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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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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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Cannot access wireless on my ACER Gateway NE56R laptop. However wired connection works perfectly fine

I am new to linux world. I am using Ubuntu 10.4 I am using GATEWAY ACER NE56R laptop. And i cannot connect my laptop to internet wirelessly. Couldn't find any trail for a wireless connection either. ...
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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 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 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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Screen Brightness not adjustable for Acer Aspire S3

First of all, thank you very much for providing this useful forum. Too bad for me, there is no support for the Acer Aspire S3 yet (just came out in October) Short Description of the Problem: I cannot ...
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Computer running very slowly under 13.04

After having some bouts with windows 8 I decided to throw it out and run Ubuntu as the main operating system. Currently I am having some problems with performance: Even when running the simplest ...
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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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Acer Aspire 4349 backlight unable to dim, slider moves only with no effect, NON-BIOS controlled

Acer Aspire 4349 backlight unable to dim, slider moves only with no effect, NON-BIOS controlled, how-to configure software to actually dim the sucker rather than just moving a slider-indicator? Tried ...
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Brightness keys work on one account, stopped working on others

installed 12.04 on an Acer C7. Mostly everything works, however encountered strange issue with brightness keys (F6, F7). They did work out of the box w/o any issue. On two of my accounts (both ...
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Acer Iconia multi-touch only working as mono-touch

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 on my Acer Iconia Tab W501. My touch screen is working, but it seems to only accept single-touch input. How can I get it to work with multi-touch?
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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 ...
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How Can I install Ubuntu 13.04, preferably without creating a new partition on my 64 bit Windows 8 UEFI Acer Aspire E1-571 laptop?

I realise this might be a duplicate I am asking because I can't find any questions so far that address this question but I wouldn't imagine it'd be too rare. I accidentally deleted Windows 8 last time ...
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Wi-fi switch not working on acer aspire D250

Hi I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my acer aspire D250 and ever since I installed it the wi-fi switch (at the bottom right of the computer) has not worked. So I have no internet at all on it. Any ...
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I need little help with java and graphic

okey, i want to play wurm on my acer aspireone d257, but allways (when you're newbie) is something with linux, so in wurms forum i sent my problem, they say i must remove icedtea and get other driver ...
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Dual booting windows 8/ubuntu 12.04.2, Grub doesn't appear and machine never boot in ubuntu

i got a new ACER predator AG3620-UR308 which came with windows 8, so i wanted to run ubuntu 12.04.2 on it as a dual booting. To be honest, i've been doing dual booting for a while now so, i did the ...
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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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Laptop won't boot at all [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my 5 year old Acer aspire laptop with vista 32bit on it. I updated everthing with "software installer". Downloaded some recommended apps like the youtube app and some ...
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Which is the fastest version of GNU/Linux for my netbook? [closed]

I have an Acer Aspire One. The specs are 1 GB RAM, 1.6 GHz Intel Atom. I'm looking for the fastest version of GNU/Linux that is fully functional for this netbook. I do NOT want to run from a USB as ...
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Boot & Log on slow + graphics test fails on Ubuntu 13.04

I would really appreciate your feedback here. I have installed 13.04 on a friends laptop - with disappointing results : the boot is slow, the log-on is slow, and launching applications is slow. Once ...
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Very new to Ubuntu, cant connect to the internet wired or wirelessly 12.04

I recently set up my Acer Aspire 5349 to duel-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu, unfortunately it wont connect to the internet at all. I'm not sure how to install driver either.
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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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Brightness buttons are not working at all

I have asked this question multiple times. i have an acer 5750 laptop running Ubuntu 13.04 and all of a sudden then brightness buttons wont adjust the computers brightness. it was working not too long ...
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Acer 1410 external monitors

I want to be able to hook up two external monitors to my acer 1410. is that possible?
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upgrade ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04

after upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 with disk encryption I have a problem. The problem is after typing in the encryption password (the password works)i should get to log in screen, but it does not work, ...
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Instructions for installing abuntu linux on my laptop? [duplicate]

I'd like to get step-by-step instructions on what I need to do in order to install Ubuntu on my Acer Extensa 5630z with windows vista
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Acer Aspire-M Keyboard and MousePad don't work, but Onscreen Keyboard appears automatically in 12.10

I bought an Acer Aspire-M with Windows 8 and hated it. I replaced Windows with Ubuntu 12.10. For a couple months, it functioned perfectly. Then recently, I started it and the keyboard and mousepad ...
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Steps to install Ubuntu on Acer Extensa 5630 with Windows Vista?

