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Acer aspire v3 771G ubuntu 13.04

Gooday, i have this acer and i have alot of boot problems (i suspect windows 8) and now i want to try ubuntu but when i use an usb to "try" ubuntu after the boot i get a black screen. now ive read ...
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A Question about acer c710-2856

I have a question about Acer c710-2856? This chromebook only have 16 SSD, Is it possible to install ubuntu on this system?
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How can I get the WIFI to work on my ACER ASPIRE 5710?

I have tried a whole bunch of things.. from rfkill lists to unblocking to restarting network to downloading windows wireless drivers to installing firmware.. I really just need some quick direction ...
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Just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Acer Aspire 5740G laptop, it constantly shuts down itself due temperature, how to diagnostique?

I don't know what causes it since I just installed Ubuntu on my laptop. Here is the issue. Ubuntu boots normally, so I can use firefox and such. However, after 2-3 minutes, laptop shuts down. (I see ...
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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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Any tips to improve my computer performance? (Acer Revo) [duplicate]

I'm kinda new here. I have a Acer Revo R3610 and I've already have installed ubuntu 12.04 but it didn't run very well and now I'm trying 13.04 and it's working much better. The thing is, I believe ...
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Fans acting up after installation on Acer Aspire V3-571G

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 and it seems my fan is working harder and kind of revs up every thirty second or so. It came with windows 8 pre-installed and when I ran windows it didn't get nearly as ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a SecureBoot machine with no existing OS

I was given some bad(malicious) advice, and my entire OS was deleted. I had Ubuntu before, fully replacing the Windows 8 that came with my Acer Aspire 1 laptop. I tried reinstalling Ubuntu from a ...
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no wireless on aspire one d257 ubuntu 12.04

I´m lost in wireless Connection. After Installation of ubuntu, there is no wireless driver availalble ("wireless" not appearing in the menue). Strange, as it worked when starting ubuntu from CD.... ...
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Acer aspire 5750 wireless atheros AR5B97 not detecting in ubuntu 12.10

I have installed ubuntu 12.10 in my Acer aspire 5750 system. My wifi card is Atheros AR5B97. But this is not detected by ubuntu. Even my wifi indicator is not turning on when i press Fn+F3 which is ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 installation on Acer Ultrabook

I have a Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 Ultrabook, which came bundled with 16GB SSD, Windows 7 and Intel Rapid Storage Technology. The 500GB hard disk has a recovery partition(16.5 GB), hibernation ...
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Disk usage analyser does not display correct disk size (using multiple mount points)

I'm running ubuntu 13.04 on an acer aspire S3, and everything is going pretty smoothly. However, one thing that I did notice was an error in disk usage analyser I have the Caching SSD that was used ...
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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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Wifi Not Working for Ubuntu 12.10 in Acer Aspire One 532h

So I have an Acer Aspire One 532h. That I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on to a 32x. Before it was running 10.10 and the wifi was working fine until after the update. The first thing is did I ran lshw ...
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Install ubuntu on acer s3-951 ssd

I'd like to install Ubuntu on my Acer S3, but I can't see the 20 GB SSD. /dev/sda is the HDD. There are on the HDD two 140 GB partitions, a 15 GB big partition and a ~100 MB partition, and there is a ...
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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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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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Touchscreen not working properly -> Acer Iconia W500

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Acer Iconia W500. I'm having problems. When I start the system up, everything works perfect, I can use the touchscreen to move the cursor and click to open stuff. But ...
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how can i get driver for Acer V5 571-g laptop ubuntu 13.04

I made lshw on my laptop and become this: id: serial description: SMBus product: 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 1f.3 bus ...
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I am running 32 bit widows 7, which version of ubuntu do I need to install, 32 or 64 bit?

I am currently running 32 bit widows 7 on a Acer Aspire D270 netbook (Atom CPU, 1GB RAM), which version of Ubuntu do I need to install, 12,04 32 or 64 bit version? Please help and be gentle with me, I ...
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Acer Aspire One 722-0369 Flaky Ethernet Connection

I have an Acer Aspire One 722 Netbook running Ubuntu 13.04. It has a "Qualcomm Atheros AR8152 v2.0 Fast Ethernet" Ethernet controller. When I connect to the internet via a WiFi connection it works ...
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12.04, acer, actiontek

My home wireless router will not accept any password and let me connect. It goes to the connect screen and will continually reject my password. I tested the password on another device to make sure ...
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Acer Aspire V5-121 with ubuntu 12.04, sudo halt does not work

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on Acer Aspire V5-121. I am able to shut down the computer through graphical user interface. But commands like "sudo halt" and "sudo shutdown -now" do not work. They ...
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Ubuntu on Acer Aspire 5742G

I visited the list of laptops that support Ubuntu on this website and none of the Acer laptops was listed as supportive. So my question is: can i use Ubuntu on my laptop ? - if so, which version ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 grub2 problem [duplicate]

