If this bug is fixed in the mainline kernel, please add the following tag ‘kernel- fixed-upstream’. As such, I do warn that this could break your hardware – this is extremely unlikely of course, but please bear this in mind. Ubuntu hangs, and reacts normally after 10 seconds. Acer Aspire MarkForUpload: You need to log in to change this bug’s status.

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Bluetooth is autodetected by acer-wmi, so if you do not have a bluetooth module installed in your laptop, this file won’t exist please be aware that it is quite common for Acer not to fit bluetooth to their laptops – so just because you have a bluetooth button on the laptop, doesn’t mean that bluetooth is installed.

So far, no-one in possession of an Acer laptop with 3G built-in appears to zcer tried Linux, or reported back, so we don’t have any information on this.

Linux Kernel Driver DataBase: CONFIG_ACER_WMI: Acer WMI Laptop Extras (EXPERIMENTAL)

Original card with no problems: So, clearly something is wrong with acer-wmi. Despite this, what could be expected if it’s not a BIOS bug, is a quirk of some sort that minimizes or eliminates the 10 second delay.


Email me about changes to this bug report. I tested with – v3.

Light blinks on when transmitting b Acer Aspire MarkForUpload: For non-Acer laptops, until WMI based autoloading support is added, you will need to manually load acer-wmi. Peter de Kraker, thank you for reporting this and helping make Ubuntu better.

No Asset Tag dmi. When you dmi bluetooth, you get the reverse – a USB device disconnect event, followed by the device disappearing again.

Excerpt to see the timejump: The last dmesg line before the pause is a info message about acer-wmi. It continues after that. Installed on 0 days ago InstallationMedia: Once testing of the etras kernel is complete, please mark this bug as “Confirmed”. If the mainline kernel does not fix this bug, please add the tag: The screen freezes and the fans start spinning very hard.

notebook hotkeys – problems with acer-wmi

Bluetooth and wifi work, also the volume keys. Peter de Kraker, thank you for performing the requested test and the follow up information. Please test the latest v3.


You need to log in to change this bug’s status. Penalver penalvch on This change was made by a bot.


You are not directly subscribed to this bug’s notifications. Peter de Kraker peterdekraker wrote on Penalver penalvch wrote on When modprobing this module after boot the same symptoms occur.

Brad Figg brad-figg wrote on If you have an Acer laptop that does have a 3G card in, please contact me so we can properly detect these, and find out a bit more about them.

You can learn more about this functionality at https: When I remove the wireless card or reinstall the old original laptip modprobing acer-wmi finishes immediately and succesfully with no hangs.

All development work is now focused solely on acer-wmi. Ubuntu hangs, and reacts normally after 10 seconds.