Acer :: Ubuntu/Linux On A 6920G

Oct 26, 2009

Has anyone experimented with Ubuntu or any other distribution of Linux on a 6920G?

I'm thinking of dual-booting it with Vista Ultimate 64.

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Acer :: Ubuntu UNR 9.10 (Linux) Works Wonderful On My 1810tz

Nov 6, 2009

I've installed ubuntu netbook remix, and it really works great out of the box. Didn't try 720P youtube streaming yet.

Pros I found out so far (which are relevant):
- Great battery life, I had 35% left, and I still managed to get 3.5 hours out of it, including one hour streaming (reasonable quality), and half an hour playing Diablo II (game). I'm gonna give an update tomorrow!
- looks are quite nice
- very responsive
- plays 720P and 1080P fluently
- camera works
- wifi works good
- volume of speakers is good
- can be installed from within the windows OS
- pinguin

Cons
- two finger scrolling doesn't work yet, only one finger (using the edge) scrolling.
- keyboard layout had to be set to US
- unfamiliar applications, for some windows applications you might not have a substitute, but that's a con of Linux in general...
- different

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Acer Aspire E5-571 :: BIOS Update - Linux (Ubuntu)

Feb 4, 2015

I have an Aspire E5-571 without pre-installed OS. I don't care about Windows - I am using Linux (Ubuntu).

There are some problems reported by the Linux kernel at boot (UEFI mode) an I was hoping that a BIOS update may solve some of them (ACPI issues and unclaimed hardware). May be very well the Linux kernel but I can't exclude BIOS either.

On the Downloads page, under BIOS tab, there are four current BIOS versions with brief and strange description: versions 1.08, 1.09, 1.11 and 1.24

IF (and only if) I decide to update BIOS, which version should I use? What are the real differences between versions (Release Notes)? Except Windows 8 hacks, is there any real "improved system performance" on other OS? What is BIOS (5.2MB versions) vs. VBIOS (13MB update)?

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Dell :: Is XPS 16 (S541020IN8) Is Compatible For Using Linux (ubuntu)

Nov 29, 2009

I am plannig to buy a dell XPS 16 (S541020IN8) with intel i7 processor . I want to know whether it is compatible with ubuntu. Does any one used any linux on this machine.

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HP/Compaq :: DV5 Running Very Hot Vista And Linux Ubuntu

Sep 19, 2009

My cpu temps at idle according to HWMonitor are 70c for vista and in ubuntu using gkrellm they are around 60c.....why are they so hot? its on a wood surface + underclocked to 1v....

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Acer :: 8935G With Linux

Jul 19, 2009

if anyone has tried any form of Linux on this beast and how much it takes to get all the features working in it?

Was going to use the second hard drive for a second OS and since I am waiting on Proper Windows 7 driver support for it was going to try something else out.

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Acer :: Aspire One Linux/xp

Sep 21, 2008

I was wondering if i buy a linux version of the aspire one to save money, can i switch it to XP myself? Or, since i know nothing about linux, I need to be able to use the office suite and windows based internet explorer add-ins...i dont think i can with linux, or can i?

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Acer :: Linux On 1410, 1810TZ And 1810T

Nov 15, 2009

UPDATED FOR UBUNTU 10.04 LUCID LYNX

Here it comes, updated guide for Lucid.

Packard Bell / Gateway clones:
This guide has also been tested on a Packard Bell Dot M/U with bios v3303, and it should also work on the Gateway clone. If you have a 1410/1810 and something doesn't work, please report back.

What's working after a standard Ubuntu 10.04 install:GraphicsAudio out, speaker mutes when pluging in headphones. Good volume.Networking, both wireless (intel wifi 1000) and wired (the atheros gigabit)FN +:F4, suspends fineF6, monitor goes blackF7, touchpad on / offF8, muteF9, Bloq NumRePag: HomeAvPag: EndUp: increase volumeDown: decrease volumeRigh: increase brightness: skips steps.Left: decrease brightness: skips steps.J,K,L, etc: numeric keyboard ok.What's not working:Audio in: the integrated mic doesn't work.FN + F5: not recognised, doesn't toogle displaysAutomated Install (recommended): I've done a script that should do it all automatically. In detail:

