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Questions about Acer Incorporated (a Chinese based multinational) equipment including desktop and laptop PCs, tablet computers, servers, storage devices, displays, smartphones and peripherals.

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Acer Aspire A515-51 Ubuntu Install not recognizing hard drive only seeing flash drive and freezes

I am having a problem installing ANY Ubuntu on my Acer Aspire A515-51. I have tried multiple things including disabling secure boot, Legacy, UEFI, etc. Every time I go through the install process the ...
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How to make that Ubuntu 18.04 suspend when closing the lid of the laptop Acer Aspire VN7-571-761Q ?, I have tried several things

Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS is not suspended when closing the lid of the laptop Acer Aspire VN7-571-761Q, only the screen turns off. It also lacks drivers, since the icons in the Dock look very large.
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Ubuntu recovery mode impossible on lubuntu 18.04.1 [duplicate]

How to start lubuntu 18.04.1 in recovery mode? I tried to press y in the begining of the boot, but it was useless.
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Acer Swift 3 Fingerprint Scanner driver

I have an Acer Swift 3, ryzen 5, model no.- SF315-41. I haven't found the fingerprint scanner driver for Ubuntu. So, I tried the Windows version with wine but it failed. The fingerprint reader is Can ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on Acer Aspire 5742 Brightness does not change

I have Ubuntu 18.0 on Acer Aspire 5742. The brightness does not change using controls or by scroll bar given in settings. I have tried the solutions provided in the following links but they do not ...
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Second Monitor is not working after “driver update”

My Acer monitor which is plugged into my Razer Blade 15 laptop is now not being detected in Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS after installing an nvidia driver (sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall) I have no idea if ...
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Ubuntu with Ryzen 2500u Processor speed capped at 2GHz

My processor does not runs at its full clock speed on Ubuntu, I also tried it on Arch Distros like Manjaro and faced the same issue. Below are the details of my system and what I have tried till now. ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 (new laptop) wifi connects but no internet

I've just bought an Acer Aspire 7 and I installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I can get access to the internet through a wired connection but when it comes to wifi it looks to be connected to mine but there's ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 installation freezes on Acer Nitro 5

first time posting. I have a new Acer Nitro 5 and I'm trying to install Ubuntu 18.10 on it. I disabled secure boot, tried nomodeset and it still didn't work. I got it to install adding acpi=0, but ...
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Can't install Ubuntu18.04 on Acer Aspire 715 [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu 18.04 alongside Win 10 on my Acer Aspire 715. Nothing I've tried works, none of the articles on the web have the same issue. Either the machine refuses to boot from the stick,...
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In Audio Tab it's shown as Headphones connected, while it is not in ubuntu 18.04 LTS on Acer Predator Helios 500

I've installed ubuntu 18.04 LTS fresh install on Acer Predator Helios 500 Notebook, but it's unable to identify state in headphone jack, which is always shown as plugged in and no sound comes from ...
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Grub2 Acer Problem Stuck

I have decided to switch over Windows but I have problems with installing Ubuntu. Firstly, some details. PC: Acer Spin 1 (EU version) Secure Boot: Off Created bootable USB flash drive with Ubuntu ...
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How to enable touchscreen on Acer Iconia Tab W500 ? (worked during installation)

I just installed "xubuntu-18.04-desktop-amd64" on an Acer Iconia Tab W500 and it pretty much works however the touchscreen does not work. Any tips on how to make it work? Interestingly enough it did ...
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How to disable secure boot on acer aspire 5 running ubuntu 18.04.1

I can't disable the secure boot option on my acer laptop. It is greyed out. The boot mode is also set to UEFI which I cannot change as it is the only option. The laptop model is aspire 5 a515-52g-591j....
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unstable 18.04 on acer E 15 laptop

I have recently installed ubuntu 18.04 on an acer E15 laptop. Everything seems to work but the computer randomly shuts down and goes for re-start in the middle of doing things such as web searches ...
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How to install Lubuntu 18.10

I have an Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 14 AO1-431 with a 32GB hard disk. I need help on how to install Lubuntu 18.10 on my laptop. When I try to install it every time it goes in the part where it says ...
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“No bootable device” after installation on Acer Aspire ES1-431 [duplicate]

I've followed the instructions for installing Ubuntu from the official page. I've install it from a Live-USB , all normal until I reboot the system and get the error No bootable device. I've ...
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How to launch Ubuntu on an Acer GX-781?

