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Black screen booting installer (Windows or Ubuntu 13.10) on ACER Aspire E1-510

I have an ACER Aspire E1-510 laptop with pre-installed a Linpus Linux distribution. I want to install win 7 on it. I 'm sure that what I 'm doing is the correct/usual way of how to install windows ...
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Problem with installing Lubuntu via USB on an Acer Aspire one ZG5

I tried installing Lubuntu on an Acer Aspire ZG5 via an bootable USB I made with UNetbootin. Last night I was able to boot up without installing. Today i tried to boot up again and the screen says ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 does not unlock the screen

I installed Kubuntu 14.04 on my Acer Aspire E1-431-2896, this installation took place normally with the default installation of updates. The problem is occurring in my everyday use, when the notebook ...
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Can't detect wireless networks with an Intel Wireless 5100 [duplicate]

I’ve been searching the forums for two days now, but none of the answers seems to work for me. I have an Acer Extensa 5630 which has an Intel wifi 5100. Even when I am right next to my router I cannot ...
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Microphone only works on sound recorder, not even on settings - Ubuntu 12.04.4

I have a problem. I got an Acer ZG5 netbook with Ubuntu 12.04.4 installed and fully updated. I installed Skype and I discovered that the microphone is not working. I immediately went to sound settings ...
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Ubuntu is booting on acer e1-510 laptop, but screen displays nothing

Tried loading ubuntu 12.04 (32-bit as well 64 bit) through bootable usb , on a brand new 64-bit acer E1-510 laptop. It shows the 'Try ubuntu without installing screen' and I selected that option. But ...
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I cant get back into Ubuntu after turning off my Acer c710 Chromebook

I took about 1 hour installing Ubuntu to my Acer chrome book. I turned off my computer and now it boots back into Chrome OS (yes i know its supposed to) Then i went onto the Chrome OS dev terminal ...
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No signal message on Acer Veritp PC monitor

Our library purchased five new Acer Verito desktop PCs. We have installed Ubuntu 14.04 with existing Windows 7 (Dual Boot). Restarted system after the installation of Ubuntu 14.04. Everything works ...
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Can't install Lubuntu 14.04 on ACER Aspire 3000

I have formatted the Acer Aspire 3000 HDD. Then tried to install Lubuntu 14.04. When installation is almost done, I get a warning saying that the Lubuntu installer is damaged and therefore ...
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Acer chromebook not booting ubuntu

I installed ubuntu on My Acer c7 Chromebook by using the command, wget http://goo.gl/tnyga; sudo bash tnyga It was working fine, but after a few days it boots in Chrome Os and unable to go back to ...
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Acer C720, Crouton and an external blu-ray player?

Okay everybody be patient with me as I am not a computer geek, or genius. My question is if I installed Ubuntu on my chromebook can I use an external blu ray player to play blu ray movies? If so, what ...
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How to downgrade from ubuntu 13.10 back to 13.04 [duplicate]

I recently installed ubuntu 13.04 on my acer c7 chromebook and I upgraded to 13.10, after the upgrade I didn't like 13.10 because it was too buggy. I really prefer 13.04. Is there anyway which I can ...
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Acer Aspire One runs Ubuntu 14.04 slow

I own a Acer Aspire One that has previously run slow on Microsoft 7, then on Microsoft XP. It now runs Ubuntu 14.04 and it's just as lagging. I'm currently wondering whether the machine is too old ...
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Brightness control not working Aspire 4352-2852 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm a newbie in Ubuntu and so far it has worked really good, but there is one small problem, I can't control the brightness. The brightness control shows on the screen but it doesn't change anything, ...
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Skype not responding to Ubuntu

I'm having problems downloading Skye to Ubuntu that my sister's husband installed on my Acer Aspire One computer. The Acer once had Windows 7 on it with 1 GB DDR3 Memory, and I was wondering if Ubuntu ...
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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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Is the Acer Aspire M touchscreen supported in Ubuntu? [closed]

I have an Acer Aspire M laptop that I'm about to switch to Ubuntu. Will my touchscreen work after the switch?
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Kernel 3.13 is not installing in ubuntu 14.04

My acer C7 chromebook has ubuntu 14.04 installed and i recently tried to install 3.13 because it came with the built it kernal of 3.4.0 when i installed the neccessary packages and rebooted the ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu on Chromebook C710 error

I have an Acer Chromebook C710-2847. I am trying to install Chrubuntu. The main issue that shows up is that while the install runs to an apparent completion, I am never able to actually get to Ubuntu. ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Win 8 Tablet - Acer Iconia w3

I am Trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Win 8 Tablet, Acer Iconia w3. I have tried to boot from USB and DVD via USB drive. Any help would be appreciated. I am looking to wipe Windows 8 completely ...
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Cannot find my home wifi connection with 14.04. Had a good wifi connection at work

I spend most of last night on the forums trying to find a solution to no avail. I have an acer aspire 5742z. I purged/removed/disabled the broadcom driver. I did an update, I updated the PCiids, ...
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Wifi not working on 14.04 notebook

I have this Acer Aspire V5 notebook, which had problems with wifi before in 13.10 and i had to use the ethernet. sometimes it randomly started working but most of the time it wouldn't. So then i ...
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Acer Aspire 7750G graphics conflict with 14.04

