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How do I get the trackpad on my Acer C7 Chromebook to work in 14.04?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Acer C7 Chromebook via USB, and once it booted up I was unable to use my trackpad at all, not even during install. I have to use an external mouse.
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Wlan on Acer Aspire E11

I have just bought a Acer Aspire E11 Netbook. I have installed different Ubuntu Distros but on all Distros there is no WLan Client availbale. I have also installed Win 8.1 which connects via WLan ...
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Acer Aspire 5315 Fan

I know you will say that this has been answered but . . . I am not a programmer. The only answers I find seem to be incomplete or too complicated to follow. I have loaded 12.04 onto this machine. ...
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2nd external monitor ubuntu14.04 acer aspire e1-571g

I've plugged in second external monitor to my laptop (so I've got 3 monitors in total). I've plugged one to HDMI, and other to vga port. The OS does see both monitors, but one of them is disabled in ...
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Reboot on power off

Whenever I try to powerdown my laptop from the menu or terminal it powers off. Then three seconds later it starts powering back on. How can I fix this? I have the acer aspire v5-571. ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Acer Aspire 3050 and it wouldn't recognize the wired network card or the wireless

I was able to get wireless card to work following instructions to look for the broadcom wireless card but it doesn't even see the wired network card. I put a Xircom PCMCIA ethernet card and it is ...
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Slow Ubuntu 14.04 and freezing applications. Why?

Yesterday I've installed a 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 on my Acer AO722 because I wanted to change from my Win8. I can't imagine why but it runs slowly. I have to wait a lot for launching an app or just ...
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Troubleshooting audio for Acer Aspire E 17 (E5-771G-7868)

My system is Lubuntu 14.04.1 AMD64 Desktop: $ uname -a Linux polyphemus 3.13.0-37-generic #64-Ubuntu SMP Mon Sep 22 21:28:38 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux $ lsb_release -a No LSB modules ...
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How do I adjust the screen brightness on an Acer Aspire One D270?

My system specifications are: Ubuntu 12.04, 64-bit, Acer Aspire One D270, Intel Atom CPU The usual brightness increase/decrease key combination using Fn key doesn't work in Ubuntu as many pointed ...
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Brightness Problem

Hello there Linux user I am a new user and I don't know how to turn down my brightness of my laptop when I change it with the keys it show on the screen going down but the screen is not dimming I ...
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Acer Aspire 4820t brightness fn-keys skip steps

My acer adjusts brightness 3 steps at a time. I've used solutions from: Why does my Thinkpad brightness control skip steps? I've disabled the video driver from adjusting brightness: sudo sh -c 'echo ...
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Acer Aspire 5742 - Fn + F3 key does not work

I've just installed ubuntu after replacing the HDD on my laptop Acer Aspire 5742. I can't get the wireless to work. The Fn+F3 button does not turn on my wireless either. I've tried press fn+f3 once, ...
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Unity Freezing on ubuntu 14.04 (new install)?

So my problem is as follows. My laptop seems to freeze randomly - at least the video output to my screen is the one that gets stuck. I could be doing anything from browsing or watching movies and the ...
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how to adjust screen brightness in ubuntu 14.04?

I'm new to Ubuntu, I am unable to alter the screen brightness in my laptop, it is always 100%. Laptop is Acer Aspire 5740, Graphics/Chipset/VGA all are by Intel. The Laptop has a keyboard shortcut, ...
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Acer 3680 Ubuntu 14.04 No WIFI [duplicate]

lynda@lynda-Aspire-3680:~$ lspci -vnn | grep 14e4 0a:03.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4318] (rev 02) ...
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hdmi makes screen black ubuntu 12.04

my HDMI port is connecting to the tv. But every time I press a button on the keyboard the screen on both the tv and the computer go black and have to restart my computer. things that might be ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not reboot or turn off

