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Old 12-14-2010, 12:10 AM   #1
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I had installed Ubuntu 9.10 edition many times but I was unable to play audio/video,access to internet etc.
Please explain me where will I get the motherboard drivers for Ubuntu.
 
Old 12-14-2010, 12:14 AM   #2
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The drivers you need should already be part of the kernel. Can you give us hardware information, as well as the output of running "lspci" in a terminal (and "lsusb", if you have USB devices that aren't working)?
 
Old 12-14-2010, 12:27 AM   #3
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You should, as suggested, give more information on your hardware. But what I would also like to add to it is, how did you try to play the audio and video files? And how do you connect to your internet connection? Is it some broadband or dial up? Always on? It might not necessarily be issue with drivers but your incorrect configuration as well.
 
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Old 12-14-2010, 12:30 AM   #4
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I did not get your question because I dont have enough knowledge.But I have AsRock motherboard G31 with Intel Dual Core I guess
 
Old 12-14-2010, 12:43 AM   #5
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Please help me out because I have zero knowledge in linux.Though I have installed Ubuntu OS several times I've failed to go beyond it.I've used it for some purposes like viewing a pdf file or saving a word doc. etc bcoz those software are inbuilt. I have a Lan connection but never does it connects to internet nor does it plays any audio video.PLZ educate me!!!
 
Old 12-14-2010, 12:44 AM   #6
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How do you play the audio files? What player? The issue might not be with the drivers but the codecs needed to play the files. And these codecs might be proprietary and hence not included in default Ubuntu installation. You would need to install them first. Or have a player like vlc that can play almost all the audio and video formats.
But you should first concentrate on making internet work.
What is the output of ifconfig command?
 
Old 12-14-2010, 12:50 AM   #7
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Sir the problem is I am a windows XP user but recently i've been using Ubuntu as my backup OS.
I've got motherboard drivers which support windows XP. So my question is do I need any other motherboard drivers for a Linux OS. If yes, where will I get it??
 
Old 12-14-2010, 12:58 AM   #8
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First, No sirs here. Everyone goes by the first name.
You should rather not require drivers for most of the hardware on Ubuntu. It should work out of the box. What you need is to configure everything correctly for it to work.
Paste the output for the above couple of commands that could give information on your hardware. lspci -vv. This will give information on your pci hardware. Everything that is on board your computer. And ifconfig. This should also give information on your network configuration.
Now where do you type those commands? Right? Go to Application > Accessories > terminal.
 
Old 12-14-2010, 01:00 AM   #9
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So my question is do I need any other motherboard drivers for a Linux OS. If yes, where will I get it??
Again, you probably don't, because they should already be in the kernel. Linux has built-in support for many devices.

We're going to need you to answer linuxlover.chaitanya's questions. Do you know what a terminal is?
 
Old 12-14-2010, 01:09 AM   #10
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Thanks for your reply!!!You said ubuntu does not require drivers for most of the hardware.If I play audio files by a default music application in ubuntu it shows some error and also when i enter my IP and SM and DNS addresses It does not connect to the Internet.
I've not actually tried those above commands in ubuntu but i'll reply in 2-3 days
 
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Thanks for your reply!!!You said ubuntu does not require drivers for most of the hardware.If I play audio files by a default music application in ubuntu it shows some error and also when i enter my IP and SM and DNS addresses It does not connect to the Internet.
I've not actually tried those above commands in ubuntu but i'll reply in 2-3 days
When do you post another reply, please give as much information as possible, including error messages.
 
Old 12-14-2010, 01:26 AM   #12
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Ok, Ubuntu isn't exactly like Microsoft Windows XP. To play media files, you open the program you want, and open the file you want to play. I think the start menu item is called: Multimedia or Sound and Video. Just look around in there. Some types of media files require codecs to be installed, but the program should tell you that, and offer to look online for them.

I doubt you need motherboard drivers, because the system boots up. It is possible the networking was misconfigured, so you might need to load the correct driver. Certain wireless NIC drivers need to be downloaded, but most of them are included in the Linux kernel. The Linux kernel is what drives Linux. Everything else is built around the kernel.

If you wish to check your hardware identification, you can open:

gnome-terminal

and type:

lspci

enter

That gives you a list of hardware. The network card is usually the last item. If you type:

sudo lspci -vvv | less

and scroll with the arrow keys, the last line for each entry will tell you the module (driver). If there is no driver loaded, it will tell you which one to load!

To load modules:

sudo modprobe <module_name>

That should get you going. Just try to work it out. I have faith in you!
 
  


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