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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 ...
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Higher display resolution on Acer 5755g

I am using Acer Aspire 5755g with NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M (2gb) and Ubuntu 13.04. The resolution set by default is 1366x768 and it is the highest possible to choose. I would like to use bigger ...
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How to install Lubuntu on Aspire one running Ubuntu 10.4

I have an old aspire one netbook I want to resuscitate. It currently runs Ubuntu 10.4 but tells me to go away if I try the Update function (only wants to do a partial update - Adobe flash-player has ...
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Acer crystal eye webcam stopped working

I'm not sure what went wrong, or what I did. But one day it suddenly wasn't working. In Cheese Webcam Booth it shows a black screen. The little camera light next to the webcam isn't switched on. In ...
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Webcam appears black in Skype, Acer Aspire V3-571G

My webcam functions normally on Flash, Cheese, etc. However in Skype, it appears black. My laptop is Acer Aspire V3-571G. Anyone know how to fix it?
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Acer Aspire One D270 screen crash at wake up

Yesterday I installed installed ubuntu 12.04 on my Acer aspire one D270-1838. Everything worked ok, except I couldn't adjust brightness, I fixed it changing: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...