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Cajun_Lan_Man
July 30th, 2009, 03:25 AM
Hello all.

New Ubuntu user here.

I just got my hands on a computer to dedicate to Ubuntu. It's running great so far.

Dell Optiplex GX280
3GHz P4
2gigs RAM
Some ATI video card

I've got 2 questions if someone can help.

1. This computer has an internal speaker mounted in the front. It works, however I cannot control the volume with the controls in Ubuntu. It only plays very loudly.

2. Where to I go to find out what Ubuntu "thinks" my graphics card is? There are no drivers shown in the "restricted drivers" window. But I must be running with some kind of driver, because it's handling the compiz cube and 3d windows with ease.

Thanks ahead of time for any help.

Cajun_Lan_Man
August 2nd, 2009, 03:31 AM
Bump

Anybody?

Prospero2006
August 2nd, 2009, 03:43 AM
I've got a gx280 running Ubuntu in my classroom actually.

Sound:
Run alsamixer and see if you can't get the speaker to work that way.

Video:


lspci


It depends on whether you are using the onboard video or a video card.
Look for the words NVIDIA or ATI when you run that command.

If it's the integrated motherboard video, you won't get any acceleration.

I hope that helps,
Josh