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Ubuntu 7.04 (Fiesty Fawn) on a W3J

Discussion in 'Linux Compatibility and Software' started by contro, Apr 20, 2007.

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  1. contro

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    Intel® 945PM Express Chipset has integrated audio. Sometimes its called Intel HDA. I don't think anything is from Realtek.
     
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    is the chipset Azalia?
     
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    Is this what the chipset is for the audio?
     
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    Actually I think it be the Realtek ALC883 for the W3J. Hasn't solved anything yet though.
     
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    Try this in the terminal:

    "sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base"

    Now insert "options snd-hda-intel position_fix=1 model=laptop-eapd" into the file you just opened, at the bottom, and reboot. I'm not in ubuntu right now, but I'm pretty sure that's what I did. Sound has been running flawlessly on my w3j since dapper drake (and now feisty).
     
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    Thanks, jaredsch17 - the fix you posted worked perfectly!

    With sound operational, the side buttons are the only component of the W3J not functional under Ubuntu; anyone got those working?
     
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    I've never been able to get the side buttons to work either...they just do random stuff (shut off screen, lock screen, etc.).
     
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    So, the side buttons.

    The media buttons (left side) were easy to set using System --> Preferences --> Keyboard Shortcuts, however they only control the default media application (which I believe is Rhythmbox, and is terribly bland). As far as I know, there isn't an easy way of changing this default in Ubuntu - I'm still looking into this, and any suggestions would be welcome.

    I did manage to get the media player-startup button (top, left side) to work, thanks to the Ubuntu forums. Set it to launch the music player (using the above Keyboard Shortcuts window), then enter sudo ln -s /usr/bin/amarok /usr/bin/rhythmbox in Terminal. This will change all (?) associations with Rhythmbox to Amarok, or whichever player you enter after the first /usr/bin/. Just remember to uninstall Rhythmbox before doing this.

    I'm looking into the hardware-toggle buttons (the right side); they appear to trigger scripts in /etc/acpi, though I need to research a great deal more before I start messing around in there.
     
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    Thanks for the help with the side buttons, they seem to be working nicely. The right buttons aren't quite worth the risk to me at the moment, I'm just happy to have my multimedia buttons back :)
     
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    You are the man!
     
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    Good to know that your media buttons are operational, jaredsch17! Mine, on the other hand, took a bit more work. I was unable to change the default music player (which is, frankly, a Ubuntu design flaw - speak up in this thread if you want that changed) but there turned out to be an easy alternative (for Amarok, at least). Simply disable the media functions in Keyboard Shortcuts, then in Amarok go to Settings --> Configure Global Shortcuts - from there you can set play/pause, stop, and skip (as well as many other functions).

    Five down, five more to go.
     
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    NICE!

    This thread has helped me tremendously. :)

    Do you guys have the scroll working on the track pad?
     
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    Yes, I figured that out a week or so ago... but I don't really remember the method :eek: . I believe it involved editing the xorg.conf file, then resuscitating Ubuntu using the command line (it crashed the GUI; I think this is tied to the X1600/feisty problems). If I have time, I'll see if I can find the guide I used - unless anyone else has a more reliable technique?
     
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    excellent sound works had to reinstall ubuntu last line when you type in
    sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base

    somehow got deleted! now if I can get ubuntu to play my korean and japanese music I will be in business.
     
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    anyone have a step by step solution for getting hibernation to work?
     
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    as well as better battery life improvement tips.
     
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    I recently ran into an issue where ubuntu was screwing up really badly first the nic would not work then it would complain about the window manager not coming up. I was dual booting my w3j with windows xp and Ubuntu fiesty(7.04). The problem apparently was windows powermanagement on my NIC. I have put together a "guide" on how to fix this.

    Thanks tedu
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    This also fixes the x windows error and related...the first time this happened to me I reinstalled ubuntu ...grr fixed it.
     
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    Hi Im very new to Ubuntu, I have just installed it on my W3J. I have a few questions.

    1. How can i get the correct screen resolution?
    2. When i Enable "ATI accelerated graphics driver" I dont get promted to restart and it still says "Not in use"

    Thanks
     
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