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Unity 3D not Working on Acer D270 w/ Intel GMA 3600

I recently bought myself an Acer Aspire One D270 with the GMA 3600 graphics chipset thinking I would get some lovely graphics. However, I am stuck using Unity 2D and I cant figure out how to enable ...
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Black screen booting installer (Windows or Ubuntu 13.10) on ACER Aspire E1-510

I have an ACER Aspire E1-510 laptop with pre-installed a Linpus Linux distribution. I want to install win 7 on it. I 'm sure that what I 'm doing is the correct/usual way of how to install windows ...
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Acer Aspire 7741z : Function key adjust brightness but displays 10% in Ubuntu 14

On my Acer my brightness function key works, but the confirmation display only goes up to about 10%. Also the function key seems to be the only thing that will adjust the brightness. I cannot adjust ...
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Fan under load doesn't go full speed on Acer laptop

On Ubuntu 14.04 when I do any system intensive task like gaming and when temperatures reach over 80C for CPU and 70C for GPU, fan doesn't spin as fast as it does in Windows 7 under even lower temps. ...
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Installing Ubuntu on laptop without a preinstalled OS?

(I've looked around the site and found only a few questions that could potentially be relevant, most of them downvoted and unclear, or involving computers that previously had an OS. Sorry if this is ...
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Problem with installing Lubuntu via USB on an Acer Aspire one ZG5

I tried installing Lubuntu on an Acer Aspire ZG5 via an bootable USB I made with UNetbootin. Last night I was able to boot up without installing. Today i tried to boot up again and the screen says ...
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Can't detect wireless networks with an Intel Wireless 5100 [duplicate]

I’ve been searching the forums for two days now, but none of the answers seems to work for me. I have an Acer Extensa 5630 which has an Intel wifi 5100. Even when I am right next to my router I cannot ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 does not unlock the screen

I installed Kubuntu 14.04 on my Acer Aspire E1-431-2896, this installation took place normally with the default installation of updates. The problem is occurring in my everyday use, when the notebook ...
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My TouchPad is not responding on an Acer Aspire E1-471-6650

I recently bought an Acer Aspire E1-471-6650 and I already have problems. First, when I tried to use the touchpad on a LiveCD, it wasn't responding. When I installed it in my notebook, it wasn't ...
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Can't get wireless to work on an Acer Aspire 4310.. older answers didn't work

I am having trouble with the wireless card on my mom's acer aspire 4310.. I got her to use linux on her old toshiba and she wants it on this Acer too but I'm having trouble getting the wireless to ...
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Microphone only works on sound recorder, not even on settings - Ubuntu 12.04.4

I have a problem. I got an Acer ZG5 netbook with Ubuntu 12.04.4 installed and fully updated. I installed Skype and I discovered that the microphone is not working. I immediately went to sound settings ...
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Is the Acer Aspire M touchscreen supported in Ubuntu? [closed]

I have an Acer Aspire M laptop that I'm about to switch to Ubuntu. Will my touchscreen work after the switch?
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Acer chromebook not booting ubuntu

I installed ubuntu on My Acer c7 Chromebook by using the command, wget http://goo.gl/tnyga; sudo bash tnyga It was working fine, but after a few days it boots in Chrome Os and unable to go back to ...
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No signal message on Acer Veritp PC monitor

Our library purchased five new Acer Verito desktop PCs. We have installed Ubuntu 14.04 with existing Windows 7 (Dual Boot). Restarted system after the installation of Ubuntu 14.04. Everything works ...
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Can't install Lubuntu 14.04 on ACER Aspire 3000

I have formatted the Acer Aspire 3000 HDD. Then tried to install Lubuntu 14.04. When installation is almost done, I get a warning saying that the Lubuntu installer is damaged and therefore ...
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Acer C720, Crouton and an external blu-ray player?

Okay everybody be patient with me as I am not a computer geek, or genius. My question is if I installed Ubuntu on my chromebook can I use an external blu ray player to play blu ray movies? If so, what ...
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How to downgrade from ubuntu 13.10 back to 13.04 [duplicate]

I recently installed ubuntu 13.04 on my acer c7 chromebook and I upgraded to 13.10, after the upgrade I didn't like 13.10 because it was too buggy. I really prefer 13.04. Is there anyway which I can ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...