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Old 03-05-2011, 04:44 AM   #1
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initial problems with ubuntu 10.04 LSI-sound, bluetooth, webcam, programming

i am new to linux, hav recently installed ubuntu 10.04 LSI as the only OS on my HD(500 GB). I am facing the following problems:
1.there is no sound, not even the welcome music on startup.
2.How do i activate my bluetooth?
3.How do i make my webcam work?
4.How do i activate C and C++ programming? I have installed the packages for code:blocks but i prefer the terminal oriented programmming rather then the "look-nice" feel of code:block
Old 03-05-2011, 06:34 AM   #2
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the sound problem is solved ...all i did was type this code in the terminal window..and install smplayer and vlc:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install linux-alsa-driver-modules-$(uname -r)

next i installed mplayer from System>Administration>Synaptic Packet Manager>smplayer
then i used this code(the first ppa is for vlc 1.1.x and the next ppa is to avoid an error from smplayer):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/vlc
sudo add-apt-repository ppapa:rvm/mplayer (please note: the colon+p is showin a smiley here)
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc mozilla-plugin-vlc

First and foremost, check if in System>sound, the volume is not muted.

just finished watchin a video in smplayer with perfect sound...
Someone please suggest some remedy for activating bluetooth,webcam and C programming...

thank you

Last edited by tanaya_chaudhuri; 03-05-2011 at 06:39 AM.
Old 04-30-2011, 03:03 PM   #3
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Dear Tanaya,
I am myself having problem with bluetooth not wanting to pair my headset. I have posted in this forum.
Have you tried this guide:
It did not work for me, but maybe for you yes.
installing camorama from adding/removing software should recognize you webcam.
what is the output of typing
in your terminal?
For C++ try adding/removing software : programming
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:59 AM   #4
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network manager seems annoyed... and i m getting irritated :(

I hav been using ubuntu 10.04 LTS for the last 5 months... used tata photon plus for networking ...everything went fine when couple of days ago, after doing normal updates as listed by the update manager, sound went off.. to solve this, i had to remove and reinstall certain packages as listed in, i had to restart, after restarting, the sound problem was gone but the network manager icon went off, the modem was not getting power from the computer though the LAN wire was connected. To add to dismay, the mobile broadband connections that i had added to the network manager were gone. I tried adding the tata photon plus (huwaein) again but could not be added, reinstalled usb-mode switch data and related packages, but still the computer doesnot detect the photon as usb device...

I have broadband dsl connection and tata photon plus too but cant use any of them.



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