Last edited by ghoti; 20-03-2008 at 01:41 PM.
Last edited by AirWolf; 20-03-2008 at 08:03 PM.
Double click the speaker icon in the top toolbar menu, select edit, select preferences, tick all the boxes and unmute and raise the volume of all of them. The exact culprit should be "surround", I have to do this every time I fresh install.
I also recommend typing about:config in the Firefox address toolbar, scrolling down to "network disable ipv6" and changing it to true. This will speed up any slow resolution times.
Having sampled Red Hat, Mandrake, OpenSuse and 3 earlier versions of Ubuntu (5.10, 6.06 and 7.04), I was very impressed with 7.10 because things work well enough to work comfortably in Linux. I actually can't wait for Hardy to be released.
"Cultural Learnings of Oinkers for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Nkandla" - The_Librarian
Im installing it right on VirtualBox and already it cant detect my 2nd HDD what should i do?
Try running alsamixer from the command line.
Look, I'd love Linux to work for me because UNIX is really my game, but it doesn't. It never has and doesn't look likely to do so for the forseeable future.
Take Ubuntu for example. The first time I tried it, Grub didn't work and messed up my system and foreced a complete overwrite. On the next release they tried something fancy. It was trying to go to a live distro routine as default when my PC was not up to running live distros. When I managed to get around this it then wouldn't see my graphics (bog standard) much less the sound. When a new release came out I tried again and then found other things were not compatible like bluetooth, modems, etc etc.. and so it went on... and on... and on....
I even tried PC_BSD which made the over-complex Ubuntu install look silly. BSD was a good system but they had problems with the ACPI (?) system which controls cooling -- not something to be messed with --.
Now I check back and see Ubuntu still haven't improved much as far as I can see. It seems like a one man and his dog operation with marketing hype! If a small specialised group like PC_BSD can trump them on the install then that doesn't say much for Unbuntu and LINUX in general, does it?
By all means try the thing, but expect headaches. It's a tinkerers dream
Oh, and yes, the sky is not really blue
Grizzmo seems to give the best instructions there. The option is there... you just need to find it.
But something in here will help you:
If all else fails, login to ubuntuforums and ask them how to unmute your surround sound with step by step instructions. Someone will help you out.