I like to play around with different Linux distros, whichever is the latest and has a positive review, find its way to my computers. The recent release of Ubuntu (7.04 Feisty Fawn) works great on my laptop, except for one problem, the internal speakers doesn’t work, but the external speakers or headset works great. Everything works fine, Intel wireless, media card reader, internal mic, wide screen resolution, touch pad…. except for internal speakers. Previous Ubuntu version (6.10), and SimplyMepis 6.5 works fine though, but I already have Ubuntu 7.04 installed, and haven’t got the time yet to fix the problem myself. It doesn’t bother me though, but of course I want everything to work. After a month of waiting, a kernel update today was waiting to be installed, so I did install it, and after a reboot, the sound problem was fixed. This is one of the great things in open source community, report a bug, wait for a while, and you’ll get your fix.
Current Laptop Specs:
- Intel Core Duo T2300
- Intel 945GM Express Chipset
- Intel 3945 a/b/g ProWireless
- Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
- WXGA TFT Glare Type Display (1280×800 max)