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The firmware file might have changed names, Pilot6 has a PPA with the firmware file sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hanipouspilot/rtlwifi sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install linux-firmware Reboot


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It seems that my problem disappeared. I am not sure what happened. Only major thing that is different is the correct installation of NVIDIA drivers. It seems that something with nouveau drivers or nvidia/intel dual gpu system was the problem.


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So I was able to solve most of the problems by the following ultimate solution: Install Ubuntu 15.04 Looks like that the touchpad and graphics problems are all solved by simply installing a newer version. The system still only see 3 GiB and the battery life seems to be a bit worse then what Windows offers but other than this, everything works fine. Maybe ...


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You need to enable developer mode and then enable legacy boot. Then, enable boot from USB. Then, do a standard Ubuntu 15.04 install with a flash drive. This process will delete ChromeOS.


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No it's not heavy at all. Especially with that much ram. Ubuntustudio is one of the lightest running desktops. The extras are installed software for media that do not run in the background. Ubuntustudio actually runs really well even on old hardware as it uses the xfce desktop. I've ran Ubuntustudio on old XP and Vista computers and they ran nice whereas ...


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You installed ubuntu in UEFI mode or in legacy BIOS mode ? Try switching between the two modes and reboot your computer. Configure the BIOS to boot from internal HDD.


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boot into your lubuntu live-usb, and when it asks you ether to install alongside windows or delite windows and only install lubuntu, choose something else. there create three ext4 partitions, first size it at least 20gb an mount it as / second which you gonna mount as home size it to your liking this will contain all your personal files. 3rd size it as ...


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For root file system you have to select (/) as your mountpoint. This sets the partition used as the primary drive by the system. If you still have problems installing Lubuntu, provide us with more information about the errors, so as to help us better understand the problem.


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A simple workaround would be to execute the script which toggles the touchpad on / off at a system runlevel low enough before X is up and running, to make sure that the touchpad is working before a GUI is even started. So /etc/rc.local should be ok, but unfortunately I can't say a definitive word on this since I don't have my Ubuntu machine handy right now, ...


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EGWest, when booting up, press F2 to enter the BIOS screen. You can cycle through the available screens and select 'legacy boot' if UEFI makes you uneasy. However, I've the same laptop and I can't Ubuntu or Fedora to run in either legacy mode or UEFI. It might work now, because acer just released a BIOS update for our machines, but I'm not sure yet. FYI ...


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Thanks for the answers! I've installed Lubuntu alongside Windows XP and now have a dual boot system on this Acer Aspire laptop. I didn't even need to point which partition to install to, it immediately suggested the data partition which I've prepared for installation before. Windows OS partition and hidden recovery partition were left untouched. ...


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Once you've picked your OS (I think Lubuntu would be your best bet as well) it should be pretty straightforward from there. create a bootable drive (you need to determine if your computer can boot from USB or CD/DVD). You also may need to access your BIOS settings, which you usually get to from hitting F11/F10/F12 repeatedly at startup. from here, make ...


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We have an Acer Aspire 5253 which runs Lubuntu very well but its stats are quite a bit better than those, especially the RAM. I am pretty sure stock Ubuntu 14.04 won't work well at all with 512 meg. Also I don't think you can use 64 bit Ubuntu because that is a 32 bit processor according to this Intel site. My 2 cents worth is to try running 32 bit ...


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I didn't know why it's happened , also I check my fstab by blkid to have right UUID and it was true so I use this script for upgrade my kernel to 4.0.1 stable: for 32 bit : $ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.0.1-wily/linux-headers-4.0.1-040001_4.0.1-040001.201505081133_all.deb $ wget ...



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