I'm having difficulties launching Ubuntu from my PC (also dual boot with Windows 10). I have Ubuntu installed and the installation went through fine, but I can't seem to get Acer to understand how to ...
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Problems trying to install Ubuntu 18.10 in Aspire A515-51

I just bought a new Aspire A515-51, and I tried to install Ubuntu 18.10 but I'm having trouble. When I have to select the partition where I want to install it, it doesn't show the /dev/sda: screen ...
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Keyboard dead after lid-close .. lid-open [18.10, Detachable Laptop]

I'm using an Acer Switch 5 (a compact laptop with detachable keyboard) with Ubuntu 18.10 + latest updates. Generally the experience is great, but there is a frustrating niggle: When I close the ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 constantly crashing

My laptop is an Acer Predator Helios 300, Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ, 16GiB RAM, NVIDIA GTX1060 6GB (nvidia-driver-410) running Ubuntu 18.10. Ubuntu is very frequently crashing (something between every ...
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Cannot boot with 18.04 from USB stick on Acer Aspire 3 laptop with Windows

I followed the tutorial on how to create a bootable USB drive for a Windows machine to the letter. What happens when I try to boot from USB drive is I get to a menu where I select Try Ubuntu without ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 on Acer Aspire ES1-533 uefi

I cannot install Ubuntu 14.04 in acer aspire es1-533. After many more attempts i made a uefi boot disk. After clicking the menu item 'install ubuntu' the screen is going white for hours or more. ...
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Default Boot Device Missing or Boot failed

I wiped out Windows 10 from my Acer Aspire E15 to install Ubuntu 18.10 in single-boot. The installation worked but I keep getting at boot time a blue window with this message : « Default Boot Device ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu on Acer Aspire 3 - “watchdog: BUG: soft lockup: - CPU#1 stuck for 22s! [migration/1:15]” [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu Mate on my Acer Aspire 3, with AMD Ryzen 3 2200U and AMD Radeon Vega 3 Graphics, currently running Windows 10. When I boot from a USB and select Install Ubuntu MATE I am ...
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Wayland NVidia Starting Problems

I installed the latest version of ubuntu yesterday. 18.10. Now my computer (Acer Aspire F15) won't work as before anymore. In a normal ubuntu session after entering my password i just get to the same ...
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Unable to boot 18.04 on HDD after fresh install

Laptop was previously a Win10 system, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD. Created a bootable USB key to install Ubuntu 18.04 (no dual boot) and after going through the whole process my expectation was ...
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acer swift 3: microphone not working with ubuntu 18.04

I installed Ubuntu on my new laptop, quite a challenge as I am not well versed in computing. It seems to be working fine, except the inbuilt microphone is not working. Not too sure what to do about it,...
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Wifi is not working at my acer aspire e5-571-36sc in ubuntu 18.04

I've just recently install ununtu 18.04 to my acer aspire e15. But my wifi card is not working. Please help me to fix it.
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HDMI not working on Ubuntu 18.04 Acer Swifft 1

I have been running Ubuntu 18 on an Acer Swift 1, but the HDMI port does not work. If I run xrandr, I get HDMI-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
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Ubuntu 18.04 keeps enlarging my display resolution after exiting full screen

Maybe I'm just a numnut who doesn't know how to use Ubuntu (I'm fairly new to it), but I've gone looking through other askubuntu pages and there are many similar to my current problem, but none ...
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On Acer Aspire 7 A717-72G Ubuntu cannot be installed

I just got my new laptop Acer Aspire 7 A717-72G and of course Ubuntu is the first thing to set up on it but right now the mission is impossible ... After the flash drive has boot up and an option ...
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No WiFi adapter found (Ubuntu 18.04; Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565/AR9565; Acer Aspire E5-573G)

I am a Ubuntu user having some problems. I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 (the WiFi works fine there) and after the installation was done and I tried to connect to my WiFi (in the settings ...
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Freeze when shutting down Ubuntu 18.04 without Internet connection

