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