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Fedora Touchpad Stopped Working After Update

So I am on the latest version of Fedora. I have an Acer Aspire E15. I did a dnf update about a week ago (it was probably two weeks out of date at that point) and shutdown. I didn't turn it on again ...
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Acer Aspire One AO756 on Mint: fan running almost always

I have an Acer Aspire One 756, and just upgraded it to 8GB and an SSD hard drive. I installed GNU/Linux Mint 17.3 on it and the fan is running constantly, which is quite annoying. This wasnt the case ...
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Puppy Linux on laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 (dual-boot)?

I just read about Puppy Linux the other day. The latest release is called Tahrpup, and is partially built from Trusty Tahr (Ubuntu 14.04). So now I am curious, and I would like to install it on my ...
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Several devices missing from lspci— why?

I've installed Debian 8.3 on an Acer Aspire, model number SW5-012, with the stock kernel 4.4.0-trunk-686-pae. Mostly, it's working fine. But there are a few devices which the kernel claims not to be ...
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MPlayer cannot fullscreen in Debian Jessie (Radeon R7 M265)

MPlayer cannot do full screen in my freshly installed Debian Jessie on Ace Aspire E5-551G-T16Q laptop that has AMD Radeon R7 series graphics. Here is the output from lshw -short -C display: H/W path ...
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Debian live USB has no EFI boot driver and cannot be installed on an Acer laptop

I have created two live USBs in two separate pendrives: The first one has an ISO image of Debian. The second one has an ISO image of Fedora. Equal conditions My laptop: Aspire V11 Touch (aka ...
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Instaling Kali Linux on Acer

I made a Kali Linux 2.0 DVD today from an ISO image file.(http://kali.mirror.garr.it/mirrors/kali-images/kali-2.0/kali-linux-2.0-amd64.iso) I took the Kali DVD and after making sure the DVD was at the ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 Won't Boot after BIOS Upgrade

I have an Acer Aspire E5-573G with Windows 10 installed in UEFI mode and Linux Mint 17.1 installed in Legacy mode. Recently I upgraded the BIOS to the latest version available in the Acer support ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with acer timelinex 5830TG

This is about using ubuntu on a specific machine. I have been using ubuntu on an acer timelinex 5830TG with 8 gb ram and 750gb HD with 1 gb Nvidia G540M. However I haven't been able to use the graphic ...
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How can I get a GUI ChrUbuntu and Wine on my Acer C710?

My ultimate goal is to have a dual-boot Chromebook/Ubuntu on my Acer C710 (Chrome Device Model PARROT RUFF A-D 4223) for my kids' homeschool. 90% of the time they run educational software through ...
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Unable to boot after installing grub for new Arch Linux Install on Acer S7

I have followed the instructions on the Arch Linux beginner's guide to do a dual boot on an Acer S7-392. I only did not do the initramfs part and I did not create the partitions at the install since I ...
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How to enable Acer Aspire One 725 0802 touchpad & F Keys?

I recently tried to install the Elementary Luna OS using Unetbootin. Instead of installing to a USB or CD to boot from, I installed the OS to the hard drive. It seemed to install fine, the BIOS ...
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Hard drive making strange sound

It sounds like the HDD is put into a power saving/sleep mode, spun down, but immediately started up again, and then this repeated 3-4 times, very quickly. How could I find out what this exactly is, ...
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Lower temperature thresholds for sensors

My eight month old Acer V3-571G is overheating: temperature fluctuates between 64 degC and 75 degC with only Firefox running and the exhausts are starting show some signs of melting. As soon as I ...
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How do I stop charging the battery way prior to 100% in OpenBSD?

I'm thinking about using a netbook as an OpenBSD server. I'd like it to have UPS -- so the integrated battery is quite useful. However, I'm very familiar with the batteries going dead very quickly ...