I am a newbie to Linux, and I installed Ubuntu 18.04 recently on my Acer Aspire VX laptop. But sometimes, when I try to shut down my computer, the mouse disappears, and everything freezes until I ...
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Ubuntu install freezes on restart now on an Acer Aspire 7

So I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows, because I need Win for school, but I like Ubuntu more as an OS. But every time when I install it, it freezes after installing when I press "reboot now". ...
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UEFI boot on Acer TravelMate P259-M

after upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04: NO BOOTABLE DEVICE with 16.04 I kept switching bios back from UEFI to LEGACY every time I booted. Now does not work anymore. It detects USB boot devices, but not ...
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How to access advanced BIOS options Acer Aspire F5-573G

I have Ubuntu 16.04. I have trouble accessing advanced BIOS option on my laptop. I want to enable virtualisation in order to use Oracle's VBox. I googled the problem and found pressing "Fn+TAB" 3 ...
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acer aspire touchpad gestures not working

When I try to load the psmouse module I get: $ /sbin/rmmod psmouse rmmod: ERROR: ../libkmod/libkmod-module.c:793 kmod_module_remove_module() could not remove 'psmouse': Operation not permitted rmmod: ...
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Wifi is disabled on Acer Aspire 4752

Just installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my Acer Aspire 4752 and can't get internet to work. Tried both WiFi and LAN. rfkill sees two adapters: acer-wireless (actually LAN) has nothing blocked, and phy0 is ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 is not shutting down due to some firmware issue and occasionally freezes during casual tasks

Problem description: After I initiate power off/restart, system usually lead to a black screen as shown below or the basic Ubuntu logo screen Then it freezes right on that screen or the display turns ...
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some Networking/hardware Issues with ubuntu 18 using Acer Helios 300

Hope you're fine I recently bought the Acer predator helios 300 8th generation. Main reason i bought it was to use Ubuntu on it. Because i am not used to Windows atall. And i don't like it. Anyway ...
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Accidentally wiped laptop

I tried many times to install Ubuntu from a bootable USB, but I would go through the entire installation process, just to get to the end restart the laptop, unplug the bootable USB and then it doesn't ...
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Wi-Fi and ethernet not working on fresih install of Ubuntu 16.04.5. (Acer Aspire 5560)

I've spent the last two days reading threads trying to get the internet to work on my laptop and nothing seems to work. I can't get an internet connection PERIOD on this thing. The ethernet port doesn'...
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Ubuntu 18.04 freezes on Acer Travelmate 5720, iwl3945 is to blame?

My old laptop Acer Travelmate 5720 freezes occasionally. Here's a snapshot of console after the freeze. From the screen, as I've seen it numerous times, my guess is on iwl3945 driver, but ...
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Ubuntu on external hard drive

So what I want is to have windows 10 on the internal drive of my laptop and ubuntu on an external hard drive. I know this is possible but what I don't know, is what happens when I wouldn't have the ...
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Wifi hardware not working and not found on Acer Aspire One D255

The wireless worked perfectly under Windows7. I have just installed UBUNTU and tried various commands like "nmcli" and "lshw -C network" and "nmcli device show" and more, but no sign of a wireless ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 18.04 on an Acer with UEFI - grub installation doesn't work

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 on an Acer Aspire ES15 with UEFI. Originally, it was delivered with Windows 10, but now I don't want to use them at all. The intention is to have only Linux here ...
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Acer Aspire V15 Nitro (Black Edition) - Won't boot from bootable USB stick

stuck on this issue for 4 days, would appreciate any help! So, I am trying to install Dual Boot of Win10 and Ubuntu18 on my Acer Aspire V15 (VN7-592G). If I plug in the USB drive, it won't boot the ...
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Performance issues on new Acer laptop

I recently bought a new Acer Aspire 5. It seems to have very similar specs to an Asus I previously owned, ie Intel Core i3 and 4GB of DDR4 memory. But unlike the Asus, it has serious performance ...
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How do I use tent mode with an Acer Spin 5?

I just got an Acer Spin 5 and so far the laptop mostly works out of the box with XUbuntu, including pen sensitivity. However I do not know how to get tent mode to work. Can anyone give me any pointers?...