2 Responses to I have Ubuntu Linux 6.06 but it didn’t launch on my Acer 5050 laptop, why?

  1. Laptops are notorius for being difficult to get Linux in general to load on, you should be installing Ubuntu Studio 8.04:
    http://www.ubuntustudio.org

    Here’s an installation guide:
    http://www.howtoforge.com/the-perfect-desktop-ubuntu-studio-8.04

    HTH

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  2. If Acer is anything like it was 10 years ago then it’s probably a proprietary thing. Acer’s philosophy is that you should be satisfied with their computers right out of the box. When you start fiddling around with them – like upgrading – they start to cause problems. I wonder if the clock batteries are still soldered to the motherboard. Hmmmm…..

    I used to own one.

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