I've got an Acer Aspire 5733 laptop which was happily running Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 on it. Today I accidentally entered the Windows recovery mode. This leads to an "Acer Recovery Centre" screen ...
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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 Veriton N2620G usb 3.0 works but usb 2.0 not

I've an Acer Veriton N2620G with Ubuntu server 13.04 (new installation) I have some USB devices, if I try to connect on my 4x USB 2.0 ports on the back, this devices won't work. If i try to connect ...
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Acer E1-531 wifi disconnecting

I have an Acer E1-531 and having 12/ I have been having issues with disconnection of wifi I did so many things and at last I ended up with missing wifi connection on the panel (I dont know if it was ...
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Restore default boot OS to Chrome OS

I am having a problem with ChrUbuntu and setting the default OS back to Chrome OS. I have tried sudo cgpt add -i 6 -P 0 -S 1 /dev/sda but all that returns is futility failed to exec ...
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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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How do I enable WiFi on my Acer Aspire 5710Z?

I have Ubuntu 12.4LTS I find that the Internet works well when hard wired, but not through my WiFi. I have tried additional hardware and update manager and everything up to date. The F3 button ...
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Acer Aspire 5252 - HDMI Not Working

Good Day, I have a burning question that after many months of searching and trying which lead to no success, in fact I had to switch back to Windows (I hate myself) because of this problem. When I ...
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Brightness control doesn't work Acer Aspire 5738 13.04

I have tried many suggested solutions modifying, still nothing works. Ubuntu 13.04.Acer Aspire 5738. Please help its very annoying and frustrating can't control a basic function. Thanks
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X won't start with Catalyst installed

I recently bought a new notebook, an Acer Aspire 7551, and I am trying to get the proprietary Catalyst driver working. I am running Ubuntu 13.04 and tried to install it using Tomasz Makarewicz's ppa ...
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Wireless on Acer Aspire One & Ubuntu 13.04

I'm really new to Ubuntu, used it only a little 5 or so years ago and remember having wifi obstacles then too. I bought a crappy Acer Aspire One Netbook recently that came with Ubuntu on it, ethernet ...
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switching from windows 8 to Ubuntu. A few questions to ask before hand

I have the microsoft office applications and am wondering if I will still be able to use these. If I want to switch back to windows will I be able to do so? I have an Acer ultrabook with a 30gb ssd. ...
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ACER NE56R Ubuntu 12.04.2

I am a newbie and have just managed to install Ubuntu 12.04.2 on my acer laptop, but wifi and speakers are not working. I tried restarting service network but no help, I did lspci but the broadcom ...
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Acer 4730z mousepad enabled but not recognized - no scrolling

I am using an Acer Aspire 4730z laptop with Ubuntu 12.10. Most things work fine, but my touchpad is not working as it's supposed to. The main problem is that vertical scrolling doesn't work (it's also ...
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WLAN does not work on Acer Extensa 5620z any more

A while ago I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Acer Extensa 5620z notebook. The WLAN was working, and there was no problem, but now the WLAN is not working anymore. Yesterday I made the requested Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 13.04: Problem with the Synaptics touchpad on a Acer Aspire One ZG5 (AOA110) not detected

i have a little problem with the touchpad on my netbook, the HDD is gone, so i installed Ubuntu on an USB key, but the touchpad, for some reason, isn't detected. I checked everything, the drivers are ...
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ubuntu 12.04 acer idea issues

So I was trying to install ubuntu 12.04 LTS onto my acer iDea 510. I succeeded to install it, though everytime I try to install the wireless and graphics card drivers it crashes and send this message ...
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“no screens found” on Acer Aspire V5-122; Live Disk

Trying to do a 13.04 Live Desk on Acer Aspire v5-122, which has the touch screen. Seems to be going OK at first, but then drops to command prompt with the X server reporting that no screens can be ...
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No audio on Acer Veriton 5680G (Ubuntu 12.04)

My Acer Veriton-S680G has no audio when I installed Ubuntu 12.04. Please help. Thanks!
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How do I get the brightness keys working on an Acer AspireOne D255?

I've got a little problem trying to set brightness on a AcerAspireOne D255 on which I freshly installed Xubuntu 13.04 (32x)... brightness seems to play its own way: it doesn't respond to my inputs and ...
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USB not booting linux on acer aspire 5750g

I have been unable to boot Linux from a USB on my acer aspire 5750G laptop It goes through the boot and then freezes half way through. it has done this with every type of Linux I have tried. Before ...
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Do I have the correct Drivers for my machine?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Acer Aspire 7745G. It is definitely running slower than it should. Here are my machine specifications: Memory: 15.6 GiB Processor: Intel Core i7 CPU Q 720 @ ...
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Cannot connect to wireless networks

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 operating system next to Windows 8 but it does not connect to wireless networks, so I cannot connect to the internet. Please help.
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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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Live USB Boot Error

I am trying to install Ubuntu on an Acer Aspire 5320 laptop that was abandonded by a friend when he purchased a new machine. I have created several different Live USB drives using my primary Ubuntu ...