So I posted this the other day, as I was having freeze issues with my new install of 14.04. I installed updates and after a few days the issue seems to have ceased. But what has persisted is lagging. ...
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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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Wifi:still connected but no throughput

I have a problem with Ubuntu 14.04 on my Acer-laptop. Wifi is working, but after a couple of minutes there is no throughput, no up- nor download, although I am still connnected. As soon as I ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 On Acer Aspire TImelinex 3830T Microphone

Okay so the microphone has been staticy ever since installing ubuntu starting with 12.10 does anyone have a fix for the microphone?
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Install on Acer Aspire 4752

I am at my wits end with this computer. I bought and Acer Aspire 4752 with a fully loaded version of Windows 7 on it. I prefer Ubuntu so I began to install 14.04 from USB. Got the error: [Errno 5] ...
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Why doesn't it work to install Ubuntu? Please help! [duplicate]

I have tried so many times now but it doesn't work! I have an Acer Aspire V with Windows 8.1 64-bit, 2.50 GHz AMD Quad-Core Processor A10-5757M, 512MB AMD Radeon HD 8650G Graphics System Memory, 8GB ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 running very slow unlike former win xp professional

I have always been a win xp user. I changed to ubuntu one 13.10 yesterday. I thought ubuntu might be much faster. It is so very very slow. What can b the problem? I used an USB to install ubuntu on my ...
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Which version for Acer AOD255E? [duplicate]

I have an Acer One netbook model AOD255E that currently has Ubuntu Natty currently installed. It runs exceptionally slow for some reason and freezes. Havent' used it in over a year and would like ...
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Wireless connection button on Acer Aspire 2930z won't work!

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Acer Aspire 2930z, along side my Windows 7 (Dual Boot). Problem is - I can't get a wifi connection - the wifi button is off and doesn't respond. Connection is ...
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Is 55°C a Safe Temperature for a Acer Aspire One D255?

I am new to using Ubuntu on Laptops and Netbooks. I was wondering if this is a safe/good temperature. Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +55.0°C (crit = +100.0°C) If not how can I fix this, I ...
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recognizing a battery on a Acer Aspire One ZG5

We have recently obtained an Acer Aspire One from a cousin, and erased its Windows XP to install Ubuntu 13.10. The battery is not recognized, however. It looks like this problem has been encountered ...
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Steam, missing 32bit libs but it won't install [duplicate]

Steam needs to install these additional packages: libgl1-mesa-dri:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386, libc6:i386 [sudo] password for user: E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https could not be found. ...
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Acer C720 dualboot with ChromeOs & Ubuntu, boot priority keeping defaulting back to ChromeOS

First of all, let me highlight that I have a similar problem to the one expressed in this post. I have an Acer 720 Chromebook that I have installed Ubuntu on by following this post. That all worked ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.10 on Acer V5-472 with HD 4000

I have an Acer V5-472 with intel HD4000 graphics chipset and a built-in 1366*768 display. I have installed ubuntu 13.10 amd64 in legacy boot mode with an external monitor. Installation showed no ...
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NO wifi, ethernet, audio(sound) after installation of ChrUbuntu (12.04) on Acer C7

I have installed ChrUbuntu on acer C7, but by the end of the process a can not have sound, internet (ethernet or wireless) and probably the graphic driver not recognised though with chrome everything ...
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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 One 751h multimedia support

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Acer Aspire One 751h netbook. Recently I updated my Linux kernel to 3.11.08-18. Thankfully my video works awesome, but there is no sound. I have Realtek Audio ...
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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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Which version of Ubuntu to install: 12.04 LTS or 13.10? [duplicate]

I just bought an Acer Aspire V3-571G / 15.6" IPS Full HD / Intel® Core™ i3-3110M / 6 GB / 500 GB / NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 730M 2 GB / DVD+/-RW / USB 3.0 / HDMI / with bootable Linux installed. I would ...
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Wifi Connected. But No internet

I'm using Lubuntu dual booted with Windows 8. I have an ACER aspire V3 laptop. I installed Alternative wireless driver Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless using Additional drivers. Now i can connect ...
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Acer wireless is not working

I have Ubuntu 12.04 on my Acer Travelmate 2300, and I can't enable wireless or use the wireless switch. Does anyone know how to turn on wifi on an Acer Travelmate 2300 using Ubuntu 12.04? This is the ...
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laptop display black

noob here... searching for a while for the answer to this but haven't had any luck. I am out of town and just fired up my laptop but got a black screen only. Totally my fault because I usually have ...
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Creating a dvd-r on an Acer xp home & install it on an HP xp pro

I have dialup & the modem is missing from the HP computer & reinstall by disk(copied to) fails. Instructs are always for download & install on the computer that creates it. Endless problem ...
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ACER ASPIRE V3 471 don't detect wifi driver

My Laptop is Acer Aspire v3 471. Ubuntu 13.10 is installed and dual booted with Windows 8. After installing Ubuntu, It doesn’t recognize wireless drivers. Please someone help.
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Acer c720 touchpad fix support without kernel modification?

I have 13.10 x86 (stock install) running and working well in legacy boot mode on my chromebook. I have read several posts about modified kernel fixes (see ...
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Lubuntu Fan control acer aspire ao751h [duplicate]

I'm a complete newbie at this. Decided to make my acer aspire one useful again by installing linux. I installed Lubuntu 13.10 after trying out other distros and it works great. The one problem I can't ...