Do you run Linux on your Acer laptop? If so, here are a couple of utilities that might help. First acer_acpi is a Linux kernel module to allow control of some of the hardware on later model Acer (and other Wistron OEM) laptops. second, acerwificontroller is a Gnome2 applet that acts as a frontend for the acer_acpi kernel module. acerhk is an Acer Hotkey driver for Linux.