I have used a notebook with Ubuntu 14.04. However, since I installed version 14.04, whenever I ask the system to reboot or shutdown the system becomes locked showing the Ubuntu logo. The system is ...
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Broadcom driver not working after HDD install

Complete Newby here.....I download and copied the latest version to a USB stick. When it booted I went to sytems/software and it automatically found my broadcom network card and I could install the ...
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Acer Travelmate 2420 doesn't restart/shut down

Yesterday I install Lubuntu on an Acer Travelmate 2420. The systems it's good but it impossible to shut down or restart the pc. I tried all the online guide but the problem it's the same. The ...
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Acer e5-721 touchpad

Touchpad l and screen dimmer doesn't work on new Ubuntu 14.04 install. Fn f7 doesn't do anything. And dimmer doesn't do anything.
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Wifi disabled, no hardware switch available, rfkill list reads “Hard Blocked” anyway on an Acer Aspire One

Somehow, my nephew (who destroys everything he touches) has managed to disable the wifi on his Acer Aspire One series netbook (Model #ZG5). It's running 14.04 LTS (32-bit). rfkill list indicates ...
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installation on acer aspire1571

ubuntu is not being installed on my computer.my config is i3 processor,2gb ram,acer aspire1571,it is DOS operating system, they gave me with windows installed.please help me i love using ubuntu
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Sound lag on Xubuntu

I am having some problems with the audio on my computer, it sounds laggie playing anything (YouTube, VLC, gmusicbrowser), Music or Video. Drivers: PCI Devices Host bridge Intel Corporation System ...
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Acer Aspire V5-131 hard disk clicking

I bought a machine Acer Aspire v5-131 Intel Celeron 1017U. Everything is working great, found quickly how to fix not working brightness regulation. But was unable to solve hard disk clicking problem ...
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Tried to install Ubuntu, now computer won't boot, HELP! [duplicate]

I have a new Acer Aspire S7. I tried to install Ubuntu, alongside with Windows 8, but i messed up in the middle, and now i can't even run Windows 8. I'm desperated, when i turn the computer on, it ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Intel Ethernet & Wireless need drivers

Neither wireless or ethernet is working on my Acer TravelMate p645-MG Ubuntu 12.04 laptop. I'm currently using a USB Wifi dongle, but I would like to get the drivers working. I found this post: Intel ...
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How to adjust Screen brightness of Acer Aspire 573z?

I have tried many thing given on internet and also on Ubuntu but nothing works.
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system gets started after shutdown

I have Acer v5-571, which get started again after shutdown .After installing laptop mode tools the problem got solved but now also when I use a USB mouse then the problem comes till I do shutdown ...
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Power off stuck acer 5560

Hi I have a laptop acer 5560G. apu a6-3400 which works very well with windows. I am making migration to kubuntu 14.04 which I really liked. Congratulations !!. The problem I have is that when you turn ...
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Wifi doesn't work - Ubuntu 14.04

Here is my problem: I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop Acer Aspire E1-530 two nights ago and it worked perfectly. I woke up next morning, turned on my laptop and my browser (Chromium) said that it ...
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I cannot get Acer Orbicam to work properly Ubuntu 14.04 Acer Ferrari 5000

A number of people seem to be having similar problems with built in webcams. The system recognizes it but the image is all messed up. I tried to get the ov15x driver, but that doesn't appear to be ...
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UEFI: Catch-22 on a acer aspire v5-531

I was trying to install Ubuntu 14 (64-bit) on a Aspire V5-531, preinstalled Win 8. In the bios I can flag: boot mode UEFI, secure boot DISABLE in this case the neither installation USB card nor cd ...
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Acer Aspire E1-140 Keyboard Arrow keys(Up,Down,Right) Not working

Acer Aspire E1-140 Intel Celeron quad core processor Notebook Arrow keys(UP,DOWN,RIGHT) not working. I have tested ubuntu-14.04,Lubuntu-14.04 and Linux Mint 17 theses distro but result was same.Help ...
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Is this code solution to “unable to detect available WMID devides”? (Acer)

