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Keyboard freezes / stuck if a key pressed repeatedly

I use Acer 4530. This problem has happened long since Ubuntu 10.10 and now that I use 11.04 dual booted with Linux Mint 10. Everytime I press one key repeatedly, like when I read a long article in a ...
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Hot keys brigtness issues with Ubuntu 14.10 in Acer Aspire 5755

I have a Acer Aspire 5755 with Intel video graphic, on Ubuntu 14.04, the combination Fn+←/→(Right/left) arrows can increase/decrease the brightness screen. Works fine on unity and with a ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 on Acer Aspire E5-511G with Windows 8

I've tried everything I can to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 alongside Windows 8 on my laptop and I'm just not successful. I have Ubuntu on an USB flash drive, and whatever I do, I keep getting the message "...
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ACPI PCC - Acer E5-511

I bought a notebook ACER model Aspire E 15 (E5-511-C7NE). The default OS was windows 8.1, I have formatted it and installed Ubuntu 15.04. If ACPI is ON I receive the message: ACPI PCC probe failed. ...
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touchpad on my laptop (ACER GateWay NE56R) is not working

Please help me to solve this problem, suddenly my touchpad is not detecting on ubuntu 14.04. cat /proc/bus/input/devices I: Bus=0019 Vendor=0000 Product=0001 Version=0000 N: Name="Power Button" P: ...
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SD Card Slot doesn't work

Alternative way to earn the bounty: Show me how to store a file system like ext4 (a FS which can store large files, I don't really need all of the good stuff ext4 provides for this use case) in many ...
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Notebook compatibility

I'm currently using a Notebook with Ubuntu and and since like it, I would like to keep using this Ubuntu... :-) Unfortunately I can't find any notebook for sale with Ubuntu in Portugal. I was looking ...
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reversed (or previously applied) patch detected! Assume -R? [n]?

Anybody have any idea what this is? "reversed (or previously applied) patch detected! Assume -R? [n]" I am in the middle installing Ubuntu on an Acer C720. I'm not sure what to do and can't find ...
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Acer Notebook rightclick not working

I have a problem with my acer e5-571 running Ubuntu 14.04. The touchpad isn't recognized correctly: I have no right click. Output from xinput list: Virtual core pointer ...
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How do I fix a “Wireless is disabled by hardware switch” error?

I just updated to Ubuntu 12.04 from 11.10 but soon after updating I was disappointed to see that Wireless is disabled by hardware switch. I can not click the button 'Enable wireless' which is ...
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Bottom of Screen of 4k Display is Black

I just bought an Acer Aspire VN7-591G-70CY (4k display version) and installed Ubuntu after disabling UEFI and using this (nomodeset). It didn't work with UEFI enabled. In the live session and with ...
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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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fl studio + wine = CPU overload, why?

I've installed Ubuntu 14, 15 and mate only to find that when I run fl studio through wine it max's out the CPU when I try the free track at the beginning of the program. My laptop is an Acer aspire e5-...
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Bluetooth not working (Ubuntu 14.10, Acer E5-571, Atheros)

After following through several other Articles about seemingly the same problem I failed repeatedly to pair Bluetooth devices with my Laptop Acer E5-571. The GUI shows Bluetooth tools, but searching ...
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How to control Brightness

I didn't install anything myself, but only Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on an Acer 4741g. I use Fn+left/right to change the brightness, but failed. How can I control the brightness levels?
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Acer Chromebook Touchpad Clicking Moves Mouse

I just finished installing Ubuntu to my Acer C710 Chromebook, and I have a minor problem with the touchpad. When ever I try to click using the touchpad it ends up moving the mouse at the same time. I ...
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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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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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What drivers do I need for Acer Aspire E5-571 laptop?

I want to install Ubuntu 15.04 on my new laptop Acer Aspire E5-571. So how can I get all required drivers for my laptop? I am asking all my friends to help me. I am going to use Ubuntu first time ...
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Trying to dual boot Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu on Acer Aspire 779G

As it says in the title, I am trying to dual boot 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04 Lts. I am starting my first big boy job as a software analyst and as you can guess they primarily use linux platforms. I ...
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I Am Using Acer Aspire & Sony Vaio latop i want to install linux good version for them [duplicate]

I Am Using Acer Aspire & Sony Vaio latop i want to install linux good version & easy to get codecs work for them to install inside windows, Suggest me which ubuntu is good version currently ...
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ubuntu 15.04 - bluetooth not detecting nor being detected - acer aspire

I've been trying to get the issue solved elsewhere but nothing worked out, installed all possible packages but still nothing. I got a Acer Aspire V13, just installed Ubuntu 15.04, bluetooth icon is ...
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Acer V5-552G On Ubuntu 15.04 64bit

I have Acer V5-552G with AMD Quad Core 10-5757M Processor AMD Radeon HD 8750M Graphics. What essentials software I need to install specific for this hardware? Thanks! Edit: I'm missing the great ...
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Sound works but no device shown in the Sound settings

Following a troubleshooting post I've found out that my driver is recognized in fact but is not listed at the sound settings and I think because of this my cinnamon sound applet will not appear. ...
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Touchpad does not work on Acer Aspire V5-121, on

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my new Acer Aspire V5-121 Netbook. The first thing I noticed was that the touchpad does not work. It does not recognize clicks or touches. How do I find out what's ...
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Wireless on Acer Aspire V3-371 very poor or not working at all. What can I do?

