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My machine is 15 inch Aspire E5-575G-75MD
CPU - Intel Kaby i7 Dual core 2.70
GFX - GTX 940m 2GB
Bios - Insyde H20 1.18
To dual boot into a Linux Distro (TBD) along with Win 10 (currently installed)
The newest BIOS version for Aspire E 575G on my device's update page here on Acer is BIOS 1.25, which is the BIOS version that everyone is having issues booting into Linux with from the searches I've done in this community. My current installed BIOS is 1.18. I have not installed any version of Linux yet. All experience has been from booting different Linux distros live from USB.
For it to boot from USB as of now I have to switch to Legacy in BIOS. I ran Tails and Mint from USB. They worked.... kinda. They do boot and it does work, but poorly and unusable in any practical sense both having the same performance issues.
The trackpads response is painfully slow along with performance degradation causing severe delay in using the OS as a whole. It takes 5 minutes to get the arrow to go where I want (only a slight exaggeration) as well as multiple pad clicks to register selecting any given option or menu. Seems to be lack of performance and/or issues with the trackpad but it seems to be both.
I have read that Linux on Acer has issues (both using the trackpad and in general) when booting using Legacy boot mode and with several BIOS versions, especially 1.25. I have also read that once users get to BIOS 1.31 or above that it fixes several issues, but couldn't find that this fix would work for my specific machine and even if I did, it's not on my devices driver page.
I've updated the entire machine and checked device manager for additional updates to drivers on the web as well as using the acer bloatware.
Does anyone have an idea what could be going on here?