I am new to Ubuntu and Linux and this was to be my learning project.
I purchased an Aspire E11 model E3-111-C0WA (cheap and had 300GB hard drive)
Used Linux Live USB Creator to create an install thumb drive with the following image: ubuntu-gnome-14.04-desktop-i386.iso
First I changed the boot order (usb drive first), then switch to legacy boot.
Ubuntu installed with no issues, then I opened package manager and went into an update - also with no issues.
Problems began when I tried to shut down. Acer began the shutdown process and then just stopped - froze (not sure the right word). I had to hold down the power button to get it to switch off.
Starting was also problematic. When I press the power button to start I get a black screen and Acer just hangs out there. When I press the power button it switches off completely. When I repeat the process a couple of times Acer will eventually boot normally. On average its about 5 cycles to get a proper boot. Matter of fact I am using Acer to ask this question.
How do I go about correcting this boot/shutdown issue?