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Acer Aspire 5560 - Wireless Network Doesn't Work on Ubuntu 15.04

According to the system, wireless networking is enabled, but the issue is that you can't actually see any wireless networks to connect to, even though there's plenty of them around. Ethernet however, ...
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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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Acer Ferrari F0200 Netbook fan control

I've had this netbook for years now, and there has always been the problem of it overheating. It's not as if to say the fan run at full speed all the time, because they don't. I've tried using ...
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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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Cannot set correct resolution

My monitor is Acer H233H, video card is NVIDIA GT 218, video driver version is 340.76. In Settings -> Monitors is see the following resolutions: 1360x768, 1152x864, 1024x768, 800x600. 1152x864 is ...
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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 ...
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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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Touchpad not working acer aspire E5

I bought a new acer aspire E5-521 and installed ubuntu 14.04, but the touchpad doesn't work from the beginning. I already tried xserver-xorg-input-synaptics. It says a newer version is already ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: FN-Brightness Key Stopped Working

Hello dear Ubuntu Community, After i installed some Ubuntu Updates on my PC,my FN-Key stopped working. (But i can still change it in the System settings. I tried many ways to fix it trough the ...
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WiFi on Acer Aspire with Ubuntu 14.04 randomly disconnects

Being new user of Linux, Ubuntu 14.04, and running into some problems, I need your help. I apologize if this question was already asked and answered, I have been trying to find the answer on my own, ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS swap partition on ACER Aspire 5720 [duplicate]

I have an ACER Inspire 5720 laptop PC (32bits) and will install Ubuntu14.04 LTS on it. The hard drive has a 160 GB capacity with 2 GB Ram memory. I should like to know how much space I have to ...
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Acer Laptop Hangs at Ubuntu Installation

I have bought an acer aspire e11 es1-111m-c064. I've tried installing ubuntu 12.04 with a liveusb. I've managed to get through the installation first time. Restarted and it didnt boot in fact asked ...
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Arrow keys cause touchpad indicator to show

I have an Acer Asipre S7 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and after updating and rebooting, some unusual behavior occurs when I use the arrow keys or Delete. What seems to be the TouchPad indicator appears in ...
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Screen Brightness on Acer AspireV: bar appears, brightness doesn't change

Using 12.04 on an Acer Aspire V5-561-9410. When I use the function keys to modify screen brightness (or use any solutions I've found here to this problem like the one found here or here), I see the ...
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acer v3-572g sceen blank on login after nvidia driver

Hi my gf wants ubuntu (14.04) on her acer v3-572g. She needs the Nvidia 840m for games but still wants to use the Intel igpu for power saving. I get the nvidia 340 drivers installed for the 840m and ...
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Webcam detected but not showing up

I'm using Acer 4530 with Suyin webcam. The webcam can be detected but not showing anything. Before I start anything, I ran lsof /dev/video0 to make sure nothing is using the camera, and I started ...
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HDMI stops working with my new Acer aspire E3-112

I bourght a new Acer Aspire E3-112. I use external screens both at home and at work. After installing Ubuntu everyting worked. I used it at home and at work. The second day when I got home the ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14 on an acer timeline x

Managed to get the DVD to run Got as far as install inside windows7 System then asks me to remove dvd then the system reboots and returns to windows I have created a partion on the HD I made it ...
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unstable wifi conection Ubuntu 14.04 Acer Aspire V 13

I have problems to connect via Wifi with my Acer Aspire V 13 V3-371-39MA for several month. The strange thing is, sometimes I can connect and the conection would stay for the whole day...on other days ...
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udev and eMMC rpbm partitions

I'm running into this bug: Fix udev rules to consider mmc rpmb partitions and trying to solve it using a udev rule. I haven't needed to learn anything about udev in the past, so have been reading up ...
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Acer C7 Chromebook running 13.10 slow Performance Graphics?

I see others are having simiar issues but I haven't found a fix. Instead of the Intel fdriver, Ubuntu showing gallium driver. Honestly, the performance is sluggish, I wasn't even sure it was Video ...
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MBR is on wrong drive (USB) now windows/ubuntu won't boot w/out usb connected

I somehow installed Grub on my USB drive, now Windows/Ubuntu won't boot unless my USB drive is connected. How do I move the MBR to my laptop - internal HDD? Acer 64; Windows 8; Ubuntu 14.xx
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Acer VN7-591G, WiFi and Bluetooth not working

On my Acer VN7-591G I just bought the wifi and Bluetooth (both on the same chip) are not currently working (using Ubuntu 14.10). As stated by a sticker on the bottom of the notebook: "This device ...
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Latest Solution for Aspire D270

I was just given an Acer Aspire D270 (Atom N2600 and 1GB of RAM) netbook with a broken screen and would like to turn it into a streaming (and occasional USB thumb drive) video player for my projector ...
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Cannot play media on Acer Aspire One AO751h

I am having problems with playing media on my Acer Aspire One AO751h on Linux. All media is laggy and jumpy, even MP3s and XVid-encoded video. I know that the laptop IS capable of at least playing ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on my Acer 6860 E1-472p? [duplicate]

How can I install Ubuntu on my Acer 6860 E1-472p? I have tried disabling secure boot, as shown by some tutorials, but does not work.
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How to Disable touchpad while typing on Aspire One

I want to disable the touchpad while I type on my Aspire one netbook. If I issue the command syndaemon the synaptics driver is not detected: Unable to find a synaptics device So, I added the ...