Hello, I've recently installed Linux Mint on my ASUS A7K laptop through Vista (meaning Vista is the host). It's running great for the most part accept for a few issues (that I know of so far). The first issue is the wifi. At first it didn't work. I spent some time googling and reading and experimenting and eventually got it to work by installing the madwifi driver. The only issue now is that when I start the laptop up it doesn't immediately work. I have to stop and restart the device to get it work. I assume that it is initializing the old driver first, but I'm not sure. **Note: I am new to Linux and coming from Windows so I am very much in the ultra noob zone** I can live with this, but it'd be nice if it worked without doing that.
The major problem is that I don't have any sound. At first when I installed the sound mixer acted like there was a working device but there was never any sound coming out of it. I checked the volume controls, made sure everything was turned up, made sure it was un-muted, opened up the advanced and tried all the different audio event types. Nothing. Unfortunately, like a complete %&^@%!(% I didn't plug in earphones to see if I got sound like that. After reading some documentation I was under impression that there was a bug in the ALSA driver. I built and installed the driver that the site indicated would make it work restarted the computer and now the system doesn't even see that there is a device anymore. I'm really lost at this point, have made the problem worse, and have decided that instead of thrashing about making things even worse I should seek more informed help.
This is a link to the laptop: http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/asus-a7 ... 53805.html
I would probably not worry about the sound it but I'm planning on using the system for producing multimedia. I am a student in the video game and multimedia field and am a advocate of Blender and open source software in general. Life would be good if I could use this software on a linux system.