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Here is what worked for me. Make sure your HDMI monitor is connected before turning your laptop on. Try to close the lid right after you press the laptop's power button. Your HDMI monitor will show the BIOS/UEFI splash screen and then GRUB2. If that works for you, you can also try to place a small refrigerator magnet on the sensor your laptop uses to detect ...


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As per Acer's comments site, you really don't have 240GB. You have a pair of M.2 120GB SSDs. You can create volumes on each, then join them together with LVM, and make an ext4 partition following this article; or, you can use one for /root and one for /home .


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I put a larger article on my blog but will recap below how I solved this issue should my website go down. It seems that the Acer-S7 comes with a RAID0 out of the box, after booting on the USB install disk, you will see devices such as /dev/md126. After installing the bare OS, you need to make sure that you boot with an initramfs which can recognise this ...


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I little bit late for a party but I also had to connect to eduroam at some point of time and here is my config that works (for me at least): Description='Eduroam Tartu Student Village' Interface=wlp8s0 Connection=wireless Security=wpa-configsection IP=dhcp WPAConfigSection=( 'ssid="eduroam"' 'proto=RSN WPA' 'key_mgmt=WPA-EAP' ...


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According to Wikipedia, Linpus should definitely have a GUI, so I'll have to assume that the Linpus installation is somehow incomplete. Based on that, I'm not going to try guessing what Android-compatible file transfer tools might be available. So: Go to a friend, workplace, library or some other location that allows you access to a fully-functional ...


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Your laptop uses a product called Insyde h20fft for its UEFI software. It should be possible to extract the BIOS image out of the Windows based update tool and use it from within the UEFI based updater or by using the updater in DOS mode as I've done this many times with other systems including 15 year old Dell servers. However it poses a significant risk of ...


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An external headset works when I write in the file: /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf The following entries: options snd-hda-intel model=dell-headset-multi https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/alsa-driver/+bug/1523100/comments/52


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You've actually asked two different questions What should I even write for it to boot into the actual OS, so I can access the files and things? The fact that you have a prompt [root@localhost ~]# means that the "actual OS," Linux has successfully booted and you have admin permissions (root). I think you want to start up the GUI. Try entering init 5 If ...


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uname -a This command will print kernel version as well as distribution information. less /etc/issue This file will contain some more detail of the release.


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Run lspci -M, that will show all the devices that are missing. I don't know why lspci does not show all devices, but lspci -M does.


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I have been able to get mplayer to play in full screen by installing proprietary drivers gtom AMD as per instructions: here. I had tried this earlier having installed Jessie for the first time but had to undo the step after rebooting to a non-GUI screen (textual login screen only). I reckon this was due to installing the nvidia-vdpau-driver package that ...


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You may want to consider two other hardware elements which can lead to overheating. The first is bad hardware, such as hard drive or RAM which might be working inefficiently or have damage such that the devices are working harder than they should. You might want to run some hardware scans against them to make sure they are not working very hard to compensate ...


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I concur with ChrisR - to me, it sounds like a classic dust problem. PC's are not just PC's - they are mini hoovers of every spec of dust in the room, and you've had it for 8 years! ;-) 8 yr old laptop - I'd pop the back off, expose the CPU fan and take a soft paint brush to it with a hoover in hand. clear the dust out. - if your less hardware savvy, dont ...


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