02 July, 2014

Brightness on Acer E1-570

In a thread on http://www.linlap.com/acer_aspire_e1-571 Jan gives this solution:

 I had the same problem and found this solution in “http://www.askubuntu.com”:

Try editing /etc/default/grub with the following values:

Open a terminal and type sudo gedit /etc/default/grub.

First try changing the line that reads:


GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=“quiet splash acpi_backlight=vendor”

Then save, close gedit and type sudo update-grub and reboot the computer.

01 July, 2014

Linux Mint up and running on Acer E1-570

Installing linux on the Acer was not exactly easy. Apparantly there was some kind of error on the harddisk. The steps in order to install Linux Mint were:

  1. Download SystemRescueCD.
  2. Boot Acer e1-570 in Legacy mode (change the bios settings. When you see the "Acer" during boot press F2. Then change the boot mode to Legacy.)
  3. Delete all partitions on the harddisk and make some new ones: boot / home and swap.
  4. Download Linux Mint .iso - I have chosen the 64bit Cinnamon version.
  5. Install the .iso to a USB drive via dd.
  6. Boot and install Linux Mint from the external harddisk.
  7. I have chosen to install Linux Mint on the entire harddisk. 
And then ... everything worked. Even the ethernet and the wifi and the trackpad. After all Linux seems to work like a charm on this system. Well that is everything apart from the brightness of the screen. And I'd like an option like killing the oversentitive trackpad. I guess these minor things are a matter of tweaks.

But killing Windows 8 was not easy.

By bye Windows ... ;-)