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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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resolved - Unable to run Live CD Ubuntu 13:04 on Acer Aspire M5 481T 6417. Is there any video driver incompatibility?

I made the purchase of this notebook with the thought of installing Ubuntu. However, it was not successful in my attempts. I've done searches on google and other forums that discuss Ubuntu. Found that ...
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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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Lubuntu 12.04 on Acer laptop boots to blank blue screen

My previous question on this was closed, but I am posting it again as the solution which my son eventually found may assist other users of the forum, or someone may be able to tweak the solution to ...
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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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No compatible screen mode found, blurry screen

When I started up my computer one day, the resolution was all blurry and when I logged in it came up with this error message: None of the selected modes were compatible with the possible modes: ...
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Touchpad not working on acer travelmater x483 during and after installation of 12.04

I have tried Fn+F7, that, did not work. All your responses is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advanced.
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dual boot on acer chromebook

i am using an Acer Chromebook. i have switched operating systems to Ubuntu 12.04 but couldn't watch Netflix so someone told me there is a way to dual boot so wen my laptop comes on, i can choose which ...
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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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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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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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Only half of screen used and mouse artifacts displayed

This may be a duplicate, but I have not found a solution as yet. When I boot the computer, only the bottom half of the login screen is displayed on the top portion of the computer screen. Dragging the ...
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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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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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Shutdown option is not working in Ubuntu 11.10

I done my below option in my netbook Acer Aspire One D260 netbook version. I tried to upgrade my Ubuntu version from 11.10 to 12.04. Unfortunately it was stopped due to my internet disconnect. I ...
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5GHz WLAN connection on acer S7

during the last days I installed Kubuntu on my new Acer S7 Ultrabook. After some trouble with the the boot configuration this now works fine so that Kubuntu runs in parallel with Windows 8 on my ...
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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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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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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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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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Bluetooth does not work with my acer aspire v5 573g

I just have installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Acer Aspire v5 573g. The bluetooth was working fine with my speaker during one day but it stopped suddenly. The speaker is working with another device so it is ...
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Installing nvidia drivers on acer aspire v5-573g

I am new to linux in general ( ive just tried it years ago) and as I've seen it for first time - i loved it! The best OS for me but there was a little problem - I am a gamer since i remember myself. ...
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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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Can I install Ubuntu 12.10 on an Acer Aspire laptop?

I just downloaded Ubuntu 12.10, and I want to install it on my Acer Aspire laptop. Here's my Acer specifications: Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor @ 1.86 GHz 2,5GB of RAM 500GB HDD Mobile Intel ...
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Atheros AR9485 12.04 wifi problem not solved by hwcrypt

Following a routine update to Ubuntu 12.04, my wireless no longer works - it is constantly seeking a connection but not accepting my password. This has been documented elsewhere, with a fix involving ...
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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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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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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 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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Wifi not working on Acer Aspire 5570Z

The Ethernet works but the wifi does not. I have updated everything and it had no help. And I know that it works because less then 24 hours ago it had windows vista on it and would work. I am running ...
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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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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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which linux distribution on my netbook

I have an Acer Aspire One netbook and I want run Linux on it, but I don't know which distribution I should choose. It has a 1.66 GHz Intel Atom processor and about 1 GB RAM, so it shouldn't be too ...
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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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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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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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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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Ever had issues installing on Acer Aspire 5000?

Keep in mind, I'm a complete newb who has never installed before. My computer is a standard Acer Aspire 5000 (from 2006) and was wondering if anybody else has done this install and can tell me if ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Ubuntu really slow - Intel SSD

I'm still having problems with my laptop (not sure if this issue is related to this one). Acer v5-122p. I installed a new ssd on it but it's really slow. Please find below some benchmarks: ...