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Any one Using Ubuntu 8.04??

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    Exclamation Any one Using Ubuntu 8.04??

    Recently i installed Ubuntu 8.04 hardy heron..I encounter this strange problem
    My speakers work but i don't get the kind of output i used to get in Windows....
    My Headphones are not working...These are working good In windows..

    My configuration is 1GB ram...
    Intel 946GZIS Motherboard,there is no external sound card ....
    Pls help

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    Hi,

    I do use Ubuntu 8.04. I usually get lower sound volume than in windows.

    However, I'm not sure about headphone thing. I haven't tried it.

    Kind regards,
    Pothi Kalimuthu.

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    Hi pothi....so u have setteled with the low sound output is it??

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    Hi Gurusam,

    Quote Originally Posted by gurusam View Post
    Hi pothi....so u have setteled with the low sound output is it??
    Yes and No.

    I have a powerful 200W Creative amplifier set to compensate 'YES'.

    Ubuntu is not a perfect linux distribution. There are other small things too, to compromise while using it. I'm happy to do so, comparing the numerous other advantages it offers.

    Best

    Pothi.
    Last edited by pothi; 20th September 2008 at 06:39 AM. Reason: Typo

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    I too have a Creative 2.1 speakers....Of course Ubuntu has much more to offer than not...
    Do you know any sites where i can get the drivers of Linux??

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    Quote Originally Posted by gurusam View Post
    Do you know any sites where i can get the drivers of Linux??
    I have never really tried to find such sites. Shall inform you, if I do find some.

    I actually have a dead (under service) laptop with pre-installed XP. Usually I use it whenever I can't do something with my powerful yet useless Ubuntu desktop PC. I usually curse Ubuntu, whenever I do so.

    For example, Ubuntu doesn't support my HP r507 digital camera. I plug it into laptop-XP, download the photos, and transfer them into Ubuntu.

    If you have XP or Vista installed in the same PC where you installed Ubuntu, a reboot would do.
    Last edited by pothi; 20th September 2008 at 07:07 AM. Reason: Typo

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    Yep dude very much true....

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    same here when i was using ubunt sound quality was not as good as windows but graphics... wow

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    Problem solved partially now that i have installed Mplayer and VLC player....they don't provide the output comparable to windows but are much better now.....

    The headphones are still not working

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    which is ur headphone's make??

    and yes sound output and desktop clarity are the ONLY GOOD things in windows..
    For tips, tricks and HOW-TO's:
    http://www.mahendragr.com

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    Mine is Logitech Headphones....

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    Hi,

    This is my first post.

    I am using Ubuntu for about 8 months now. Here's the short story how I got hooked to Ubuntu....

    My old desktop (P4 2.8 GHz, 1.2 GB, 80GB, Intel845) is running XP and is seriously virus infested. Done a re-install and tried some anti-virus softwares with varying degrees of success.
    Downloaded the newly released Ubuntu Hardy Heron and WOW...! I could do everything I could on XP and more.
    Then about 3 months back got myself a new laptop (C2D2.0GHz, 3GB,200GB,ATIHD3470) with genuine windows vista home premium. I promptly configured a dual boot with Ubuntu and now I boot into Vista only and only for gaming. For everything else I use Ubuntu.

    For the sound problem, try to right click and open the sound dialog and then increase the Master as well as the PCM. In the menu try to select a different device and increase the master and the PCM there as well. I am sure you will get sound output as good as vista/xp.

    And by the way if you're not using the Compiz with Ubuntu, you are really missing something. It will make vista aero look like an amateur.

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