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Sound problems/wireless problems[SOLVED]

Postby crouton351 on Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:20 am

I am running:
MInt 8 main edition
Windows 7 Hope Premium
On:
Asus K60 Laptop
4GB RAM
2.2 GHz core 2 duo

I hope that helps.
My problem is this: I have ok sound and wireless connectivity when I use win7, but when I use Mint 8 bad stuff happens. My sound output is much lower and my wireless connectivity is worse. I can easily get 4/5 to 5/5 bars in windows, but only 2/5 in mint. My connection also unexpectedly drops for some reason. I think that I need to install new drivers for the sound card and wireless. I'm looking up my hardware right now to give some more info.
My question: How do I make Linux Mint as loud and connected as windows?
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Re: Sound problems/wireless problems

Postby xnostradamusx on Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:00 am

to find what hardware your laptop is using open up terminal and type

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lspci


ill try to help with regards to the sound try to open a terminal and type

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alsamixer


from there you can press [TAB] and choose All

then you can press the arrow key UP so you can maximize your sound output and make sure the boxes has a green color by pressing ENTER because if it has no color it means its muted.

then you can press exit to exit the alsamixer options.

close terminal.

with regards to your wireless if youre wireless is the atheros wireless you can try this code if it helps

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sudo aptitude install linux-backports-modules-wireless-karmic-generic


i hope all your problems is solved after this.
~cheers~

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Re: Sound problems/wireless problems

Postby crouton351 on Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:43 am

My sound has been fixed; thank you. Now I'm going to try to fix my internet connection.
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Re: Sound problems/wireless problems

Postby xnostradamusx on Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:06 am

glad it manage to fix your sounds, im still looking forward for you to fix your wireless issues so that you can enjoy your mint if it did fix it do response here and edit the title and add <SOLVED> so that other people will be able to use the same fix you used to fix the problem
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Re: Sound problems/wireless problems[SOLVED]

Postby crouton351 on Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:31 am

I'm going to say that it did work, because now I have a better connection. Thank you!
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Re: Sound problems/wireless problems

Postby crouton351 on Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:32 am

Also, I like your little tux holding a B.C. Rich. I bet he can shred. :D
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Re: Sound problems/wireless problems

Postby xnostradamusx on Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:39 am

i see so all your problem is solved now, only left for you to do is edit the topic title and add to the last part <SOLVED> so that this would be useful for other people who has the same problem as you
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