What the script does:Configure gnome-power-manager backlight dim and hard disk power savingDownload, patch, install and setup acerhdfInstall the power saving scriptInstall the debugging scriptIf laptop-mode-tools is installed, suggest uninstalling and, if you want, uninstallFix the brightness hotkeys issue (jumps 2 levels on every key press)Disable ethernet Wake on Lan (doesn't enable when on AC)Disable uneeded services: cron, anacron and atd (they don't enable when on AC)What the script doesn't:Add the noatime parameter to the ext2/3/4 partitions in fstab. You'll have to do it manually.How it works:In a terminal, run ./InstallAcer_11.6_PowerSaving.sh --help to get a full list of options.If you want to install everything: ./InstallAcer_11.6_PowerSaving.sh --installDisclaimer:This script comes with no warranty. Use it at your own risk. I won't be responsible for any damage this could do to your system or data.Manual Install:

Power saving tips:The Script:By default, an ubuntu install won't take too much care of saving power, which is very important in an ultra mobile laptop. You can easily setup the system to enter some power saving modes, specifically the sata controller and the sound chip......................

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Acer Aspire E1-510 :: How To Remove Linux And Install Windows

Oct 17, 2014

i have the acer aspire e1-510 with linux, how do i remove linux and install windows ?

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Acer Aspire E1-510 :: Remove Linux And Install Windows?

Oct 17, 2014

i have the acer aspire e1-510 with linux, how do i remove linux and install windows ?

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Jan 22, 2015

WiFi connection details required to have wireless connection to aspire e5 521 to brother 130c

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Acer TravelMate B115s :: Mouse Randomly Clicking On Linux

Jan 19, 2015

I have an issue with my touchpad on my Acer Travelmate B115. After a while of working as expected - my mouse goes crazy. Like someone touches wildly and randomly on the touchpad including left and right clicking.Searched in the web and didnt found something that worked. Some Information that should be important: - Problem on windows should be solved by reinstalling mouse driver...- It is a fresh installation. Tried several linux distributions and none worked longer than 5 minutes.

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Acer :: Aspire 5920G (Linux) Disabling Media Buttons?

Nov 19, 2014

Few days ago I've installed Xubuntu on my Acer Aspire 5920G notebook. I saw that blue media buttons (these on the right side of the keyboard) started to work as a mouse wheel. Using 'play/pause' with 'stop' I can scroll vertically, and using 'next' with 'prev' I can scroll horizontally. It's quite annoying, because I often use them accidentally. When I was using Windows, there wasn't any problem (buttons didn't worked).Is there any method to disable them (like in Windows)?

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Acer Aspire 5920G :: (Linux) - Disabling Media Buttons

Nov 22, 2014

Few days ago I've installed Xubuntu on my Acer Aspire 5920G notebook. I saw that blue media buttons (these on the right side of the keyboard) started to work as a mouse wheel. Using 'play/pause' with 'stop' I can scroll vertically, and using 'next' with 'prev' I can scroll horizontally. It's quite annoying, because I often use them accidentally. When I was using Windows, there wasn't any problem (buttons didn't worked).Is there any method to disable them (like in Windows)?

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Acer :: Timeline SSD Install Ubuntu

Nov 2, 2009

how to install this SSD? I would also like to install Ubuntu. Can I put Ubuntu on a usb jump drive and have the Acer boot from the jump drive after SSD is installed?

I have not started the notebook yet...it is brand new. would it be of any benefit to install the SSD before it is ever started for first time?

SSD:
Corsair CMFSSD-64D1 Extreme Series X64 Solid State Drive - 64GB, 2.5", SATA II

Acer notebook Specifications:
Screen Size: 11.6"
Maximum Resolution: 1366 x 768

Memory Type: DDR2
Memory Size: 4GB
Capacity: 320GB

Operating Systems: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Processor Brand: Intel
Processor Class: Core 2 duo processor
Processor Speed: 1.3GHz
Processor Number: SU7300
Processor FSB: 800MHz
Processor Cache: 2 MB L2 Cache

GPU/VPU: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500 MHD

Protocols: WIFI
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n

Width: 11.2"
Weight: 3.08 lbs

Battery Type: 6-Cell Lithium-ion
Battery Life: 8+ hours

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Acer :: How To Install Ubuntu On 1410/1810

Nov 25, 2009

I 've never tried installing Linux on any of my computers.

