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Dual Monitor Setup

I am wanting to have two monitors. I have a AMD Radeon X1300. I am using a Dell and a Acer. The Dell is my main and the Acer my secondary. When I plug in the Acer, the resolution of the Dell is ...
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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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Has anyone got ubuntu working on a PC tablet?

I tried 12.10 and my Acer Iconia W700 was unusable, so I gave up and waited for 13.04 and it is unusable again. I can get tips when I click in the left toolbar thing and I managed to start Firefox, ...
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brightness settings not ajustable

I gave it a search and found this for version 11.04 on an acer aspire; sudo gedit /etc/default/grub Edit two lines to read as follows: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash ...
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Trackpad multitouch gestures on 13.04

I have Ubuntu 13.04 on an Acer Aspire 5750 that has a trackpad. I'd like to use 3 or 4 finger multitouch gestures to perform certain actions. I can use 2 fingers to scroll, but I would like to, for ...
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Acer Aspire 7730G Sound 2.1

After installing Ubuntu I have sound only from the right speaker + subwoofer There is a chance to fix it?
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How do I change how much disk space Ubuntu has?

I installed ChruBuntu on my Chomebook Acer C7 about 2 weeks ago and I chose to allocate 10 gigs. I didn't know that that would be my amount of disk space I would be allowed to use. I want to install ...
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Shut down acts as restart?

I've installed Ubuntu (almost all latest versions), when my Acer Aspire V5-471 is want to shutdown from Ubuntu, it acts as restart/reboot. Refer to edit 2 for releases tried and edit 1 for tried ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 boots oddly?

By default, Ubuntu 13.04 is supposed to boot graphically, correct? My Ubuntu install boots up half graphical and half verbosely. Also, I have to reboot twice in order to boot, meaning I press the ...
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sound, network, video and touchpad not working after fresh install

I'm a Mint user, trying to switch to Ubuntu now. I've tried installing both 12.4 and 13.4 on my Acer Aspire 5742g and run into following problems: Ubuntu 13.04 live USB works with no sound (network, ...
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Junk display while installing 12.04 (only with core i3 3220 CPU)

I am from Acer India. I'm getting a junk display while installing Ubuntu 12.04 64/32-bit edition. We can do the installation by following the onscreen instructions, but after the installation once ...
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How to fix Acer Aspire 4736z back light brightness control in Ubuntu 13.04?

A simple way to fix Acer Aspire 4736z back light brightness control problem using hot keys (Fn + Brightness +-)
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Synaptics Touchpad is not working on ubuntu 12.04

My touchpad wasn't working and I found that code, sudo modprobe -r psmouse && sudo modprobe psmouse proto=imps But now, when I close and open touchpad from disable/enable button, the ...
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How to install Ubuntu as a dualboot with Windows 8 on Acer B113

I have an Acer B113 with Windows 8 installed. The problem is that when I try to boot the USB with Ubuntu or Xubuntu, the computer only restarts (flipping the Acer screen and black display). When I ...
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Installing Drivers from the Intel Website

Alright, I need to know how to install the Drivers from the Intel Website, I have tried running the Shell files but they launch as a text file would, so I am quite lost The computer in which the ...
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How to get compiz working on Acer ApireONE ZA3?

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Using GNOME and not Unity) n00b here on an Acer AspireONE ZA3. I have installed compiz and it is not working. My resolution looks fine but all of the settings in compiz won't take ...
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Getting Ubuntu Sound Card Drivers working on an Acer AspireONE ZA3?

I am a (fairly) new Ubuntu user and a decently savvy PC user whom is using an Acer AspireONE ZA3 netbook running Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS with GNOME and not Unity. After installing, I am having ...
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cannot boot into ubuntu

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 onto my Acer Aspire 5735Z. I have downloaded and burned the image to a CD (correctly as per your guide). I have set my bios to boot CD first, disabled quite boot, ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Keyboard & Touchpad not working on Acer Aspire V3-551-7844

I'm a bit new to the Linux world, and my english is bad, so go easy on me ok? ;) I have just installed Ubuntu 12.10 in my Acer Aspire V3-551-7844 (wich came with Windows8, but after some effort I got ...
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Video Drivers for Acer Aspire One D255

I need to find a way to change the video resolution on my Acer One D255, in Ubuntu 12.10. It is currently set at 1024 x 600 which is causing problems with dialog boxes, etc. I would like to be able to ...
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Set a EXTERNAL (HP LE1851W Monitor) display resolution of 1366x768

How can I set a EXTERNAL (HP LE1851W Monitor) display resolution of 1366x768 in a Acer Aspire One ZG5. The only resolutions available are 1280x768 and 800x600.
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Ubuntu 12.10 Broadcom Wireless Won't Work [duplicate]

Okay, I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 today, replacing Windows 8 and erasing all of my files (correctly, I hope. Darn Windows 8), and I was having some fun with it. I entered some code into the grub to ...
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Acer one: how do I enable the SD-Card readers?

