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Acer Aspire 5 "No Bootable Drive" after leaving it unplugged for several days

I run Debian 12 on my Acer Aspire 5 laptop and have not had any problems with it up until today. I believe I had left it in sleep mode while forgetting to plug it in to power for several days (first ...
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I cant boot any linux distro install in my acer laptop

After a long time using Windows (and getting tired of it) I was trying to install EndeavourOS in my Acer E5 575 laptop. I had no problems with the installation, and everything was smooth as butter. ...
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Debian missing firmware that should be present

I am currently switching from Windows to Linux on all of my Systems and now there is only my Laptop left. It is a Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-514, on which I am trying to install Debian 12.0. The problem: ...
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Unable to install on UEFI anymore

I have an Acer Aspire E15 Start computer with which I have had a problem for a long time and which I cannot solve today. One day I tried to install the latest version of the Debian operating system on ...
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integrated camera not detected/working on Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58

The integrated camera is not detected/working. Cheese says No device found. Guvcview says Guvcview error no video device (/dev/video0) found I have dual boot with Windows 10 and the camera works ...
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Linux Mint 20.3 grub-install /dev/mmcblkX failed - fatal error

I've been beating my head against the keys trying to get Mint to install on an Acer 2-in-1. It does not have Legacy boot support and only has UEFI. I have made sure all BIOS options are correct such ...
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Debian: Brightness control does not work

I have just installed Debian on my Acer Aspire laptop; it has a Ryzen 5 CPU and a Radeon Vega AMD card. All is going pretty much fine, only problem is I can't change the screen brightness! I have ...
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Unable to add PopOS's bootx64.efi as trusted UEFI file after updating to Insyde 5.34.1.10

System Information: Acer Nitro AN515-55 Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-10300H CPU @ 2.50GHz 2.50 GHz Installed RAM 8.00 GB (7.83 GB usable) System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor ...
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Grub Rescue -> Locked BIOS -> Unknown Filesystem (all partition)

I have an ACER Aspire S7 laptop. I originally had to dual boot my laptop. One was for Windows OS, and another one for Manjaro Linux. The two OS occupies the two hard disk that I have. However, since ...
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Acer spin 5 [ubuntu 18.04 freezes when copying files or compiling a code]

Recently I bought an Acer spin 5 Intel-i7 8th gen laptop with 8gb of RAM and 512gb sdd along with Intel integrated graphics. It came with Windows 10 but I wanted to use Ubuntu, so I made it dual boot ...
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Linux on ACER Nitro 5 AN517 51 72CQ laptop

I never used Windows in my life. I am 60 years old with a PhD in computer science (coding since 1974, e.g. coding today https://github.com/bstarynk/bismon professionally), but not familiar with recent ...
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"ACPI BIOS ERROR" while dual-booting Ubuntu with Windows 10

My laptop is Acer Nitro 5 Ryzen 5 Quad Core.
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grub problem after removing ubuntu from dual boot PC [closed]

I uninstalled the Ubuntu partition on my Acer Predator system with Windows 8.1. I went into BIOS and set boot to my windows installation disk, but the PC now goes to the grub command line. I tried to ...
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Unstable wifi/Connection drops with Qualcomm QCA9377 on Ubuntu 18.04

So I have dualboot on my Acer Aspire with Linux Lite XFCE(Ubuntu) and Windows 10. Network Controller: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac A while ago I started having issues with Wifi connection ...
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Acer G9-793 shows two 120GB M.2 SSDs, not one 240GB SSD. Why?

I am trying to install POP! OS to my Acer Predator 17 (G9-793). When going to partition my C drive, i noticed that my 240 GB C drive was showing up as two 120 GB drives and were unallocated. I had to ...
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Unable to wake up after locking screen

Just installed Xubuntu 19.04. When I try to lock my screen it does some weird and crashes. Screen turns off and I have to turn the system off manually. Tried xscreensaver and it works just fine, but I ...
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How do I Get Support for Acer E5-573-54zv Touchpad on a Custom Kernel

I'm compiling a kernel just for learning purpose, and I almost get all things working, bluetooth, hdmi, usb, card reader, webcam, wifi... etc. But I can't make touchpad works, all that I know about it ...
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Second monitor not working

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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How can I recover grub2 (Fedora) that has been killed by Windows 10 using Fedora-LiveUSB, on Acer laptop?

