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Old 05-01-2014, 02:17 PM   #1
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Will Ubuntu 14.04 run on Acer Aspire laptop?


I have tried, in the past, to install 11.04 on a couple old tower computers and they would not run because of the video boards. Now I have this Acer laptop and would like to install 14.04 on it. If it will work can someone tell me the correct ISO to download. Then I will have lots of questions. Thanks, Carl

Acer Aspire 7741Z-5731
3 gigs Memory
1.86 GHz.
250 GB HDD
Intel HD Graphics
Windows 7 64bits
 
Old 05-01-2014, 02:47 PM   #2
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you can try running 14.04 without installing with unetbootin made usb flash. If it works you can install alternative desktop environment for a speed inprovement..


please stay on topic, ask another question if unrelated to thread title.
 
Old 05-01-2014, 02:48 PM   #3
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in other words, you're already looking for someone to blame before you even started.
not me, though.

but to answer your question:
100% yes; you might run into problems, none of which are unsolvable.

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Old 05-01-2014, 02:53 PM   #4
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When I installed 14.04 on my Desktop.
I went with

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...tion/MinimalCD

and went with Icewm window manager.

There are pre-choices for installing Desktop Environments during the install process that you can choose from. XFCE will be a safe choice for you if not
knowing how to go about a minimal install process.

http://www.maketecheasier.com/instal...on-old-laptop/
 
Old 05-06-2014, 10:15 AM   #5
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Well, I had install problems right from the get go. I downloaded Mini and full desktop ISO. Burned both to DVD. Did a try befor install of the full version and the program ran fine so no problem with vidio. Tried install of Mini and program would not connect to my WIFI. Tried install from full version and same problem. Would not connect to WIFI. I couldn't go on from there.

I blame Ondoho!

Any thoughts? Carl

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Old 05-06-2014, 11:04 AM   #6
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Mini iso I used my Ethernet cable.
Quote:
Any thoughts?
Not enough info from you.

Quote:
Tried install of Mini and program would not connect to my WIFI. Tried install from full version and same problem. Would not connect to WIFI. I couldn't go on from there.
Wifi won't work is like saying my motorcycle won't start. Now if you go into details on what type of motorcycle (make and model in detail), it does not turn over. It turns over but does not fire up. It fires up but
won't stay running.

You know, stuff like that.

P.S. While installing XP on my IBM A22M lappy. My Wireless B Texas Instruments Chip POS pcmcia card
would not connect after XP installed either. I had to search to see why that was so.

It makes it harder to sell it without a working wifi for clueless computer users.
Imagine that.
 
Old 05-06-2014, 11:35 AM   #7
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When I said it would not connect to WIFI, I put in password for WIFI when asked and it would try to connect but was unable to connect. I will go with cable. Thanks
 
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When I said it would not connect to WIFI, I put in password for WIFI when asked and it would try to connect but was unable to connect. I will go with cable. Thanks
Is your wifi wpa-psk like mine?

I mention this because on that wireless card I mentioned. It is not capable of connecting to wpa-psk secured wireless. It has to be set up as wep for it to work. This is in Windows XP I am
talking about even.


The card is older than wpa so no chip capabilities for that in the card.


Edit: but if you are talking about the newer Acer with Windows 7.
Then my post is moot.

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Old 05-06-2014, 11:54 AM   #9
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Is your wifi wpa-psk like mine?

I mention this because on that wireless card I mentioned. It is not capable of connecting to wpa-psk secured wireless. It has to be set up as wep for it to work. This is in Windows XP I am
talking about even.


The card is older than wpa so no chip capabilities for that in the card.


Edit: but if you are talking about the newer Acer with Windows 7.
Then my post is moot.
I don't beleave it's the same card. This laptop is not very old. Came with Windows 7 and WIFI worked right from the get go. Carl
 
  


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