Thank you for the reply. Now I ask to the users who have my same laptop and tried different BIOS: which is the best one?
Hi everyone. I just got the following reply from ACER Germany. It looks like they are at least willing to pass it on to the respective department. We'll see what they can or will do about it.
BTW: 3 weeks is a pretty long time to answer a service request. Anyway I am pleased with the result (if any).
Die Fehleranalyse ist abgeschlossen und Sie erhalten dazu folgende
Wir werden Ihre Anfrage an unser Team zur Softwareentwicklung und
Programmierung BIOS geben. Leider kann zum jetzigen Zeitpunkt noch nicht
angegeben werden, ob und wann entsprechende Lösungsvorschläge oder
Rückmeldungen erfolgen. Daher möchte ich Sie um etwas Geduld bitten.
Das Antworten auf diese E-Mail ist aus technischen Gründen nicht
PS: Stellen sie bitte vor allen weiteren Fehleranalyse-Maßnahmen sicher,
dass die neueste Biosversion für dieses Gerät installiert wurde (zu
finden auf support.acer-euro.com).
Good news. There are already 130 or more linux users affected by this issue!
An English Tranlation via Google Translate for us non Germans
The error analysis is complete and automatically receive the following
We will process your request to our team for software development and
Programming the BIOS type. Unfortunately, at this stage not
specify if and when appropriate solutions or
Feedback takes. Therefore I would ask you to be patient.
The answers to these e-mail is not for technical reasons
PS: Make sure you ask before any other troubleshooting measures,
that the latest bios version is installed for this device (at
Forum Do's and Don'ts -- Please familiarize yourself with these!!
Do not give login-as-root instructions. Here is the policy
This Ubuntu better not be dacaf!
Hey, I'm having a trouble trying to get my machine to boot from an SD card. I've tried two different types and they are not working. I think it stopped working when I updated my BIOS to 1.17. Is it safe to downgrade to 1.15?
So is it safe to downgrade?
The BIOS options in 1.17 look different than 1.15 too.
Edit: Hmm, it seems the bios updating utility won't let me downgrade. Now what am I supposed to do for linux?
Last edited by caelestis2; December 21st, 2009 at 10:15 PM.
I tried a whole bunch of buttons to bring up the boot from device menu but I don't think 1.17 has it. I tried all the function keys and the del, esc key, they just dont work.
This is quite annoying.
Edit: Okay, I found that you have to enable the F12 boot menu in the BIOS settings. I opened the boot menu, and the SD card doesn't show up. I think 1.17 disabled the ability to boot from an SD card.
Last edited by caelestis2; December 21st, 2009 at 10:42 PM.