForce 130GT M (discrete) and Intel mobile graphics series 4. I have just installed ...
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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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Which release should I use for an ACER Aspire 1640 laptop?

I have an Acer Aspire 1640 laptop with the following specs: Processor: Intel Centrino 1.7 cache 2MB RAM: 1 GB Hard disk: 60 GB Which Ubuntu release should I use? I am new to Linux.
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screen turns off on boot

So im dual booting windows 7 and ubuntu 11.10 using wubi, and when i turn on my computer it takes me to the boot manager screen and i pick ubuntu. After that it takes me to purple screen and askes me ...
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How do I increase the touchpad sensitivity on Acer Aspire One 532h?

I got a cheap netbook and put ubuntu on it without even booting into the windows it came with. I am now slightly regretting it since the trackpad is very annoying, it only registers when I press quite ...
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No TV Out or S-Video out with Intel GM965 Graphics

I have in the past on the same laptop been able to get TV out and S-Video out working, but now I cannot do it. The VGA output works fine, but I cannot connect it to any TV that does not have that. ...
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How to get the laptop fan cooler to work on an Acer Aspire 5315?

I installed Ubuntu in my Acer Aspire 5315 but now the cooler doesn't work anymore! I already read a lot of forums and I tried many suggested solutions but they didn't work. I already tried with the ...
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battery backup issues on acer timeline 3830tg

I recently bought Acer timeline 3830tg for my studies and installed ubuntu 11.10 and currently using gnome-shell. I also have changed by graphics mode from hybrid to integrated mode to increase ...
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Will Wireless work if I upgrade to 11.10?

I have tried 11.10 in the past and the wireless was not fixed. Can someone please answer me a simple question and let me know when my Acer ZG8 will be able to run normally without a ton of command ...
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ASPM default enabled on kernel 3?

I would like to know if "pcie_aspm=force" is already enabled on kernel 3 or if it will be only for kernel 3.3 like the Phoronix website says. I would like to know because i want to enable it on my ...
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Acer Aspire One D255 touchpad movement & clicking issues

After installing Ubuntu 11.10 I've got this problem. My cursor always moves to the upper right-hand corner where the power cog is every time I touch my touchpad even in 1/10 second. After that,I can ...
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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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How to configure Internet/Network connection

I am unable to connect to the internet. I attached a LAN wire but i really cant understand the issue behind it. I need appropriate network drivers for acer aspire 5742. Please help
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Acer Aspire One D257 Laptop doesnt' restart [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Acer Aspire One D257 Laptop doesn't restart I am using an Acer Netbook Aspire One D257. I have recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 and whenever I restart it from Ubuntu, ...
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I think my graphic card is not being recognized properly

I own an Acer aspire 4736z and I had some problems right after installing Ubuntu. Had to put the patch for the graphic card, like to make it run as it's a basic graphic card. Now I notice it's very ...
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how to switch back to ATI card after using switcheroo?

I have been using switcheroo to turn off my ATI Radeon HD5650 using the switch: echo OFF > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch This has worked perfectly. I've added it to /etc/rc.local. The ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 on laptop random restart

Laptop info: memory 992.6 MiB Processor Intel core duo cpu T2350 @1.86 GHz x2 Graphics unknown (point of concern) os type 32-bit Acer Travel Mate 4200 ~~~~~ So I updated it recently but I'm ...
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Display problem on an Acer 7700GX

i have just put ubuntu onto an old Acer 7700GX. it all looks lovely for a few minutes but then the desktop background goes blocky and the text goes a bit crazy. this doesn't seem to affect new windows ...
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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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Installation “Sticks” on Acer Aspire One ZG5

Sorry if I'm doing this all wrong; I am barely computer literate, stumbling through this rather ungracefully... I have an Acer Aspire One which I threw in my closet a few months back when I got a new ...
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I`ve got some problems with new Acer Aspire S3

I just got a new Acer Aspire S3 Laptop, and I've installed Ubuntu on it. Here is some problems: 1. Bluetooth (AR3012) can't find any devices. rfkill shows that everything is fine, but I still can't ...
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Acer Timeline X 3830TG Battery life

i'm running ubuntu 11.10 and i'm interested in getting more life out of my battery, I see a lot of people adding extra lines to their /etc/default/grub file after "quiet splash". For instance one ...
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Which is the best version of Ubuntu for Aspire 4736z?

