Linked by David Adams on Mon 24th Aug 2009 09:21 UTC
Linux A reader asks: Why is Linux still not as user friendly as the two other main OSes with all the people developing for Linux? Is it because it is mainly developed by geeks? My initial feeling when reading this question was that it was kind of a throwaway, kind of a slam in disguise as a genuine question. But the more I thought about it, the more intrigued I felt. There truly are a large amount of resources being dedicated to the development of Linux and its operating system halo (DEs, drivers, apps, etc). Some of these resources are from large companies (IBM, Red Hat, Novell). Why isn't Linux more user-friendly? Is this an inherent limitation with open source software?
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RE[2]: Linux is friendly, but...
by loftyhauser on Tue 25th Aug 2009 01:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Linux is friendly, but..."
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Aargh.... I just found the answer. I'll post here in case anyone else has the same problem. For the Fujitsu T5010 Tablet PC, to enable recording from the internal microphone (using the Realtek ALC269 audio chip), put the following in /etc/modprobe.d/alsa.conf:

options snd-hda-intel model=fujitsu

So simple. And yet so frustrating.

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Bobthearch Member since:

On what planet is that "simple"? ;)

And how did you come across the solution?

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