Well I'm tired of having Windows 7 starter and all of it's issues. Two of them being the 2 minute boot and 10-15 minute shutdown without updates and 30-50 minute shutdowns with updates. Others being the copious amounts of viruses. Anyway I'm no longer a fan of Microsoft.
So my question for you guys is should I get Ubuntu? I have an Acer Aspire One with an Intel Atom 1.66 GHz processor and 512KB cache and a tiny 1 GB of Ram. Do you think it will run fine on my computer or should I try a different variation of Linux?
Thank You, Cheeseman
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Jul 21, 12 at 6:26am
That was the past, but here is what happened after: I never did get that mic working in Mint 11, so I bought an external mic and It worked like a dream. About 2 weeks later Windows BSoD'd while updating and fragmented all the partitions on the hard drive. With Win 7 dead and Mint limping along I made one last boot USB with Mint 11 on it and used the whole hard drive for it. It lived and sustained much abuse, but I got curious and started to distro hop after Gnome 2 ended it's long and stable life. I used around 30 distros if only I could remember them all. I eventually found my way back to Mint after hearing Cinnamon was finally in a stable release. It's been almost a year, so I figured a long edit of what has happened since then was in order.
Nov 08, 11 at 8:26pm
Thanks I will try that. Sorry I didn't Notify you I normally do. :L
Nov 08, 11 at 7:57pm
Sorry, Cheeseman, I missed your reply. Can you notify me when you reply so that I won't miss it again? =^^=
Anyway, I've been searching around for fixes and found a relatively easy one that should work. Try:
1. Open a terminal and type the following:
gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
2. Add the following as a new line at the end:
options snd-hda-intel model=acer-aspire
If the above doesn't work, change step 2 to the following instead:
options snd-hda-intel model=auto
Nov 06, 11 at 6:43am
I still have no mic... At least I'm duel booting at the moment.
Oct 31, 11 at 7:23pm
Webcam is working and I uploaded my control panel fro Alsa... I removed pulseaudio to get the webcam working and it seems like It improved other things to that revolved around audio. The mic is all I need now.
Oct 31, 11 at 5:29am
Cheeseman: You shouldn't need to install alsa if you've already got pulseaudio, but anyway... can you take a screen shot of your volume control, both in alsa and pulseaudio (if you have both). Supposedly the mic sometimes may not work until a jack is sensed and/or removed from the line-in/mic jack, or you might need to decouple the mic channels (the screenshots I asked for should help us in helping you with that).
Also, is the webcam working already?
Oct 31, 11 at 4:29am
I'm on an Acer Aspire One D255-2509... Linux Mint 11 main release so it used pulseaudio instead of Alsa. I just installed Alsa but how do i get the mic to work? There are two captures in the config area. There is Capture and capture 1.
Oct 31, 11 at 4:21am
Cheeseman: The webcam on the Aspire One should work — it uses the uvcvideo driver, which I believe is installed out of the box. You could install Cheese to test it. As for the mic, it should also work out of the box. Mint uses ALSA Mixer, I believe — go into the settings and adjust both Mic/Mic Boost and Capture.
If that fails, can you tell us exactly what Aspire One model you have (there are several devices that use that name) and what specific version of Mint you're using (LMDE, the main release, etc.)?
Oct 31, 11 at 2:55am
One more thing... my mic and webcam don't work on my Acer... after some research the only fixes were for Linux 10 and the software used is no longer updated and I can't find the link for it... any good things to replace pulseaudio with?
Oct 29, 11 at 5:12pm
It fixed its self after a few reboots...
But now windows is complaining. >_< It yelled at me for modifying the program that boots it. It runs without any issues (besides it being windows) but little does it know it's boot file isn't even there any more.
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