I'm using Windows but I was desperately trying to use Ubuntu, when installed the version 11.10 something it had a terrible problem: black screen when starting it and sometimes some glitches bothering ...
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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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How do I run Ubuntu 11.10 from a pendrive with an Acer BIOS?

My BIOS just "freezes" if a try to Boot from a pendrive and I have to remove the battery to restart... :( does it have a solution? I'm trying to make a clean 11.10 installation, I already have Windows ...
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Cannot Connect Two Monitors

I have an acer aspire desktop with a g-force graphics card. I have two monitors connected, one into the graphics card, and the other into the motherboard, however the monitor connected to the graphics ...
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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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Acer TravelMate 220 doesn't resume

My computer (Acer TravelMate 220) likes sleeping so much that I can't wake it up. I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 (installed Nov 2011). Based on similar questions posted, it seems to have been an issue in ...
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Acer Aspire One sometimes freezes on startup [closed]

I have an Acer Aspire One with a dual core AMD 1GHZ processor and 2GB of ram. I have Ubuntu 11.10 installed (full install, not wubi). I had this problem when I was using wubi, and I thought a full ...
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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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Crashing/freezing problems with an Aspire One 722

After several annoying points with installing ubuntu 11.10 on my acer aspire one 722 i finally made this run. After installing i had freeze issues and solved them by putting network boot on first ...
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Won't boot unless plugged in? [closed]

I have a laptop which, last night I repaired the Power Jack and now it works. I installed ubuntu last night and it was working fine, this morning I unplugged it and turned it on and it would not boot ...
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acer aspire one AOA150 netbook

After I installed the 11.10 version my wifi card recognizes all available networks. However after I put in the right password it tries to connect and reconnect etc. I didn t have any issues with ...
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Acer aspire 5735z wireless not working after upgrade to 11.10

I cant get my wifi card to work at all after upgrading to 11.10 Oneiric. I'm not sure where to start to fix this. Ive tried using the additional drivers tool but this shows that no additional drivers ...
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how to have the brightness icon displayed on acer laptop screen

I used to have a meter icon displayed on my Acer laptop screen when changing brightness or volume with the hotkeys - it would show the level of adjustment. I don't know what has been turned off or ...
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How do I get an Acer FlatBed Scanner 22 working?

I have a scanner and I searched on Google that the Linux is the only one O.S. that have compatibility with this scanner (Acer FlatBed Scanner 22). Before I upgrade my Ubuntu O.S. from 11.04 to 11.10 ...
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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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EMGD vs PSB_GFX GMA500 driver [closed]

can anyone tell me which would be the better choice for my Acer Aspire One with Intel GMA500 video card? which would give me better graphic performance?
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Help with Wifi problem on Acer Aspire One 532h update to 11.10

I just upgraded to 11.10 and extremely frustratingly cannot keep a stable connection to ANY WLAN. It will connect, then disconnect, then connect, making anything that requires the internet ...
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How to get Wireless working on Acer Aspire 5742?

I've upgraded to Oneiric and cannot get wifi to work at all. Previous versions from Maverick onward have ahd the smae initial problems, but were overcome with the activation of hardware keys. This ...
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Wifi adapter not working on an Acer 5755G [closed]

I own an Acer5755G laptop computer. I've successfully installed Ubuntu 11.10 but the WiFi hardware is not detected by the system. Please help me as this is a big problem for me and Being a CSE student ...
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Touchpad scroll not working on Acer Aspire One

I just installed Ubuntu Netbook Version 10.04 LTS on an Acer Aspire One and it works perfectly, but For some reason I'm not allowed to use the little scrollpad at the side of the trackpad to scroll ...
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Trackpad/Touchpad not responding on an Acer Aspire 5333-2880. How can I get it to work again?

Im a new Ubuntu user, well new to Unix actually even if usually work with MacOS I had never really looked into it. I installed Ubuntu on my laptop a few days ago and so far everything was going well, ...
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I get a blank screen rather than a Screen Saver

When my Screen saver is due to start I just get a blank screen. I have recently installed Compiz, before the screen saver worked as normal. I don't get locked out or any major problem but I just see a ...
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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 ...