I have Acer1410 and after reading alot about Ubuntu I want to install it on my Acer. Once again - I have no clue how to do it, what do I need and etc. My installation expirience is Windows XP, Vista, 7.

At present time I have Windows7 on my Acer. I want to create second partition for Ubuntu and have some type of boot menu with a choice.

Is there any guide avialable for dummies like me on How to install Ubuntu, where to get it from, how to make dual boot on Acer and etc.

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Acer :: Fatal Bug In Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 6, Affects Timelines

Sep 17, 2009

Does the timeline series have this hardware?

"Due to an unresolved bug in the Linux kernel included in Alpha 6, it should not be used on Intel ethernet hardware handled by the e1000e driver (Intel GigE). Doing so may render your network hardware permanently inoperable"

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Acer :: Guide To Dual Booting Windows And Ubuntu

Mar 16, 2009

how to guide for dual tri or quad boot linux with xp vista or 7 or all 3

Ubuntu is available as a "live" CD, which means that you can use it directly from the CD without installing it. But running an operating system from a CD is slow, to see what Ubuntu can do running at full speed, you need to install it to your hard disk.

The ideal situation would be to install Ubuntu on it's own separate hard disk, but most people don't have two hard drives in their computer, and most people are not prepared to give up Windows. Therefore they have to install Ubuntu along-side Windows on the same hard disk in a dual-boot configuration.

Configuring a dual-boot system involves partitioning your hard disk to make space for Ubuntu. When your computer first starts, it reads information on the first sector of the hard drive which tells it where to find the "boot loader". The boot loader is a file with information about the installed operating systems and how to start them.

The boot loader for Windows is a file named "boot.ini". The boot loader for a Linux system (like Ubuntu) is GRUB (Grand Unified Boot Loader). When you install Ubuntu in a dual-boot system, it redirects the system to use GRUB. When you first start your system, GRUB presents a list of options, including starting Ubuntu or starting Windows. So you'll still be able to use your Windows operating system.

To install Ubuntu, start it with the live CD. To use the live CD, your computer's BIOS must be configured to boot from the CD drive. It's probably already configured that way, but if not, when your computer first starts watch for a message telling you which key to press to access the BIOS setup. Most computers use the F2, F1, Esc, or Del key.........

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Acer :: Aspire 5102 - Ubuntu Starts With A BIOS BUG #81[49435000]

Apr 17, 2009

When I start it everything is fine. You see the Acer logo. Ubuntu starts with a BIOS BUG #81[49435000]. Then when the Ubuntu load screen just freezes. When I reboot it the screen is dead. But after a cold start it's fine.

I don't think it's because of the bug, I've read it's because I have a 32-bit linux on a 64-bit. When I try to install XP it works for a while but then the screen just dies.

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Acer Aspire E3 112 :: Right Click On Synaptic Touchpad Not Working On Ubuntu 14.04 Or 14.10

Jan 31, 2015

I have successfully installed Ubuntu on my Aspire E3 112 and after a bit of fannying around with setting a System Password in the BIOS and trusting the Grub2 EFI settings, I have a stable system that boots in to both Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 with Bing. 
 
BUT , The right click doesn't work on the Synaptic Touchpad. No matter where I click on the touchpad it is recognised as a left click.
 
I've tried installing the GPointing Device Setting but  there aren't any config settings for right click.
 
I've heard that Synaptics have a product (Synaptics Gesture Suite for Linux -  SGS-L) but it's only available to OEM suppliers.

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Acer Aspire V3-551G :: Fan Extremely Loud - Overheating When Run Games Or Ubuntu

Jan 19, 2015

I have the Acer Aspire V3-551G (specifically the V3-551G-8454 model) and since I got it the laptop has had some overheating issues when I run games or Ubuntu. My solution to that was just to stop running games and Ubuntu, and besides that it's worked pretty well besides Explorer deciding to crash randomly (it doesn't happen too often though).
 
However, I've had the laptop for a while now and and not too long ago I noticed the fan would rarely become extremely loud. As the weeks went by, the sound became more frequent, especially if I moved the laptop even just a little while it was on, so I stopped moving the laptop. But now, even with the laptop sitting still on a table, there is about a 40%-50% chance that it will have an extremely loud fan when I start it.
 
