Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 03-22-2008, 03:53 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2006
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
Ubuntu 7.10 Drivers [ or the lack off ] support ...

Geez , here I was thinking maybe Ubuntu would get it right with this distro , but no ....

Asus A8N-E MB and still no driver support , and this is an old board ...

+ None of the apps that are bundled will play MP3's , now come on ....
The most popular format for music on Earth and ubuntu 7.10 wont play them ....

Dont get me wrong , I want a Linux distro that kicks Windows ass but were still far from that ....

The good news , Mandriva 1 works ..... Its a shame that such an old distro kicks Ubuntu's 7.10's ass , but such is life ....

Maybe one day they will get Ubuntu right ??

Yes I did download player codecs etc , but 7.10 does not support my MB's onboard sound ....

On the other hand , simply installing Man 1 , and no problems , Full MB support , + plays MP3's with no updates required ...

Yep , + the funtinality of Ubuntu is still dated , you cant right click on an app and chose open with this or that program ....

Mandriva 1 does allow this .... and its about 12months old ...

Oh well , when I get some more bandwidth I might try the latest Mandriva ...
Old 03-22-2008, 10:52 AM   #2
Registered: Feb 2005
Distribution: Ubuntu, CentOS
Posts: 585

Rep: Reputation: 35
Ubuntu 7.10 and Sound

There is a lot of discussion on sound issues regarding Ubuntu 7.10 in Ubuntu Launchpad, and this forum has excellent on advice as well. It would certainly be worth a look.

The problem I ran into is more than likely not the same as yours. However, I found someone's solution for sound not working on a Dell and guessed at the Thinkpad solution, and the sound came back.

Ubuntu 7.10 has been much easier for installation than 7.04 and 6.10. Did you installation complete okay?

My T61p installation stopped on the final reboot, and I wound up having to patch together a working group file from another 7.10 installation, so I could get things like Palm synching working.

Last edited by cmnorton; 03-22-2008 at 10:55 AM. Reason: fix url and add more information.
Old 03-23-2008, 01:37 AM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2006
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0

instal ran smooth ...

Graphics drivers install fine [ GF8500GT ]

But the sound ???

When I get some bandwidth next month ill download Mandriva 1 2008

Mandriva just seems more polished and is a little more refined as far as linux distro's go ... Ive got Mandriva 1 2007 ATM so im looking forward to trying the 2008 version ...

Also have ubuntu 7.04 as well as many other Linux distro's which i may have thrown away as they dont compare to Mandriva ...
Old 03-27-2008, 02:25 AM   #4
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: UK
Distribution: Fedora 8, Centos 5.1
Posts: 480

Rep: Reputation: 30

Try CentOS or Fedora. Nice distros, and with CentOS no multi revisions every year.

Plus support and tutorials are easy to find. Not to mention drivers and the like.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mp3 Support, or better said, the lack of it... winter_hanami Linux - Newbie 7 12-29-2007 06:40 AM
Lack of mp3 support strikes again! (CD Burning) Sean Gray Linux - Software 16 05-17-2006 10:33 PM
lack of usb & filesystem support in 9.3 duff SUSE / openSUSE 6 10-02-2005 06:45 AM
ATI [lack of] support jbeiter Linux - Hardware 0 11-09-2004 09:38 AM
Lack of support? flober Linux - Newbie 1 12-12-2001 03:49 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:21 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration