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sábado, 24 de mayo de 2008


Althought I am Spanish, i will edit this in English for help more users.

Recently I bought one Dell Vostro 1310 Laptop.
Unfortunately this brand does not ship these machines without a Window$ licence, but because I paid it, just kept the recovery CD handy if something bad happens.
If you do not want dual boot, you can erase all partitions except the first "vfat", which is Dell Diagnostics.

Here are the main specs:
Vostro 1310 - Intel Core 2 Duo T5870 2.0Ghz
Display : 13.3" WXGA 1280x800
Integrated 1.3MP Webcam (SONiX)
Memory : 2x1024MB DDR2 667Mhz Dual Channel
Graphics: Intel GMA X3100
Wireless: Intel Pro Wireless 3945
Sound: Intel ICH8 with ALC268 chipset.
Integrated Memory Card Reader.
PC Card slot.

When I installed the new release of Fedora 9 Sulphur, ALL worked Out of the Box, except a little adjustment for the souncard.
The audio exit and volume controls works well with snd_hda_intel driver for PulseAudio, but it doesn't for the Mic.
At this time I can't make the internal microphone work, so any help will be appreciated with this issue.
But this problem can be solved if you use a headphone with external mic and do the following.

$ su -c 'nano /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf.dist'

Add this line at the end of the file:

options snd-hda-intel index=0 model=dell

Save it, and reboot. Now you can play with sound controls and enjoy the mic input.
Remember to activate "Input source - Mic" "Capture 1", and "Mic Boost".
Hope this helps to new Dell Vostro users.