I have an Acer Extensa running Windows Vista. I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit to my Acer Aspire V5. I have the file on the computer and I can click it, and it shows the install files for the ...
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CPU Fan not working on acer 4755G i3 ubuntu 12.10

Hope you can help me, I'm new to ubuntu and install this 12.10 version on my acer laptop. The problem is I always got high temperature and maybe because my CPU fan is not working. Tried to install ...
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No Sound in 12.04 on Acer TimelineX 3830TG

When i first installed ubuntu 12.04 everything worked fine. All of a sudden my sound has stopped working!! This has happened before [like 2 days ago], however the next day it started working again. ...
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Ubuntu Touch availability on Windows tablet

Can I install Ubuntu Touch on an Acer W510 tablet? I couldn't find any instructions at ubuntu.com.
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Black screen when trying to install Ubuntu on laptop with a Dell SR2320L external monitor

I'd like to install Ubuntu 13.04 or 12.04 on my Acer laptop with broken screen. I have a Dell SR2320L external monitor connected to this laptop. I tried installing Ubuntu over windows using WUBI but ...
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Laptop webcam doesn't work?

I have an E-Machine E525 that I have just put Ubuntu 10.0.4 on. All other devices seem to be working well but the Acer Suyan built in web cam doesn't work so well. Any packages that might help would ...
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How/Where do I get Ubuntu Drivers?

I have an Acer Aspire 5745 laptop with all it's stock hardware, when I install Ubuntu 12.04.2 via windows installation it works, except for the drivers. There are no drivers installed, and I have ...
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Yet another thread about intermittent wifi problems on ubuntu 12.04 with an Acer Aspire one 722

I recently just made the switch to ubuntu 12.04 from windows and have been able to set it up pretty well over the last few days. The only problem that still remains is that I'm having intermittent ...
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lubuntu on Aspire One 725 without touchpad [duplicate]

I have just bought an 'ACER ASPIRE ONE 725-C7CBB 11.6'' AMD C-70 2GB 320GB RADEON HD7290 LINUX BLUE'. The net book had Linpus installed. I immediately installed lubuntu 13.04 from an external USB ...
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Switching from Mac OSX Lion Theme back to 12.04 easily

So I was thinking about installing a Mac OSX Lion theme onto my ubuntu 12.04 computer (just for fun). I have never installed a theme before but I have watched videos and know in general how it is done ...
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Multitouch doesn't work on touchpad on acer spire v3 771G

I was trying to install psmouse all day. I've found lots of tutorials but none work. For example https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-intel/+bug/681904/comments/64 in this I ...
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Unable to install cedarview-drm

I've been trying to install Intel binary Xorg driver for GMA3600 (Cedarview) GPUs for my Acer Aspire One D270 with Windows 7 Starter, Windows 8, and Ubuntu 12.04 I've followed these instructions ...
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How to replace Xorg with Xvesa as default on 12.04.1?

I have an old ACER Aspire 1360 (with an AMD and VIA Technologies graphic card) - when I use "Parted Magic" and boot with the Xvesa option everything works perfect. On the HD I have a clone of a ...
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Fan runs constantly on an Acer Aspire s3

I have a new Acer Aspire S3 notebook and problems with the fan. After installing Ubuntu 11.10 (but also with the Xubuntu live-disc) the fan is running constantly. Is there any possibility to: Stop ...
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Brightness buttons not working on acer aspire 5750

I have a acer aspire 5750 and im running Ubuntu 13.04 and my brightness buttons are not working all of a sudden. they were working about 2 weeks ago but one day i tried and they were broken. i did ...
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Backlight Control Bar not working

I upgraded my 12.10 to 13.04 and the brightness control has completely disappeared! In the settings tab all the options are available except the brightness control bar I have attached the screenshot ...