HowTo: Get SigmaTel STAC 9200 chipset audio working in Ubuntu Intrepid

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I was asked to rebuild a friend's old Medion laptop - you know, those ones Aldi used to sell for peanuts. It's an AMD Turion64 based machine with NVidia GeForce Go 6100 gfx and SigmaTel STAC 9200 "High Definition" audio and a 1280x800 display. I have to admit it's not a bad little machine. Anyway, the default installation of Ubuntu Intrepid picks up everything except the Fn keys, wireless LAN adapter and the audio. The wireless LAN adapter has proven to be a bit of a challenge, so if I suss it out, I'll write up about it later. Fn keys I'm not really fussed about (and neither is the laptop's owner), but we needed the audio. (more…)
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HowTo: Use a Bluetooth headset with Ubuntu Hardy

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Recently I went and bought myself a cheap Bluetooth stereo headset for using with my Nokia N95 to make calls and listen to music and it occurred to me that I could also use it to listen to music from my Ubuntu desktop, so here's a HowTo on how to hook it up to Ubuntu and redirect your music and media players to it. (more…)
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