Finally done with the drudgery of undergraduate exams!

And, with a happy coincidence, I managed to get my XPS 17 L702x laptop speakers working on ubuntu 10.04

So, in case you’re in the same boat as I am, here’s how to go about it
a. Enable the backports repository in Software Packages
b. Determine your kernel version using uname -a
c. Install the appropriate linux-backports-modules-alsa-$(uname -r)
d. Enjoy the awesomeness! :)

How this works is that the reasonably current development versions of libraries like ALSA are, as the name suggests, back-ported to run on 10.04. Similarly, there’s a compat-wireless backport as well, which might solve your wireless issues as well.

Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find a way to get full HD resolution working. Although going through the Xorg log, EDID information is read, it can’t parse it.

In other news, I really have to rush development on the Senior project :S

Also, to be able to push to github through my college firewall I used a SSL port (If you can access https sites, you’re good to go) that the good guys at github at opened up, thusly (I always wanted to use this word!)
a. ~/.ssh/config
Host github
User git
Port 443
ServerAliveInterval 10
IdentityFile /home/kshaurya/.ssh/id_rsa

b. Changed project/.git/config hostname from to the new hostname, github