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Acer aspire v3 771G ubuntu 13.04

Gooday, i have this acer and i have alot of boot problems (i suspect windows 8) and now i want to try ubuntu but when i use an usb to "try" ubuntu after the boot i get a black screen. now ive read ...
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Just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Acer Aspire 5740G laptop, it constantly shuts down itself due temperature, how to diagnostique?

I don't know what causes it since I just installed Ubuntu on my laptop. Here is the issue. Ubuntu boots normally, so I can use firefox and such. However, after 2-3 minutes, laptop shuts down. (I see ...
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Acer Aspire V5-131 hard disk clicking

I bought a machine Acer Aspire v5-131 Intel Celeron 1017U. Everything is working great, found quickly how to fix not working brightness regulation. But was unable to solve hard disk clicking problem ...
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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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Installing Ubuntu on a SecureBoot machine with no existing OS

I was given some bad(malicious) advice, and my entire OS was deleted. I had Ubuntu before, fully replacing the Windows 8 that came with my Acer Aspire 1 laptop. I tried reinstalling Ubuntu from a ...
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no wireless on aspire one d257 ubuntu 12.04

I´m lost in wireless Connection. After Installation of ubuntu, there is no wireless driver availalble ("wireless" not appearing in the menue). Strange, as it worked when starting ubuntu from CD.... ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installation on Acer Ultrabook

I have a Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 Ultrabook, which came bundled with 16GB SSD, Windows 7 and Intel Rapid Storage Technology. The 500GB hard disk has a recovery partition(16.5 GB), hibernation ...
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Disk usage analyser does not display correct disk size (using multiple mount points)

I'm running ubuntu 13.04 on an acer aspire S3, and everything is going pretty smoothly. However, one thing that I did notice was an error in disk usage analyser I have the Caching SSD that was used ...
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Broadcom Wifi BCM4318 [Airforce one54g] does not connect

I am hoping someone in here can help me. I am new to Linux and Ubuntu. But I have to say I really love using the Os. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 along side Windowns 7. Both Os are running perfect bar ...
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Tweaks for ChrUbuntu 12.04 on Acer C7?

I recently purchased an Acer C7 and installed ChrUbuntu 12.04 on it successfully. The laptop so far is fitting my needs (something cheap to carry to labs/read PDFs and email with) but it's pretty ...
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How do I fix my ethernet card losing network connection every few minutes with kernels 3.8.x?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04. My laptop is Acer Aspire one 722-c58rr, and my ethernet card works for a few seconds at a time with kernels 3.8.x, however, kernels 3.5.x and below worked fine. On kernels ...
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how can i get driver for Acer V5 571-g laptop ubuntu 13.04

I made lshw on my laptop and become this: id: serial description: SMBus product: 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 1f.3 bus ...
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I am running 32 bit widows 7, which version of ubuntu do I need to install, 32 or 64 bit?

I am currently running 32 bit widows 7 on a Acer Aspire D270 netbook (Atom CPU, 1GB RAM), which version of Ubuntu do I need to install, 12,04 32 or 64 bit version? Please help and be gentle with me, I ...
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Acer Aspire One 722-0369 Flaky Ethernet Connection

I have an Acer Aspire One 722 Netbook running Ubuntu 13.04. It has a "Qualcomm Atheros AR8152 v2.0 Fast Ethernet" Ethernet controller. When I connect to the internet via a WiFi connection it works ...
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12.04, acer, actiontek

My home wireless router will not accept any password and let me connect. It goes to the connect screen and will continually reject my password. I tested the password on another device to make sure ...
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Ubuntu on Acer Aspire 5742G

I visited the list of laptops that support Ubuntu on this website and none of the Acer laptops was listed as supportive. So my question is: can i use Ubuntu on my laptop ? - if so, which version ...
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Brightness control problem on acer aspire V5

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on new Acer Aspire V5. There is no other OS installed. I can not control the brightness of the screen using Fn+left and Fn+right keys. I tried to change brightness from ...
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Restore default boot OS to Chrome OS

I am having a problem with ChrUbuntu and setting the default OS back to Chrome OS. I have tried sudo cgpt add -i 6 -P 0 -S 1 /dev/sda but all that returns is futility failed to exec ...
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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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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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Brightness control doesn't work Acer Aspire 5738 13.04

I have tried many suggested solutions modifying, still nothing works. Ubuntu 13.04.Acer Aspire 5738. Please help its very annoying and frustrating can't control a basic function. Thanks
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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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Ubuntu 13.04: Problem with the Synaptics touchpad on a Acer Aspire One ZG5 (AOA110) not detected

i have a little problem with the touchpad on my netbook, the HDD is gone, so i installed Ubuntu on an USB key, but the touchpad, for some reason, isn't detected. I checked everything, the drivers are ...
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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 screens found” on Acer Aspire V5-122; Live Disk

Trying to do a 13.04 Live Desk on Acer Aspire v5-122, which has the touch screen. Seems to be going OK at first, but then drops to command prompt with the X server reporting that no screens can be ...
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How do I get the brightness keys working on an Acer AspireOne D255?

I've got a little problem trying to set brightness on a AcerAspireOne D255 on which I freshly installed Xubuntu 13.04 (32x)... brightness seems to play its own way: it doesn't respond to my inputs and ...
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USB not booting linux on acer aspire 5750g

I have been unable to boot Linux from a USB on my acer aspire 5750G laptop It goes through the boot and then freezes half way through. it has done this with every type of Linux I have tried. Before ...
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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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installing ubuntu on Acer Iconia W510

I want to buy the most modern touch screen laptop, acer iconia W510. I like it so much. But I will buy only if I can install Ubuntu on it. I was not able to find the answer when I searched in google. ...
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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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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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Screen problems

I struggled a lot in order to install Ubuntu because of a problem with the video drivers caused by when installing the driver and after turning it on it just appears a black screen, which worked for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Touchpad scrolling not working, all set correctly in dconf editor, acer aspire V3 771G, Ubuntu 13.04

I've been through all the other similar posts I can find on this, and they suggest creating/editing files that seem to make no difference, sorry. I have a new computer (Acer Aspire V3 771G) running ...
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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 ...
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How to connect Acer E330 Glow to Ubuntu 13.04 in MTP mode?

Well the title is quite clear I guess. How can I connect my ACER E330 LIQUID GLOW to Ubuntu 13.04 through the USB-cable? It works just fine PTP-mode(camera) but not in MTP-mode (media). My phone works ...