I bought an Acer Aspire V3-371 a while ago and istalled Kubuntu 14.04 on it. Most things work fine, just that I often can't connect to wifi. At home the connection is so bad that I can't use it at ...
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lightdm restarts in cycle when using /etc/X11/xorg.conf

I have a monitor Acer H233H and want to set resolution of 1920x1080. I googled it and found that it's necessary to use /etc/X11/xorg.conf. I created this file using sudo Xorg -configure, copied it to /...
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Is there a program to graphically edit the values of the Embedded Controller in an Acer laptop?

Sorry if this already has an answer, but no matter how unspecific my searches get I can't seem to find anything. My Acer Aspire 5740G has horrible overheating problems. I have taken the computer ...
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How to do dual boot in Windows 8.1 pre-installed laptop with UEFI/Secure boot, and this can cause lost of warranty?

I got an Acer Aspire E15 and came with Windows 8.1 pre-installed, and UEFI / Secure boot, would like to install Ubuntu on dual boot, but I have no experience with laptops that have the system UEFI / ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 does not shut down on Acer Extensa 2509 notebook

I am currently running into a problem with my new Acer Extensa 2509 notebook. After installing Ubuntu 14.10 onto the hard drive, I was not able to shut down my live USB drive. After a hard reset, ...
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freeze on purple screen when installing 14.04

I've tried to install 6 different variants of ubuntu today and failed everytime always the same problem. It boots up, I'm greeted with a screen that asks if I want to test or install ubuntu (there ...
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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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Upgraded to 14.10, brightness control quit working - Intel HD 4400

After upgrading, I can no longer control the brightness of my monitor with Fn+⇐ and Fn+⇒. I followed the instructions here - http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2144815 - but it still isn't ...
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How do I add to “system software sources”? [duplicate]

While trying to install fluendo on my Acer C720 running 12.04, I was told to add this to my system software sources: deb https://mjcohen:1J7knSnNsrDwh7pTGC88@private-ppa.launchpad.net/commercial-ppa-...
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want to install ubuntu 14.04 on acer aspire 5517 but it gives syslinux error

i made a hp 8GB usb dual boot via universal-usb-installer 1.9.5.2. and enable boot option from setting. but when i press f12 on start it show an error SYSLINUX EDD 2013-07-25 COPYRIGHT (C) 1994-2013 ...
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Hard drive clicking noise on Acer AO722

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 on an Acer Aspire One 722. Whenever I'm on battery power I get a clicking sound from my hard drive every 5 seconds or so (this does not happen when the laptop is plugged in). ...
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What is the best partitioning tool for Hitachi 160 GB HDD for a Ubuntu Installation

I am currently using a Acer Aspire 4810TZ-4696 which has a HDD from Hitachi with a capacity of 160Gb (/dev/sda1=157Gb Ext4(vers.1.0) Mounted on file system root (/dev/sda2=3,1Gb extnded part.) (/...
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Installing Xubuntu 14.04 LTS on SD-Card

I've been using Ubuntu 12 LTS on my Dell Inspiron 1750, satisfied with the graphics and the performance, I decided that my sluggish an Aspire V5-123 netbook shouldn't be missing out, and yea, I ...
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Battery discharges while AC is plugged in

I have a problem with my VN7-571G-56N0. My battery is discharging while the AC is plugged in. If i plug in the power cord, after i used the notebook with battery only, it charges it, but when i ...
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How to get wacom tablet to work on my acer chromebook 13 under chrubuntu?

I've tried to build the drivers below is my output when and try and make and make install: make make all-recursive make[1]: Entering directory `/home/user/Downloads/input-wacom-0.27.0' Making all ...
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Acer Aspire S7 on 14.04 | Frozen after Sleep

Every third or fourth time that I resume my Acer Aspire S7-392 (suspending works every time), the screen is completely frozen, though my mouse can move. There is nothing that I can do to make it ...
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Why can't I start Ubuntu on an Acer Aspire ES1-111M-C56A?

I just bought the 11,6 inches Acer Aspire ES1-111M-C56A (Intel Celeron N2840, 2,1GHz, 2GB RAM, 32GB eMMC, Intel HD Graphics, Win 8.1 with Bing) and I'm facing different problems when trying to install ...
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is there any step by step method for a novice to add space to 14.04lts on acer c720 chromebook

I'm an absolute novice, but successfully installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS to my acer C720 chromebook following hugh greenbugs' method for dual boot. I also successfully ran out of disk space to install ...
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Touchpad won't work on Ubuntu 14.04.2 with kernel 3.16

Touchpad works fine on kernel 3.13.0-46-generic touchpad is not detected at all Device model is Acer Aspire ES1-311-C9T9K output of xinput command ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 ...
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Acer Aspire One 722 broadcom 4313 wifi

I had an Acer Aspire One 722 with the Atheros Wifi card and it worked fine on 11.04. So we bought 200 of them for our school. However these all came with the Broadcom BCM4313 wireless card and there ...
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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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Fresh Install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (No Dual Boot) - Getting No Bootable Device

Really hoping some one can assist as I'm concerned that I have done something wrong with my new installation of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, with no dual boot on my Acer Aspire ES1-512-C32A. Basically, when I ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 14.04 on Acer E3-112 laptop

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on an Acer E11 laptop (model E3-112). The installation was successful. However I cannot boot Ubuntu. It directly boots to windows and does not even shows Grub. ...
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Touchpad cursor goes crazy Acer aspire V11

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Laptop acer aspire V11 But time to time the cursor on screen goes crazy and move everywhere erratically without being able to stop it (or only if i let my finger ...