Windows 10 has killed grub2, how can I recover the grub to access to Fedora again using a Fedora Live USB?, I'm sure that i installed fedora in uefi mode, I had used for some time Fedora in dual boot ...
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If GRUB2 doesn't play well with my PC, will an alternate bootloader work?

I have an Acer Spin 1 (trying to run only Ubuntu), and I've read that grub doesn't work well on that machine. This seems to be true, as I have spent hours fruitlessly trying to install it after ...
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How to install Ubuntu from an ISO on my Android to Linpus with CLI [closed]

I have bought a laptop with Linpus without GUI (as far as I know). I downloaded ubuntu on a ISO on my Android. I have: Android phone with internet USB cable An 8gb pendrive that i just bought An ...
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rEFInd won't boot Linux when in place of Windows Boot Manager

I have installed OpenSUSE 15 on Acer Aspire ES1-132 (which is infamous for being reluctant to run anything but Windows 10) and now trying to boot it. The only way I can achieve this so far is by ...
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No Bootable device issue after Installing Kali Linux - Acer Aspire ES1-533

I have purchased 3 Acer Aspire ES1-533 Laptos , I just tried to install Kali linux , created bootable disk using Rufus , and it was a GPT/UEFI compatible USB drive. But after my installation the ...
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Brick Laptop: How to Update Firmware/BIOS from Linux

Model: Acer E5-573G mint@mint ~ $ inxi -Fxz System: Host: mint Kernel: 4.8.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.4.3 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) ...
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Linux Mint randomly freezes

It happens that every once in a while my notebook randomly freezes and I have to restart it. I'm running Linux Mint 18.1 on my Acer Aspire ES1-311-P59G laptop. How can I investigate this problem (i....
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Direct firmware load for ath10k failed with Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377

I'm using Arch Linux (4.8.13-1) on an Acer Spin 5 notebook. WIFI is working, but there are some errors in dmesg | grep ath which I don't understand: [ 2.269128] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: pci irq ...
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Acer Aspire VN7-592G no microphone under Ubuntu, Mint, Antergos

I have an Acer Aspire laptop model VN7-592G. I have had no luck in getting the microphone to work on it using Ubuntu 16.04, latest Mint, latest Antergos. In searching the web I don't think anyone else ...
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New laptop, don't know what linux version, cannot start GUI [closed]

so I bought a laptop that has Linux OS and I ave ABSOLUTELY no idea about Linux. When I start it, it loads some things and then shows black screen with the following text: Acer Linux N1 (1.00.3001) ...
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Detecting turning of laptop lid and device orientation

I'm using Arch Linux on an Acer Spin 5 laptop. The laptop lid can be turned backwards and then be used as a tablet. In Windows this is detected automatically and the keyboard is deactivated then. Arch ...
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PCIe Bus error when booting Archiso and when using wifi-menu

I'm trying to install Arch Linux on a Acer Spin 5 Laptop. I'm booting the latest archiso from a USB-Stick in UEFI mode and even before the system has fully started these errors appear during the boot ...
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Can I try to induce a freeze in my computer to isolate what is causing freezing?

Lately I have experienced some freezes in my laptop (Acer Aspire V 11 Touch). In all cases there were neither high loads at stake nor alleged programs (once I was even typing around simple commands in ...
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GRUB2 not showing on HDMI monitor

I have an Acer Aspire E 15 laptop that I use at home most of the time, connected to an HDMI monitor and USB keyboard and mouse. I have Windows, Ubuntu and openSUSE installed on it. I would like to use ...
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"Security policy fail" when booting Arch Linux from USB drive

I have copied the latest Arch Linux release (archlinux-2016.08.1-dual.iso) to an USB drive (32GB Transcend with USB 3.0) via dd. I'm trying to boot this drive on my Acer-Aspire VN7-791G, but it fails ...
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Configuring touchpad on Acer Aspire-VN7-791G with Linux Mint, changes are not accepted

I'm trying to configure my touchpad by adding options in a the newly created file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf. The file looks like this: Section "InputClass" Identifier "enable ...
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Headphone volume controls Speaker Volume in Acer NE46RS1 Laptop and volume muting problem also

As my HP ultrabook has it's trackpad needing replacement, I purchased a cheap $198 Acer Gateway NE46RS1 laptop and installed Linux Mint 18 on it. This laptop has only an integrated speaker apart from ...
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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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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 V3 ...
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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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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 ...
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