1. "Media test failure" when booting up
Definitely boot order.
Thanks. This problem was solved (please see one of my above posts)
2. Skype Doesn't Work Out of the Box
Make sure you've installed Skype (and your other restricted codecs from)...
On the webcam, run your system76 driver and then reboot. Then Fn-F10 should turn it on.
Thanks for the link. I ran the 3 commands on top (2 medibuntu and 1 codecs command) and they worked, but when I run apt-get install skype
, I get this:
$ sudo apt-get install skype
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package skype is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package skype has no installation candidate
This is after I removed Skype that I installed from the Skype official site. I don't know if the one from apt-get is different from the deb package available on the Skype site, but it sounds like I should use apt-get to install Skype, so let me know how to work around this issue.
Also, as mentioned in one of above posts, I did run System76 Driver Installer and rebooted but camera is not recognized by both Skype and Cheese. Fn+F10 doesn't work either.
Please let me know if further info is required. After I get this working most of my problems are gone.
3. One Screw Missing
I've gotten your email on that. We'll get another screw out to you.
Great! I'll wait for that and report back when I get it.
4. Fan Noise
There isn't really much to adjust there. You could try installing the cpu scaling applets on your upper panel and scaling your cpu down.
Ok.. This is not a very good news because the fan keeps running for ~7 minutes after every 7 to 10 minutes of silence (can anyone confirm this?). And when it's on, it's actually a bit noisier than the 3 year old Dell laptop (no SSD) I had before..