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ACER 3935 upgrade to 12.04 -> integrated Mic (drivers) not working

Since updating to 12.04, the integrated mic is not behaving well. I can not use it with skype to begin with. the mic is not visible in settings>sound>input (there is nothing) however I am able to use ...
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How do I fix a “Wireless is disabled by hardware switch” error?

I just updated to Ubuntu 12.04 from 11.10 but soon after updating I was disappointed to see that Wireless is disabled by hardware switch. I can not click the button 'Enable wireless' which is ...
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Acer Aspire heats up in Ubuntu 10.10

I have an Acer Aspire 4820TG. It heats up in Ubuntu while remains cool in Windows 7. Consequently, the battery backup in Ubuntu is very low. Why is it so? I have ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 ...
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Backlight problems with 12.04 on my Acer Aspire 4736z

How can I fix a bug that wouldn't let me turn the backlight on after it turns off automatically when I close the lid or when powersave settings kick in? I also can't adjust the brightness of the ...
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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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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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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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Fan heavily works in Ubuntu 12.04

I had Ubuntu 11.04 on my Acer 1410, and everything was working smoothly. I made a fresh installation of 12.04. Now the fan works heavily (noisy) all the time, even when no software is open. Here is ...
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Acer Aspire 4741G is overheating

My laptop is Acer Aspire 4741G: CPU: Intel Core i5 460M(2,53GHz) 6 Gb RAM (Kingston DDR3 2gb+4gb) 320 Gb HDD NVIDIA Ge Force GT 420M (1 Gb) Tried Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10, 11.10, 12.04, here are the ...
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How can I set a display resolution of 1366x768 in a Acer Aspire One ZG5?

How can I set a display resolution of 1366x768 in a Acer Aspire One ZG5 within Ubuntu 12.04? The only resolutions available are 1280x768 and 800x600.
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Installing Ubuntu on acer aspire 5551-2450

I'm trying to install ubuntu 12.04 on my acer aspire 5551-2450 laptop from a bootable usb drive. I have the usb drive all ready to go but when I boot into it - it just hangs on the install. All I ...
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Lubuntu power settings (xfce4-power-manager) won't dim-screen to save power

this is my first post - I've not been able to find any other people with the same problem! I'm using Lubuntu 12.04 on an Acer AspireOne Happy2 netbook (Intel Atom n570) having grown quite frustrated ...
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Alsamixer: howto disable auto-mute mode

I've tried do undo this but not able to get it disabled. My sound settings need to be redone every boot up as well, but asking that question as well would get neg. feedback. How to get microphone ...
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Touchpad not working on Acer Travelmate 4740 after applying recent updates in Ubuntu 12.04

My touchpad stopped working on my Acer Travelmate 4740 after I've applied updates through the Update Manager on Precise Pangolin. It is working when on the (LightDM) login screen, but not after ...
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How to get microphone to work on acer aspire one 722

I have an acer aspire 722, I recently went to use gmail/talk as well as empathy and realized that the microphone does not work. I checked the sound settings, adjusted microphone level, did a mic test ...
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External Mic not working but Internal Mic works on an Acer Aspiron AO722

My Acer Aspiron AO722 netbook give me a lot of problems. My Internal microphone is working, when I connect an external microphone(headset) it still take input from internal one. In sound settings I ...
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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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How to control Brightness

I didn't install anything myself, but only Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on an Acer 4741g. I use Fn+left/right to change the brightness, but failed. How can I control the brightness levels?
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12.04 boots to blackscreen

Just installed Ubuntu 12.04, but when i'm trying to boot desktop in normal mode screen turns black, just black (like turned off), but when I'm trying to boot in secure mode top half of screen start ...
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Error: “Fixing recursive fault, but reboot is needed” need to put acpi off

I having trouble with a Acer Aspire 2010. Whenever I boot, just one moment after grub I get the error "Fixing recursive fault, but reboot is needed". So I searched for it, and I found this workaround: ...
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Unable to connect to wireless internet on an Acer Iconia W500 with an Atheros AR9285

I'm using an Acer Iconia W500, and immediately after upgrading from 11.10 to 12.04, it is unable to access the internet. It was able to access the internet just fine before the upgrade. It seems to be ...
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12.04 Freezing Up [closed]

I'm using a new AO722 (acer aspire), new usb and ubuntu is booting into both the desktop and the installer but after a minute everything freezes. I checked the md5sum, using the 32bit iso. Not sure of ...
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Bluetooth (Atheros AR5BBU22) not working

Bluetooth can't see devices. In Windows 7 working properly. Ubuntu 12.04 and 11.10 lsusb Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux ...
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Cannot change brightness on an Acer Aspire 5745-dg [closed]

I have an acer aspire 5745dg laptop and i have also a very serious problem!! My brightness is always at maximun and I cannot change it with the fn keys or from the power management and my battery ...
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How to enable plymouth bootscreen animation?

My netbook, running Lucid, can't display bootscreen animation. I want to know how to enable it. My netbook is Acer Aspire One D260. Intel Atom N450, 1GB RAM and GMA 3150. I know a tool called rcconf ...
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Brightness keys adjust brightness too many times

Every time I hit a brightness key on my laptop's keyboard, it adjusts the brightness by three steps instead of one. How can I fix it so that it only adjusts one step at a time? I am using an Acer ...
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Acer Aspire One 722 Touchpad Too Sensitive After Upgrade

I just recently got an AO722 and installed Ubuntu 11.10. I was aware of some of the problems with the net-book so I set about tweaking things accordingly. I followed many of the instructions here ...
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Acer Extensa 5620 - Graphic unknown!

