Archive for the ‘Sound’ Category

Back to Lubuntu but this time Lubuntu 14.04 LTS (64 bit)

May 5, 2014 Leave a comment

Ups and downs I tried AntiX (Debian 7.5) for a few days it works but its not for me, very basic and very minimal but fast

The only reason I swopped from Lubuntu was due to the upgrade which I tried from TERMINAL never again I’ll go back to the UNetbootin option, download latest ISO use UNetbootin and chuck it onto a USB stick. boot up (press ESC on my ASUS S300 and run from USB EASY)

So its installed and NO BLACK SCREEN ISSUE WE HAD WITH UPGRADE VIA TERMINAL, installs fine except its using a US keyboard layout even tho I selected UK I’ve seen the issue prior to installing (in the release notes UK boards have issues)

Fix issue’s LIST

So first fix is UK keyboard (menu – pref – Keyboard input – input method – select + add – close – reboot UK is working FINE)

Brightness control – its there HA – FUNCTION KEY so FN F5-F6 (f5 down F6 up) life is good

USENEXT –  download via there site and install via package manager (nice and simple)

Browser – Official Google Chrome for me – direct download from HERE

Monitor – not ideal on HDMI but if you move your cursor deep into the bottom left the menu is found (it works)

Garmin Connect – files required for usb to from Garmin 500 device (gps tracking for cycling) HERE

HDMI SOUND – no sound from tv when plugged in Use TERMINAL

FIRST: sudo apt-get install xfce4-mixer gstreamer0.10-alsa
THEN : xfce4-mixer

or find it in sound / video - select controls IEC958 TICK HDMI fully working :-) 

Sound issue on lubuntu upgrade (ubuntu 12.10 based)

April 5, 2014 Leave a comment

Idea remove pulseaudio and install alsa HERE is the info


right click on volume control make sure IEC958 is ticked and you get sound JD

Categories: Lubuntu, Sound

HDMI and linux mint 15 issue – the fix

November 3, 2013 Leave a comment

The current issue I’m getting is the standard mint logo and no video output, so as usual I’m in need of the fix ASAP the asus S300 lappy is working nicely on 15 far faster than windows 8 and the hibernation I thought was quick on WIn 8 well Mint 15 is rapid.

things you forget its a simple fix – go to display settings and select mirror image (simples) 


people seem to have sound issues, this is the cure

find your device list : open terminal type in lspci search for your item

** my Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04) **

THE FIX – pretty simple but slighty different, normally audio devices would be available in VLC but not if you are running the Cinnamon version click on the sound icon on the panel (bottom right near the clock) and select at the bottom OUTPUT and then HDMI (SORTED)

updated April 2014 – edited 

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev/alsa-daily

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install oem-audio-hda-daily-dkms

life is so easy just takes a little reading and a lot of messing but hey its all fun I love LINUX for this reason its not just there you need to think about it. goodbye windows 8

Categories: HDMI, Lubuntu, Sound, Terminal

Sound issue with MINT 13 & 14 Cinnamon (linux) install HDMI output

December 26, 2012 Leave a comment

No sound need a fix best get looking around google – 1st scan this popped up HERE

My laptop DELL studio 1737 is running HDMI RV365 – radeon HD 3600 series

This came from the linux mint forum HERE credit as it works fine tested today 27th Dec 2012 

Open terminal type info below let it does it thing, except any request to install etc

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

reboot open a video connected to HDMI and cheeck sound option in the main menu – select HDMI and make sure mute is unticked (it was before but made no difference, after installing the REPO it all works fine excellent stuff mint 13 is a keeper for now !!

Categories: Linux Mint, Sound, VLC player