Updating bios asus 1215n
As noted above both VGA Chips can be used in Linux.
Ultimately, Intel has failed to provide a decent workable Linux driver, either free or non-free, for its own piece of hardware. The touchpad is Elantec with integrated buttons - takes getting used to.
Used to be recognized as a mouse in Lucid so that no touchpad configurations where available. Solution was to install bcmwl-kernel-source to get it to work.
This is easier than trying to enable it on the old kernel.
(If you can't do this you may be able to use ndiswrapper to enable wireless temporarily in order to download the updates.) Sound & Video) and go to the input devices tab. Drag the front left slider to about 80% and drag the front right slider to 0%.
The same issues as mentioned above for the same BIOS version, with the added complication that the wired ethernet driver is not supported automatically. The only proviso is that, since you are manually inserting the module into the kernel, after every kernel update, you'll have to repeat the procedure. However, Acer provides BIOS update on it's support site, and it solves the keyboard issue. To get the Nvidia chip working you would need to figure out how to install/use vga_switcheroo.