So I installed Ubuntu 12.04, I'm very new at this and want to get into the world of Linux but have run into nothing but problems. I have an Acer Aspire 5553g.

  • First off, my keyboard won't work.
  • Second, my computer has more than enough of everything to run Ubuntu smoothly, but everything runs extremely slow. (You move the mouse and it gets there a few seconds later) It's to the point where I can't even use it and I really want to.

I'm tired of Microsoft stuff and I've been looking at learning how to use Linux based operating systems for a while. Please send me some help to fix these issues and maybe some tips to help get me started.

Thanks in advance


  • Check this - maybe it will help: ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1555029 – Marty Fried Jun 15 '12 at 3:02
  • @ChrisTheNoob: Welcome to Linux. I guarantee you there is a solution to your problem; and that you'll love Linux once you get it working. After reading Marty's comment--have you checked your BIOS yet? What version is it? – Jay Sullivan Jun 15 '12 at 5:01

This link which was suggested by Marty Fried points to an ubuntuforums.org discussion thread. The solution suggested in that thread is to update the BIOS of the Acer Aspire 5553G to v1.17.

This supposedly fixes the keyboard problem. Could this possibly apply to your situation?

The most recent BIOS available from Acer for the Aspire 5553G now appears to be v1.23 and is dated May 23, 2011. If it was me I would (1) verify that BIOS could be used on my computer and, if it could, (2) download it and (carefully!) update my BIOS.

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