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Old 12-18-2012, 11:27 PM   #1
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Exclamation Reload this Page Acer Aspire V3-551-8469 NX.RZAAA.008 Notebook & Fedora 18 64 Bit/KMS

I've just purchased a Acer Aspire V3-551-8469 NX.RZAAA.008 Notebook and had some concerns i'd like some feedback on. First of all its my understanding that this whole uefi situation will be resolved with fedora 18 is this accurate? also what is the best way to ensure that all of the hardware will be detected and functional my thoughts were creating a live usb. The system will not daul boot with winblows as i hate windows.I also heard that uefi prevents the use of papritory display drivers Will they be updated to use kms settings? Has this or will this be resolved? Any thoughts advice suggestions and feedback are welcome



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These articles are the ones that I have learned from.
They should be a help to you as well.

You asked:
Has this or will this be resolved?
Not sure if it is resolved but it is more than likely a safe bet that the Linux Developers are working on it.

One of our members here just went thru this challenging uefi mess. Here's some help:

Also I remember helping a member with his Acer (don't remember which model)
and he found out from Acer that a BIOS password must be set to disable secure boot.
His option to disable secure boot was grayed out and until he the BIOS password was set he couldn't install Linux.

If your laptop is still under warranty (30 days) do research on this and if you find this might even be the case; if it were me return it for a refund.

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