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Ubuntu 13.10 on acer extensa 5230 run only if apci=off

I've installed Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot with Windows 7 on my acer extensa 5230, so far the only (big) problem is that it doesn't recognize the battery and wont shut down properly (it hang on shutdown ...
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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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Access Power/Chargin LEDs

I'm trying to access the LEDs on the front of my laptop - it's an Asus Aspire V5-531 - they're the power and charging LEDs. They're not registered in /sys/class/leds... ...
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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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Screen doesn't reactivate on acer aspire v5-123

I recently installed ubuntu on my new Acer Aspire v5-123 laptop, after using it with great satisfaction for years on two other laptops. First I got the more common problem of the display manager not ...
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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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Tweaks for ChrUbuntu 12.04 on Acer C7?

I recently purchased an Acer C7 and installed ChrUbuntu 12.04 on it successfully. The laptop so far is fitting my needs (something cheap to carry to labs/read PDFs and email with) but it's pretty ...
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Backlight Controls Acer Aspire v5-572G

I know there are already a lot of similar questions regarding issues with no back light control with Acer models. I'm not having that issue anymore I followed the necessary changes needed in ...
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C720 install problem - unable to check grub box

I have run the, curl -L -O http://goo.gl/9gschs sudo bash 9gschs I get to the screen that asks to check on of the partitions for boot grub.But no key on the keyboard allows me to check the box . ...
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No Network controller for wifi on ubuntu 13.10

I seem to be so dumb when it comes to this, well recently my wifi connection was ok. When I did a restart it stopped giving me wireless connections. Even the button on the left that should be lit up ...
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Unable to connect to wireless internet on an Acer Iconia W500 with an Atheros AR9285

I'm using an Acer Iconia W500, and immediately after upgrading from 11.10 to 12.04, it is unable to access the internet. It was able to access the internet just fine before the upgrade. It seems to be ...
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Booting Error on Acer Aspire V572P-6858 [duplicate]

Acer Aspire 572P-6858 I attempted to install Ubuntu 12.04 but have been having issues. I installed using the WUBI installer for Windows. When I attempt to boot into Ubuntu I receive the following ...
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Installation of Ubuntu onto blank acer laptop

I have downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 from my new laptop, saved it onto a usb stick and want to install the OS onto the 'old' ACER laptop. at start I hit F2 to go to BIOS menu I allocate 1) USB CD/DVD ROM ...
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syslinux 4.02 installation error [duplicate]

I'm very new to the whole Ubuntu thing. A little back story, my acer aspire s3 951's OS deleted itself. I don't know why, but it happened as soon as the warranty expired. So I was having a hell of a ...
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Ubuntu install (replacing Elementary OS) fails after BIOS

I have an Acer Aspire M5-583P laptop which has ElementaryOS on it as its main OS. I was going to replace it with Ubuntu but while installing (from USB drive) an error occurred; it stopped installing ...
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Acer Revo RL80 graphics unsupported?

I have just purchased an Acer Revo RL80 net top computer. I've been trying to get Ubuntu up and running on it with quite a bit of trouble. The only way I can get it to boot is through using the ...
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Cant connect to TV with VGA cable. Acer Aspire 4520, 12.04LTS

When I connect my TV to my laptop with a VGA cable it does not detect an input. Here is some info but not sure what it means mark@mark-Aspire-4520:~$ xrandr xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for ...
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How to make the touchpad work on Acer Travelmate P243?

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 (32-bit) on my laptop (Acer Travelmate P243) and didn't manage to make the touchpad work. It is detected: xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 ...
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Acer Aspire 4810TZ Overheat problem

My notebook Acer Aspire 4810TZ is overheating on Ubuntu 13.10 (64bit). I use just Google Chrome or Firefox and small aps like empathy or skype... My machine has integrated Intel graphic card and ...
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Acer E1-470 new partition created can't be use

I can't use the new partition. I was using Gpar to shrink and make a new partition. Why I can't use the new partition. If I just open it will be just empty folder.
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Broadcom Wifi BCM4318 [Airforce one54g] does not connect

I am hoping someone in here can help me. I am new to Linux and Ubuntu. But I have to say I really love using the Os. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 along side Windowns 7. Both Os are running perfect bar ...
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black screen while installing on my laptop screen but able to see by using my HDMI connecting to other lCD monitor

screen getting black while installing ubuntu in uefi mode with secure boot disable. i have tried it with a different LCD monitor of samsung made by connecting it with using HDMI CABLE there i can see ...
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32 or 64 bit on 4GB ram acer netbook

I have a netbook with 4Gb RAM Should I choose 32 or 64 bit? What is the speed difference? How is the compatibility with 32bit applications?
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Cannot install 13.10 on an Acer C5-123 Noitebook

When I try to run Ubuntu from the USB stick I get the welcome screen but it doesn't boot. In trying other distributions, the same thing happens. Seems to be an XORG issue. I am a relative newbie, so ...
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Ubuntu extend desktop mode [acer 4732z]

I have acer 4732z with ubuntu 13.10 installed. but I can't get how to make it to extend desktop mode when I plug a monitor to my notebook. I only can switch to monitor only laptop display only ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 on Acer Aspire S5

