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Fixing two way sounds on your Netbook Ubuntu 10.04 Remix

If you are using a head phone on a Netbook  Ubuntu Remix 10.04, you will notice that you have a two way sounds wherein you cannot configure it just going to your head phone.  To enable it you have to upgrade your  Alsa (Advance Linux Sound Architecture) version 1.0.21 to version 1.0.23 .

To do this, we must begin by determining our version of alsa as follows :

1. Open terminal

2. Type cat /proc/asound/version

Then the display will show the current version of your ALSA.

To avoid problems during the upgrade of Alsa-utils, we need to stop it with the following command  in a terminal:

3. sudo /sbin/alsa-utils stop

We must then install the necessary tools to compile along with the kernel headers  require for alsa:

4. sudo apt-get -y install build-essential ncurses-dev gettext xmlto libasound2-dev

5. sudo apt-get -y install linux-headers-`uname -r` libncursesw5-dev

Then, we go in our personal folder and download alsa-driver, alsa-lib and alsa-utils  using the terminal:

6. cd ~
rm -rf ~/alsa* ~/.pulse*
wget ftp://ftp.alsa-project.org/pub/driver/alsa-driver-1.0.23.tar.bz2
wget ftp://ftp.alsa-project.org/pub/lib/alsa-lib-1.0.23.tar.bz2
wget ftp://ftp.alsa-project.org/pub/utils/alsa-utils-1.0.23.tar.bz2

After that, we create a new folder for the compilation and installation of the 3 files. Then, we move the 3 tar files that we just downloaded in this folder :

7. sudo rm -rf /usr/src/alsa
sudo mkdir -p /usr/src/alsa
cd /usr/src/alsa
sudo cp ~/alsa

Unpack the 3 tar files :

8. sudo tar xjf alsa-driver*
sudo tar xjf alsa-lib*
sudo tar xjf alsa-utils*

We compile and install alsa-driver, alsa-lib and alsa-utils :

9. cd alsa-driver*
sudo ./configure
sudo make
sudo make install

10. cd ../alsa-lib*
sudo ./configure
sudo make
sudo make install

11. cd ../alsa-utils*
sudo ./configure
sudo make
sudo make install

Then, we remove the 3 tar files in our personal folder that are not anymore necessary using the terminal :

12. rm -f ~/alsa-driver*
rm -f ~/alsa-lib*
rm -f ~/alsa-utils*

Then, just restart your computer and your alsa version should be 1.0.23!

You can verify that you have now indeed have this version of alsa using the terminal:

cat /proc/asound/version

Just to be sure everything is well configured, execute this command

sudo alsaconf

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Globe Tatoo Broadband on Ubuntu

If you want to use the Globe Tatoo Broadband on Ubuntu you just need to install the usb mode switch .

Follow the simple steps:

1. Open Terminal

2. type # sudo apt-get update

3. After the update type # sudo apt-get install usb-modeswitch

4. After installation you can now set-up the globe tatoo broadband and use the settings.

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Installing Skype on Ubuntu Remix 10.04

Since Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx), Skype is part of the Canonical partner repository. To install Skype add the Canonical Partner Repository and install Skype via the Software-Center or on the command line:

sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude install skype
Then you can now use skype.
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Ubuntu Global Jam


The Ubuntu Global Jam is an incredible opportunity for the Ubuntu community to unite together around the weekend of 27th - 29th August to work together to improve Ubuntu. Everyone is able to contribute to the Jam, and everyone is welcome and encouraged to get involved. Curious about how to make a real difference to Ubuntu? This is a great chance to make that difference.

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