What's weird is that sometimes I noticed the fan is too quiet too. When it does this I assume that the fan is actually off which shouldn't be happening because the laptop gets super hot. Sometimes after a while of silence the loud noise come up too, which is nice because now the fan is on, but is also not good because of the volume of the noise.
 
I'm pretty sure problem is coming from the GPU (or whatever the big fan on the left underside of the laptop is). I also suspect the fan had actually been the culprit of the overheating (which consequently caused Explorer to crash sometimes).

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Acer :: New HDD In 6920g

Mar 11, 2009

I have bought a 500gb SATA HDD to replace the stock 250gb one.

I would install the drivers from the website but for some reason they don't seem to detect the webcam etc. I also can not find the link for the bluray player.

Is there a version of the original restore image on the interwebs anywhere

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Acer :: My 6920g And WoW

Nov 9, 2009

I have noticed my 6920g's fan to go annoying loud when playing Warcraft, which indeed is a pretty graphic instensive game depending where you are in WoW.

My question is to anyone else who owns a 6920g and plays WoW, do you have the same fan problems as me? Sure I understand it isnt going to be silent but recently it has seemed to get worse and it's really doing my nut in.

Comments and thoughts, obviously welcome.

I tried doing a search for similar problems but I kept getting a black screen for some reason.

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Acer :: 6920g

Feb 9, 2009

I've just bought the wife a new laptop and it's a 6920g (same as mine lol) with exactly the same spec as mine! but what im wondering is, would it be posible to somehow make a mirror image of my hd and transfer it to her new one? im thinking of using e recovery manager and send her com my user created back up image and then restore it on her side, but im not sure if this would work.

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Acer :: 6920g XP

Oct 10, 2008

Right after Vista got a virus and gave up on me i took the plunge and installed xp little did i know how much of a nightmare it was going to be. i know there are a few more threads like this but my acer has the hd 3650 and i cant find the drivers anywhere people direct me to a page on the ati website but when i download them it says you do not have the proper hardware for these drivers to be installed . In device manager Display adapters isnt even listed.I stil have ? By network controller uknown device usb device and video controller (vga Compatible)

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Acer :: 6920G:hacked By Pca

Oct 4, 2009

I have a 6920G with 4Gb of RAM, a C2D T9300 and the Geforce 9500GS running Vista 64-bit.

For some reason I'm only getting 3DMark03 scores around 5200-5300 but I've seen benchmarks of identical systems much much higher.
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Why is this?

My brother-in-law has a 6920 with a gig less RAM, a lesser C2D T5700 but a Radeon HD3650 and his 3DMark03 score is 10500.

Should my 9500GS really suck so much ?

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Acer :: 6920G Freezing Up

Dec 24, 2008

Any 6920G owner have their hard drive access light stuck on "on" for about 30 seconds or so and have their laptops freeze for this duration? Freeze as in as soon as I click any window, it turns white. This happens every now and then, doesn't matter what I'm doing.

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Acer :: 6920g Won't Turn On

May 2, 2009

My 6920G shut it'sself off, and now it won't turn on. When I press the power button, it flashes on then off. It does this repeatedly if I hold it down.

What's wrong? is there a lock on it or something?

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Acer :: Vista To XP On 6920g

Nov 28, 2008

I've found most of the drivers for xp64bit but i read that tuba speaker doesn't work well (even if you install the corrent drivers from acer) and that's very dissapointing...

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Acer :: 6920g Overheating Or

Dec 29, 2008

Some of us know that the 6929g sometimes mostly during gaming downclocks....

But can anybody explain to me, why i can get the following temps (tested separately)

cpu, max before downclocking:
realtemp: 91
hw monitor: 76

gpu, stock powermizer on
gpu-z 73 (stopped myself still no downclocking)

But then when i start playing cod5 my cpu starts downclocking @ 58 (hw monitor), while GPU @ 63....

Why does this only happen while gaming when it seems that both cpu and gpu can handle much higher temps?

Combined it should reach even higher temps but it doesn't because it downclocks?

Is there something else that can force the cpu to downclock?

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