This laptop is currently running Windows 8, and I would like to dual boot Ubuntu on it. This laptop has two SSD's, but treats them as one. It also does not have an optical drive. I tried installing ...
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No external microphone Acer AO722

The ACER AO722 comes with an external mic input, and this input is not recognised by Alsa mixer or Sound (in System Settings). There are various comments on this problem, but no real solutions. For ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 booting from UEFI but not Legacy

I am using a PC wich has options for booting from UEFI and Secure Boot, I'm trying to install Ubuntu in Legacy wiping my Windows 8 install, but it stays at a black screen saying SYLINUX 4.20... It ...
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Cannot load installer CD on Acer Aspire TC605 (keep restarting)

I've tried installing Windows XP with no problem. I'm going to install Lubuntu 13.10 When boot Lubuntu 13.10 CD, computer keep reboot and stuck in reboot loop. It looks like the computer reboot once ...
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Can not install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Acer aspire 4736G through CD/DVD

Nowadays I try install Ubuntu on my laptop through CD,there is a error message I can not resolved,I try many ways ,search the internet,and find some solutions,but it can not help me,who can tell me ...
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Fan on Acer Aspire 5315 not working

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my old laptop (Acer Aspire 5315 ) and observed that fan is not working properly on Ubuntu. How could I solve this problem?
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What should i do if my computer can't run ubuntu

I downloaded both 12.04LTS and 13.04 and installed it on my computer,an acer aspire 3005wlci, but when the computer starts up it fails to boot. What should I do for it. Any suggestion is a good one. ...
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Unable to adjust screen brightness on acer extensa 5635z (ubuntu 13.10 )

I'm unable to adjust my screen brightness since I installed ubuntu 13.10, it was working correctly in 11.04. I've already set GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_osi=Linux ...
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No Sound on Acer Extensa 5635Z (ubuntu 13.10)

After upgrading to ubutnu 13.10 I lost my sound card, i got only a dummy output in audio controller. i have tried many solution like reinstalling alsa, reload alsa ..... but no luck here are some ...
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Battery failing on Acer Aspire One 722 when starting

I have been running Ubuntu 13.04 on my Acer about month ago, it has worked perfectly, but some days ago the battery hasnt allowed the computer to start. It starts normally with the computer connected ...
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Secure Boot and EUFI?

Is EUFI and Secure Boot supported for Ubuntu? I am trying to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu and would like to know if I need to change EUFI and Secure Boot or if I can leave it on.
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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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can i install ubuntu downloader on my laptop, transfer it to a USB and install it on my desktop

i have installed the ubuntu downloader on my laptop but it want the program on my desktop. my desktop doesnt have any internet at the moment which is why im doing it this way, its only opening up an ...
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Cannot establish Wired connection on Acer Aspire 5930G

I use an Acer Aspire 5930G, dual booted with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10. My problem is that i cannot establish wired connection on my ubuntu. Wireless connection works in both of my OSs but the ...
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cannot boot ubuntu 13.10 with my usb, Can i change the kernal on my laptop to run it?

Currently i am running 12.04 and looking for an upgrade to 13.10 I first tried a bootable 64bit usb and failed. With the message saying Kernel requires an x86-64 CPU but only detected an I686 CPU ...
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kubuntu 13.04 is supported in acer 3680 model?

I am now using ubuntu 12.04 lts in my acer 3680 model system. i want to change from ubnutu to kubuntu environment. but I tried with the usb bootable format.but it shows as boot error. is its not ...
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which version for my netbook acer v5=121 [duplicate]

2gb RAM 500 gb HDD AMD C- 70, 1 GHz wireless, touch pad functions which version is better
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SD card issue acer aspire v5 571

I have installed ubunut 12.04 on my Aspire V5 571. It is not detecting the sd card(4GB) from my digital camera. How to make it work?
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How do I fix my ethernet card losing network connection every few minutes with kernels 3.8.x?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04. My laptop is Acer Aspire one 722-c58rr, and my ethernet card works for a few seconds at a time with kernels 3.8.x, however, kernels 3.5.x and below worked fine. On kernels ...
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installing ubuntu on Acer Iconia W510

I want to buy the most modern touch screen laptop, acer iconia W510. I like it so much. But I will buy only if I can install Ubuntu on it. I was not able to find the answer when I searched in google. ...
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Webcam appears black in Skype, Acer Aspire V3-571G

My webcam functions normally on Flash, Cheese, etc. However in Skype, it appears black. My laptop is Acer Aspire V3-571G. Anyone know how to fix it?
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Wireless don't show in Acer Aspire E1-470

I hv problem in my acer laptop. It's don't show wireless network in my AcerE1-470. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. Can anybody help me?
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Ubuntu 13.10 Acer Aspire 5733-6607 Built in mic static

Hello First time asking a question here. So if i miss something let me know. Anyway, just installed Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit. Have it running great its just that when I go to make a skype test call to make ...
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Screen problems

I struggled a lot in order to install Ubuntu because of a problem with the video drivers caused by when installing the driver and after turning it on it just appears a black screen, which worked for ...
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Acer S3 SSD and HD Deleted partitions?

I'm new to Linux and Ubuntu, and I think I have a problem. I have an Acer Aspire S3 with 20GB SSD and 320GB HD. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 64bit on it today, and when it asked about partitions, without ...