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Re: Linux for an old Dell XPS 210
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2012, 04:37:56 pm »
Great. I'll give that a go.

The other problem I'm having is no audio. Any ideas on that?

Thanks again.

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Re: Linux for an old Dell XPS 210
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2012, 04:43:50 pm »
This can happen on some laptops. Lets begin by trying:

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sudo apt-get install pulseaudio pavucontrol
Then reboot

This typically has a 50% chance of working.

Now what I am going to do is copy a comment by Mark Greaves that he has left on the peppermint official forums:



is the sound card listed by:
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lspci -vnn

or
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sudo lshw -C multimedia

or
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aplay -l

?

If not, can you run:
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dmeshg >> ~/dmesg.txt

You'll then find a file in your Home folder called dmesg.txt.

Post it's contents on paterbin HERE
and provide a link to it in your next posting


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Re: Linux for an old Dell XPS 210
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2012, 04:44:33 pm »
also where it says here I mean: http://pastebin.com/

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Re: Linux for an old Dell XPS 210
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2012, 04:54:12 pm »
Thanks

Shall I run these commands in TERMINAL from ACCESSORIES?


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Re: Linux for an old Dell XPS 210
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2012, 04:55:46 pm »
Terminal if you would be so kind, you should be able to copy their results into the forum or if they are long then use http://pastebin.com/ that way you wont take up too much space on the linux forum and keep the forum costs down :)

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Re: Linux for an old Dell XPS 210
« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2012, 05:03:58 pm »
DOH! 

I'm so stupid. I've been pulling the PC in and out all day for this and that and I had dislodged the audio cable. I always tell my kids to check that first and now I've made the same mistake.

Sorry.

Thanks again.


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Re: Linux for an old Dell XPS 210
« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2012, 05:07:29 pm »
haha, no worries, I know the pain of that happening :)

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Re: Linux for an old Dell XPS 210
« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2012, 05:21:04 pm »
Thanks again for all your help.

I'll come back if I have any more problems.

Best

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Re: Linux for an old Dell XPS 210
« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2012, 05:30:03 pm »
Skype IS in the repos .. and its better to install from there.

Can you run:
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sudo apt-get update
then
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sudo apt-get install skype

As long as you enabled the "Canonical Partners" repository at "Stage 4" of the tutorial .. then update/refresh the package cache it will be available ;)

Much better/easier idea than downloading it directly from the interweb .. which is a BAD windows habit.
It will also be automagically kept up to date by the updater.
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Re: Linux for an old Dell XPS 210
« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2012, 05:33:43 pm »
Thanks Mark,

I'll give that a go.

Best

Leonbidet

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Re: Linux for an old Dell XPS 210
« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2012, 05:37:29 pm »
Please refresh the page, then re-read may last posting .. I was editing it when you posted :)
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Re: Linux for an old Dell XPS 210
« Reply #26 on: November 13, 2012, 06:50:54 pm »
Ahhh!

I might not have enabled "Canonical Partners" when I did that stage. My bad. Do I just go back and redo that stage?

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Re: Linux for an old Dell XPS 210
« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2012, 06:53:34 pm »
I didn't click the "Canonical Partners" or the ones with "source code" in brackets.

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Re: Linux for an old Dell XPS 210
« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2012, 07:18:03 pm »
You can enable it in Synaptic
menu>System Tools>Synaptic Package Manager
then go to Settings>Repositories>Other Software (tab) .. and put a tick against Canonical Partners
Remember to reload in Synaptic to refresh the software list.
Then search for Skype

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Re: Linux for an old Dell XPS 210
« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2012, 08:54:42 pm »
Yup .. do as SeZo says .. OR .. enable the "Canonical Partners" in Synaptic .. then close Synaptic .. then open a terminal and run:
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sudo apt-get update
then
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sudo apt-get install skype

Whichever way you do it .. you'll then find it in the menus at:-
menu>Internet>Skype
« Last Edit: November 13, 2012, 08:56:26 pm by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) »
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