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Old 03-22-2008, 03:53 AM   #1
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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
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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. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu

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.

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Old 03-23-2008, 01:37 AM   #3
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Yeah

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
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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.
 
  


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