Fingerprint reader on Ubuntu 12.04

Yesterday I finally upgraded my Dell D830 laptop to Ubuntu 12.04 Precise. Everything went smoothly - great! Today I decided to give the fingerprint sensor another try - after reinstalling my machine last year I hadn't bothered to get the fingerprint reader to work again. The Thinkfinger package that I had used for older Ubuntu … Continue reading Fingerprint reader on Ubuntu 12.04

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Upgrading to Jaunty

Recently I updated my laptop to Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty. It went pretty smooth; the only drawback was a problem with my graphics card Intel GM965: because there are known problems it is blacklisted, so Compiz doesn't work anymore. And because of refactorings in the graphics driver some things don't work so well anymore with the … Continue reading Upgrading to Jaunty

No Sound after Kernel Upgrade

After I upgraded to the current kernel version (2.6.24-21) the sound suddenly stopped working on my Dell D830 laptop running Ubuntu Hardy 8.04. Today I tried to solve it and found the solution on this page (http://linux.dell.com/wiki/index.php/Ubuntu_8.04/Issues/No_Sound_After_Distribution_Or_Kernel_Upgrade). Although it speaks of kernel 2.6.24-17 it also applies to 2.6.24-21. Here are the steps I had to … Continue reading No Sound after Kernel Upgrade