This laptop has had ubuntu,suse,and fedora on it. Stuck with Ubuntu 8.04. Works good,faster than XP, network card, video,cdrom all work great- BUT sound doesn't work, common IBM problem
on 08/26/2009 – Made popular on 08/26/2009
Hi there,Im Alex from Portugal, im not a expert at linux, iv been using ubuntu on my laptop as main os since last year. Well i like ubuntu and all, but the problem was the stability.... ubuntu didn't support my sound card :S, tht really pissed me off, and i decided to look for the right kernel for my laptop. I changed to Fedora, Mint, Mandriva,Suse, and others...
I hope this isn't too off-topic....my experiences with Ubuntu have been really great, but I've fallen into a pattern where either something works great by default (which is awesome), or it doesn't. When it doesn't, I Google the problem and randomly copy/paste solutions until it works.
In another thread someone said the HDMI doesn't work reliably on the Gazelle. Can someone tell me if this is true? Does installing Ubuntu 13.10 make it work? I use my laptop for a lot of presentations and movie watching so it's important that HDMI works well for both sound and video.
Also, can someone upload a sample of the microphone quality?
hmmm. so I plugged in a TV with an HDMI cable and got video! awesome! but oh no, there's no sound!
This is from a laptop with an ATI Radeon card built in. Analog audio works and plays out from the laptop's speakers. But selecting the HDMI card doesn't play audio out the TV speakers. I know the hardware is good, because it works in Ubuntu, and so linux can do it.
Picked this laptop up recently and installed Ubuntu LTS 12.04.1 and it works brilliant right out of the box. No issues, sound, wireless, webcam, bluetooth all works and works well. Laptop runs the same temp as it did in Windows but far more snappier. Added x-swat ppa for latest Intel driver.
It has been a while and many ubuntu updates since i connected the windows laptop, it used to work fine but this ubuntu machine keeps telling me the cable is unplugged. When i boot into windows XP the network works fine and the laptop can connect through the network to use the internet. I have a very simple home network ... 3 pc into one switch.