The best current solution for ACER error unable to detect available WMID devices is to hide error while loading Ubuntu - but error is still there. I am constantly searching for any new solution and I ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14 on my Acer Aspire 4755G can't seem to install drivers. Help? [closed]

So I bought a (relatively) new Acer Aspire 4755G. It didn't come preloaded with a OS so I thought it would be the best time to try out Linux. So I installed the latest Ubuntu and gave it a go. ...
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Ubuntu too slow in new laptop

I just bought an acer aspire E5-521-62DW - NX.MPQEB.001 It has 12Gb ram, 1 TB hdd, AMD A6-6310 processor (4 kernels, 4 threads), AMD Radeon R4 graphics. It takes more than 1 and a half minute to ...
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WiFi connection drops every few minutes

I'm running kubuntu 13.10/Linux 3.11.0-2. Every 10-20 minutes, my network connection completely stops, with nothing transmitted or received, but after a while it just comes back. during these drops, ...
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VGA output for Old pc

I have a acer 5710g, i had some problems about heating and i turned it into a media system just for downloading stuff and watching movies by removing internal screen. However i have some problems ...
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Can't use webcam on laptop

I am using Acer Aspire 5734Z-4725 model with ubuntu 14.04. The problem is I can't use the webcam. I use Cheese to test the webcam and it said "No device found". I am new to ubuntu so a details ...
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Shut down acts as restart?

I've installed Ubuntu (almost all latest versions), when my Acer Aspire V5-471 is want to shutdown from Ubuntu, it acts as restart/reboot. Refer to edit 2 for releases tried and edit 1 for tried ...
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ACER 5732Z Laptop [ubuntu 14.04 OS] does not suspend, when I close the lid

Can anyone help me? I use ACER 5732Z Laptop with ubuntu 14.04 OS, I would like enable suspend option when I close lid. I went to system setting>Power> and choose when the lid is closed suspend. But it ...
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i make my usb bootable of ubuntu but it is not working on acer 4738z

i am in serious problem. i have acer aspire 4738z. i am willing to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 on it and for that i made my usb bootable through the software which is mentioned in Ubuntu guide but it is ...
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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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Acer aspire 6930g

I have problem with ubuntu 14.04 64 bit version. I've instaled this system on my computer and relesed that my tuba speaker is not working. Can some one can tell how to fix this problem??
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Error Installing Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot with Windows 7 Ultimate on Acer Aspire One Laptop [duplicate]

I tried installing Ubuntu via Wubi.exe on my laptop but could not boot to Ubuntu. Instead I get these errors below (see images): No Wubildr GNU GRUB What went wrong ? please see there are ...
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primary screen blank if external monitor already connected on start up

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Acer Iconia W700. When I boot and afterwards plug in an external monitor everything works. However, if the monitor is already connected during boot, the screen of ...
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Acer TravelMate P645-MG 3G modem dosen't recoginized

I got a new laptop Acer TravelMate P-645-MG with builtin 3G card. I can see the modem in the dmesg [ 5.550759] usb 2-5: new high-speed USB device number 6 using xhci_hcd [ 5.569075] usb 2-5: ...
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Brightness control problem on acer aspire V5

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on new Acer Aspire V5. There is no other OS installed. I can not control the brightness of the screen using Fn+left and Fn+right keys. I tried to change brightness from ...
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Acer Aspire V5-431 Webcam not working with Ubuntu 14.04

I have an Acer Aspire V5-431 with Ubuntu 14.04 (amd64) (before it has Windows 7 Home Basic x64), and everything works except the webcam. I searched the additional drivers but Ubuntu can't find it, I ...
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Fan keeps turning on/off everytime I use a browser on Acer Aspire with Ubuntu 14.04

Well I think the title is specific enough. Some notes of what I already tried to do: Installed lm-sensors and added coretemp to modprobe.d Installed tlp Nothing of this seemed to work. I also ...