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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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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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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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Can't adjust brightness on my laptop

I'm having difficulty in adjusting brightness on my Acer Aspire 4740: Screen 14.1-inch glossy LED-backlit, 1366x768 res CPU Intel Core i5-430M 2.26-GHz RAM 1GB DDR3 HDD 320GB Graphics ...
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Error “fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed”

I am trying to install ubuntu for the first time. (long time windows user, first time linux!) Version = 11.04 Hardware = Acer Travelmate 4050 I can boot from USB or CD and it loads fine I have ...
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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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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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How do I adjust the screen brightness on an Acer Aspire One D270?

My system specifications are: Ubuntu 12.04, 64-bit, Acer Aspire One D270, Intel Atom CPU The usual brightness increase/decrease key combination using Fn key doesn't work in Ubuntu as many pointed ...
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Plymouth and GRUB do not show at all [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit as my only OS on my desktop computer, which used to only run Ubuntu 10.04 LTS until I had the time to upgrade it with a fresh install. It uses integrated NVIDIA graphics ...
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How to Disable touchpad while typing on Aspire One

I want to disable the touchpad while I type on my Aspire one netbook. If I issue the command syndaemon the synaptics driver is not detected: Unable to find a synaptics device So, I added the ...
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Acer Aspire 1551 Will Not Wake After Suspend

I have an Acer Aspire 1551-5448 Netbook that is running Ubuntu 10.10 64bit Desktop. I'm loving making the move to Ubuntu but my major stopping point is waking the laptop from a suspend/hibernate ...
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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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Chromebook install Ubuntu but I can not to start Ubuntu. Acer C7

I followed all details in Johnny Phung's video Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on Acer C710 Chromebook (Complete Guide), but at the end of install and reboot steps, Ubuntu does not start. This is the second ...
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Acer laptop, Intel 2200BG, wireless “disabled by hardware switch” irrespective of switch position

I have the problem that on my old Acer Travelmate292 the wireless hardware switch has stopped working a couple releases ago. It worked fine in Windows. BIOS is at the latest version, the switch is ...
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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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Acer Aspire Backlight Problem

I have the same problem as found on this link Screen turns black after booting, backlight only works in recovery mode on an Acer Aspire 5736z I've never used any Linux before so if someone could ...
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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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Hibernation causes crashing on an Acer Aspire [closed]

Hibernation worked perfectly fine in 11.04. Ever since I upgraded to 11.10, my laptop (Acer Aspire) keeps crashing when it's hibernating. I have no clue why. Any ideas? At first it seemed to only ...
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Hard drive clicking noise on Acer AO722

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 on an Acer Aspire One 722. Whenever I'm on battery power I get a clicking sound from my hard drive every 5 seconds or so (this does not happen when the laptop is plugged in). ...
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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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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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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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Acer emachines e725 black screen

When i try to run system (Ubuntu 11.10) from pendrive on my laptop (Acer Emachines e725) system starts but i don't see anything (Graphic - Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics ...
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Laptop screen doesn't work after standby - hit or miss

I have an Acer Aspire 5750 and if i let my computer sit for 4hrs - 48 hrs, when i open up the laptop lid, my screen is black. The computer is still on, but it won't wake up. I use Ctrl+Alt+L to lock ...
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How do you adjust screen brightness on Acer laptop?

I have an Acer Aspire one 5742 laptop. I installed Linux Ubuntu 12.10 on it. I have one problem with it. no matter how I press the Fn+↑ or Fn+↓ keys I cannot adjust the Screen Brightness. It ...
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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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Ubuntu crashes during installation on ACER laptop

I just bought an Accer Aspire E1-522 with windows 8.1 Processor: AMD A6-5200 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics 2.00Ghz 12 GB RAM I boot the disk, It starts installing Ubuntu but it blanks and stops ...
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Acer Aspire One 722 broadcom 4313 wifi

I had an Acer Aspire One 722 with the Atheros Wifi card and it worked fine on 11.04. So we bought 200 of them for our school. However these all came with the Broadcom BCM4313 wireless card and there ...
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How to disable a touchpad on an Acer Travelmate 6492?

I think it's broken because it starts working in the same way when i install their drivers in windows. It's an acer travelmate 6492. I want to disable it because i think that is broken, however i'm ...
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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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Brightness not working Acer Aspire One 756-2623 [duplicate]

Brightness not working Acer Aspire One 756-2623 with Ubuntu 12.04. Also the mousepad right-click isn't working ether. I'm completely new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. How do I fix it?
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Impossible to install ubuntu 12.10 both with wubi or regularly

I've tried installing Ubuntu 12.10 both with Wubi and from live CD (USB actually), neither of which was successful. With Wubi, installing it inside Windows, it gives a black screen after the first ...
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Touch pad nolonger working

I'm running 12.07 on an acer aspire and have had no problems, until I disabled the touchpad using the Fn and F7 keys. This disabled the touchpad fine. But when I went to turn it back on I got the ...
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Cannot Adjust Brightness on Acer Aspire 5332

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 with the Windows installer. It appears to be running fine, however the screen is extremely dull and I don't appear to be able to adjust the brightness... I entered ...
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broadcom 43225 wireless on acer laptop is disabled

I have a acer aspire 5820T with a broadcom 43225 wireless card. I previously used ubuntu 10.10 and the wireless worked straight away, but when I updated to 11.04 the wireless stopped working. I have ...
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Video Problems - Acer v5-122

A couple of months ago I bought a Acer v5-122 with touchscreen. I have had many problems since that day. It came with a defective screen which has been replaced already by acer and it also was ...
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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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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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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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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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Wifi problems Acer Aspire M3 Ubuntu 12.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my new Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3-481T-53314G52Mass and everything works fine except the wifi. The connection always drops down after a few Minutes. I saw some ...
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Problem with brightness settings with Acer Aspire One D255E in 12.04

I run Ubuntu 12.04 on my netbook (Acer Aspire One D255E) and I have the following problem with the brightness settings: If I want to adjust the brightness with the fn-key, I can only change between ...
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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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Wifi adapter not working on an Acer 5755G [closed]

I own an Acer5755G laptop computer. I've successfully installed Ubuntu 11.10 but the WiFi hardware is not detected by the system. Please help me as this is a big problem for me and Being a CSE student ...
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How do I install update the BIOS of my Acer Aspire 4820TG laptop?

The BIOS update for the Acer Aspire 4820TG is distributed as a zip file, containing a Windows executable and a DOS executable. How do I get this installed under Ubuntu without resorting to installing ...
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Four partitions on Windows 7 [duplicate]

I've just made a bootable usb on windows7, and now I want to replace my windows7 with Ubuntu. When I choose the option replace windows 7 with Ubuntu, I need to select a drive. Since I have only one ...