May 7, 2008

Sound card problem in Acer Aspire 4520

Posted in General tagged , , at 9:41 am by asprakash

Recently I bought a Acer Aspire 4520 laptop. I installed some Linux OS includes Fedora 7, Open SUSE 10.3, Ubuntu Fiesty and debian. But None of my installed OS detected my sound card. Finally I removed all the distros and installed Ubuntu Gutsy 7.10 and then downloaded latest ALSA-Driver from http://www.alsa-project.org. Installed this driver. Now My sound card is working fine. Here I have noted the steps what I have done for my sound card problem. It will useful for someone to search solution for this problem. And here I have given the link for ubuntu forums. Seems, more people getting this problem. Ref this page, before you start to install the alsa,

Steps for installing the ALSA Driver:

* Installed Ubuntu Gutsy version for 64 bit
* login in console mode
* By default, the nvidia driver installed. Install the driver by using
$apt-get install nivida-glx-new
$sudo nvidia-glx-config enable
Then retsart the Laptop. Now almost the video problem will solved.

* Updated the packages.[kernel also updated]
* Installed build-essential from package manager. It has resolved lot of dep problems.
* Downloaded alsa-driver-1.0.15rc3.tar.bz2
* Untar it
* $./configure
* $make

* $make install

* $./sndevices
* sudo vim /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base
added this “options snd-hda-intel model=acer” in almost last line. Aft that save it.
* Reboot
* Now my lapy logged in with nice Ubuntu sound. Now the sound card working fine.
Thanks to ALSA and Ubuntu….
This is the common steps for all the distros.
Have Fun..

My short term goal-It should be guide for beginners

Posted in General tagged , , at 8:37 am by asprakash

I was thinking about this short term target in my life since my college days. Early when I entered into my college, I struggled for lot of (Non)technicals issues. Coz I dont have any seniors. In my college we are the first batch students. So I cant get the links and guidance for how to do my ideas like How to study (I was a Tamil medium student), How to learn, How to do a Mini project, Where can I get the resources, How to apply for an symposium, final years projects, job preparation, about companies and of-course How to enjoy my college life.

I faced lot of problems in my job seeking. It was like without any proper preparation, without any guidance and without any motivation. I encouraged myself and finally got a job in my own field of interest.

So on that day itself i planned to launch one site and it should contains technical related stuffs especially for learners, beginners and job seekers. I decided the content and name of the site electronica before 6 years back.

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