I hcon I usecon I usecon I usecon I useave installed Ubuntu 12.10 and it runs. However neither the Storage Expansion slot nor the SD-Card slot are working.
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Help Adjusting Britness on Acer Aspire M5-581T-6807 Via the Function keys

I have opened terminal and tried the following commands. sudo nano /etc/default/grub I entered my password. Found GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" and change it to say ...
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Acer Aspire One usb linux cannot find CD / try again

UPDATE - I GIVE UP!! ** Why is this so incredibly difficult to get to run off a variety of different / properly formatted USB sticks? Ubuntu looks great in the demo - but getting it is a joke. I'll ...
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Old Acer Aspire E700 Desktop - Unable to Install Ubuntu 12.04

I've been struggling to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from Disk/USB. I've got the fear that my hardware isn't up to it. I get [Errno 5] Input/Output Error reports... Obvs. I've tried installing straight ...
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Ubuntu performance is not good with my Acer laptop

I have Acer Aspire 5741 (4GB RAM, Core i5, 500GB HDD, Intel HD Graphics) I use Ubuntu 64bit 12.04, before it i used 11.10. Also i have tested 12.10. I have same problem and it is not about OS version. ...
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Brightness and touchpad issues on an Acer Aspire 725

I have an Acer Aspire One 725 running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and it flashes the screen when not charging. The same happens when I want to change the brightness of the screen (whether or not connected to a ...
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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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Intermittent Internet connection using wireless LAN, Acer Aspire S3, Ubuntu 12.10

I have an Acer Aspire S3 running Linux Mint 14 / Ubuntu 12.10. The problem with my wireless is that it keeps disconnecting from the Internet for about 1 minute at a time. It does this every ...
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How to make the touchpad work on Acer Travelmate P243?

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 (32-bit) on my laptop (Acer Travelmate P243) and didn't manage to make the touchpad work. It is detected: xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 ...
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Acer W500 touchscreen events

I have very strange behavior of my touchscreen In gnome shell or unity I am unable to click with it on unity panel or gnome shell interface. But i can iteract with gtk+ windows, if i open gnome shell ...
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Why does my Acer 4310 run so slowly with Ubuntu 12.04 when it was lightening fast with Ubuntu 10.?

Since I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Acer 4310 laptop I have noticed that the system freezes on occasions and the screen showing the program I am running shows a grey colour. I have done a clean ...
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Install Acer Aspire One ZG5 microphone on Ubuntu 12.10

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a Acer Aspire One ZG5 (AOA 110), then Skype, and I can't make the microphone work. I tried this method with alsamixer ...
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Acer Aspire One KAV60 Webcam

i'm having troubles to getting work the webcam of one netbook, the model is "Acer Aspire One" and in the bottom the model no. is KAV60. I install luvcview package like says in this guide but it's not ...
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Dual Montiors, One Stuck at 640x480

I have a dual monitor setup using the ViewSonic below as my primary and the Acer as my secondary. I'm assuming that the Acer does not send the EDID so it's not picking up on the correct native ...
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Is an Acer C7 Chromebook worth buying as an Ubuntu netbook? [closed]

I apologies for non technical question. I'm really low on budget, and considering buying new netbook for starting using Ubuntu, after a lame Win 8 decided to move on Linux based systems. So for the ...
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Installer (LiveUSB Ubuntu 12.10 ) don't detect windows 8 preinstalled Acer Aspire V3-571G-9686 [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a Acer Aspire V3-571G-9686, this but I've not been able to do it. Becuase the installer do not detect any operative systems previously installed (in my case Windows 8) ...
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How to boot external drives on a Acer C7 Chromebook

I want to run a plain Ubuntu install, but the BIOS does not easily allow for booting into USB drives. I currently have the Chromebook in developer mode and I found a USB command on the chromium ...
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Webcam not working in Acer laptop

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Acer One Aspire 756-967BCkk laptop. But my webcam is not working. Programs like Cheese or Skype can't detect my camera.
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Can i install/run Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop (ACER 5755G)?

I currently have a acer 5755g running windows 8 and specs are as follows: intel core i5-2430M nVIDIA GeForce GT540m 1GB VRAM 8GB RAM 750GB HDD it also has intel graphics card, so is it possible to ...
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Why does the Touchpad of Acer Aspire V3-551G not work on Ubuntu?

I've just bought a new PC which is Acer Aspire V3-551G. First of all, I installed Ubuntu 12.10. However, I couldn't use some features because it's not stable. Then, I installed 12.04. But my touchpad ...
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Acer Aspire 4755G 'Secure Boot not Enabled' while booting liveUSB Ubuntu with Ubuntu Builder

My Acer Aspire 4755G had a Windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed when I bought it. I immediately installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside of it, with GRUB and BURG. Now, recently, Windows 7 became very slow, ...
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How use “Color” and ICC profiles to calibrate screen?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in an Aspire 5250-BZ699, and I would like to calibrate the screen - but I don't' know how to use "Color" and how to apply the ICC profiles. Is there a tutorial to do ...
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Suyin сamera problem

I got an Acer with a Suyin camera built-in. It has worked perfect since I have change from Windows 8 three weeks ago but recently (two days ago) showed me a black screen when using Skype or Cheese. ...
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Missing Operating System - Ubuntu on USB

My hard drive died and so I decided to run Ubuntu 12.04 from a USB. It ran flawlessly for a while, then suddenly it crashed and now when I start the laptop it says "Operating System Not Found". I do ...
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Help me please, install problems on ACER aspire 5515

So, I have an ACER Aspire 5515 with Windows 7 Ultimate installed. I have an AMD Athlon(tm) Processor 2650e 1.60 GHz processor. 1 GB RAM, with a 160 GB HDD. So here's what I did: I parititioned my ...
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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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Battery life: 90 min on Acer ultrabook / 12.10

i usually work on my Acer M5-481TG with Windows 8 x64 and recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 (x64) alongside with it. Unfortunately, the battery-life is roughly one and a half hour - which apparently is ...
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I can't dim my laptop's light

I can't modify my laptop brightness. Is it a BIOS problem? It works in win 7, but doesn't work in Ubuntu. It's an Acer Aspire 5750-6842 laptop with Intel HD graphics 3000 video chipset.