I install Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2, I found out the my graphic driver is "Unknown" and experience is "Standard". Please help me know how to install my graphic driver. as per my laptop specs: Mobile Intel ...
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ubuntu 12.04 acer display not proper 16:9

I try to install ubuntu 12.04 lts edition on acer latptop 4752G with core i5 and geforce 610m 1 gb video driver. But when i try for additional hard ware , no nvdia driver is loaded there. What could ...
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Acer Aspire 8951G Nvidia Optimus and HDMI issues

After loooong searches it seems that linux users are pretty much screwed when it comes to Optimus. Does anyone know of a workaround other than trying to flash the BIOS with the hack that will show an ...
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Which version of ubuntu is compatible with ACER Aspire 5732Z?

I have an ACER Aspire 5732Z Laptop, and 6 days ago I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop, But I found black screen in login. I have tried a lot of ways to solve this problem, but there is no way. ...
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Acer Aspire installation of Ubuntu as the one and only OS

I am quite sick of a Win7 limited edition that was pre-installed on my Acer Aspire One 533. I want to have Ubuntu as the only OS on this little thing. I have tested Ubuntu on a pretty unstable ...
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Does ubuntu work on an Acer TravelMate 5742Z?

I have an Acer TravelMate 5742Z, and I would like to install Ubuntu on it. Could someone please explain the following: Where are the drivers for my computer (Acer TravelMate 5742Z)? And if they don't ...
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How do I get Dolby Advance Audio Virtual Surround Sound Working?

I have Dolby Surround Sound Speakers on my ACER laptop. Is there a way to get them working with Dolby Advance Audio Virtual Surround Sound? In Windows 7 it works and sounds amazing. how do I get this ...
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fn + arrow keys don't adjust actual brightness on an Acer Aspire 5740

I have an Aspire 5740 with an Intel Core i3, and Fn + arrow keys still call up the brightness adjuster, but have no effect on actually changing the brightness. The slider moves, but the brightness ...
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Adjust brightness and contrast on an Acer Aspire as5750?

I have an acer aspire as5750. With the intel hd 3000 graphics. When i use the adjustment function keys the dial moves but it doesn't translate to the screen diming. Same with the dial in linux ...
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How do I know which graphics card is being used in a hybrid system?

I have an Acer Aspire 5935G. It comes with hybrid grahics solution from Nvidia. It has two graphic cards; Nvidia GeForce 130GT M (discrete) and Intel mobile graphics series 4. I have just installed ...
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Wifi stopped working on Acer Aspire 3680 using 11.10

A while ago the WiFi on my Acer Aspire 3680 just stopped working. The switch is on and it can see my network, but it will not connect. It has an Atheros AR2413 802.11bg NIC. rfkill shows there are no ...
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Which release should I use for an ACER Aspire 1640 laptop?

I have an Acer Aspire 1640 laptop with the following specs: Processor: Intel Centrino 1.7 cache 2MB RAM: 1 GB Hard disk: 60 GB Which Ubuntu release should I use? I am new to Linux.
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screen turns off on boot

So im dual booting windows 7 and ubuntu 11.10 using wubi, and when i turn on my computer it takes me to the boot manager screen and i pick ubuntu. After that it takes me to purple screen and askes me ...
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How do I increase the touchpad sensitivity on Acer Aspire One 532h?

I got a cheap netbook and put ubuntu on it without even booting into the windows it came with. I am now slightly regretting it since the trackpad is very annoying, it only registers when I press quite ...
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No TV Out or S-Video out with Intel GM965 Graphics

I have in the past on the same laptop been able to get TV out and S-Video out working, but now I cannot do it. The VGA output works fine, but I cannot connect it to any TV that does not have that. ...
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How to get the laptop fan cooler to work on an Acer Aspire 5315?

I installed Ubuntu in my Acer Aspire 5315 but now the cooler doesn't work anymore! I already read a lot of forums and I tried many suggested solutions but they didn't work. I already tried with the ...
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battery backup issues on acer timeline 3830tg

I recently bought Acer timeline 3830tg for my studies and installed ubuntu 11.10 and currently using gnome-shell. I also have changed by graphics mode from hybrid to integrated mode to increase ...
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Will Wireless work if I upgrade to 11.10?

I have tried 11.10 in the past and the wireless was not fixed. Can someone please answer me a simple question and let me know when my Acer ZG8 will be able to run normally without a ton of command ...
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ASPM default enabled on kernel 3?

I would like to know if "pcie_aspm=force" is already enabled on kernel 3 or if it will be only for kernel 3.3 like the Phoronix website says. I would like to know because i want to enable it on my ...
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Acer Aspire One D255 touchpad movement & clicking issues

After installing Ubuntu 11.10 I've got this problem. My cursor always moves to the upper right-hand corner where the power cog is every time I touch my touchpad even in 1/10 second. After that,I can ...
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Acer Aspire One D257 Laptop doesn't restart

i have Ubuntu 11.10 installed with windows 8 on my Aspire one D257. It restarts with Windows, not with this one.
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Why won't my Acer AO522 Netbook detect the power supply?

I installed Ubuntu last night and was extremely happy with how fast and smooth it is compared to the Windows 7 Professional I had on it before. I checked for updates and there were 273 waiting for me! ...
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How to configure Internet/Network connection

I am unable to connect to the internet. I attached a LAN wire but i really cant understand the issue behind it. I need appropriate network drivers for acer aspire 5742. Please help