Sunday, February 27, 2011

Old Gateway 7330 Laptop with Ubuntu sound problem.

 

Ok, so its like this, friend drops me off his old notebook. Gateway 7330, old as the hills, but Ubuntu will run on anything, sorta like Mikey’s eating habits. Network card is a pain but lots of help out there. No sound, and couldn’t find anything for it out there with Ubuntu 10.10 Meerkat.

Turns out that a quick fix is available. Open a terminal, run alsamixer, right over to external(probably off your screen, so just keep on pressing to find it), press m to turn OFF external amplifier, ESC out of alsamixer and you’re all done. Enjoy.

Cheers
JJ