Acer webcam

Asked by NakiMum on 2008-11-13

Acer Aspire 3680. I've installed ubuntu after having too many problems with windows vista. After I installed ubuntu I can't use my built in webcam. I've tried downloading the drivers from Acer site and anywhere I could get more info. Downloads go well, but I can't run them on ubuntu? Please help as I've got friends & family in South Africa and I'm in New Zealand - I need my webcam. :-(

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marcobra (Marco Braida)
Solved:
2008-11-14
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2008-11-14
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2008-11-14
Andrew (and471) said : #1

You must have been downloading the webcam drivers for Windows, Ubuntu cannot use those drivers, however there is a possibility that your webcam is supported with Linux Drivers. To check if it is compatible, you can use a useful program called EasyCam. Here are some instructions to download and use easycam:

1) Add the EasyCam Repository to download Easycam from

In the terminal (Accessories > Terminal), run the command:

sudo su

(enter your password when asked). Then:

echo deb http://blognux.free.fr/ubuntu hardy main >> /etc/apt/sources.list

And Then

echo deb-src http://blognux.free.fr/ubuntu hardy main >> /etc/apt/sources.list

2) Installing EasyCam

First reload the package list by running the command (in the same terminal):

apt-get update

Then install EasyCam by running:

apt-get install easycam2-gtk

(Answer yes if it gives you any questions)

3) Running Easycam

When the installation has finished, close that Terminal window, and go to Accessories > EasyCam

Done! Click 'Next' in EasyCam and you are good to go

NakiMum (nakimum) said : #2

Thanks, I tried this but it said command not found and something about a syntix (?). Is there perhaps a link that I can download from?

NakiMum (nakimum) said : #3

tanya@tanya-laptop:~$ sudo su
root@tanya-laptop:/home/tanya#
root@tanya-laptop:/home/tanya# echo deb http://blognux.free.fr/ubuntu hardy main >>
bash: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'
root@tanya-laptop:/home/tanya# /etc/apt/sources.listecho deb-src http://blognux.free.fr/ubuntu hardy main >>
bash: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'
root@tanya-laptop:/home/tanya# /etc/apt/sources.list

I wasn't prompted for my password

NakiMum (nakimum) said : #4

Hi there sorry here's a full list of everything that the terminal screens reads:

tanya@tanya-laptop:~$ sudo su
root@tanya-laptop:/home/tanya# echo deb http://blognux.free.fr/ubuntu hardy main >> /etc/apt/sources.list
root@tanya-laptop:/home/tanya# echo deb-src http://blognux.free.fr/ubuntu hardy main >> /etc/apt/sources.list
root@tanya-laptop:/home/tanya# apt-get update
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 8.04 _Hardy Heron_ - Release i386 (20080423) hardy/main Translation-en_NZ
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 8.04 _Hardy Heron_ - Release i386 (20080423) hardy/restricted Translation-en_NZ
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 8.10 _Intrepid Ibex_ - Release i386 (20081029.5) intrepid Release.gpg
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 8.10 _Intrepid Ibex_ - Release i386 (20081029.5) intrepid/main Translation-en_NZ
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 8.10 _Intrepid Ibex_ - Release i386 (20081029.5) intrepid/restricted Translation-en_NZ
Ign cdrom://Edubuntu 8.10 _Intrepid Ibex_ - Release i386 Binary-1 (20081027.1) intrepid/main Translation-en_NZ
Ign cdrom://Edubuntu 8.10 _Intrepid Ibex_ - Release i386 Binary-1 (20081027.1) intrepid/restricted Translation-en_NZ
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 8.10 _Intrepid Ibex_ - Release i386 (20081029.5) intrepid Release
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 8.10 _Intrepid Ibex_ - Release i386 (20081029.5) intrepid/main Packages
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 8.10 _Intrepid Ibex_ - Release i386 (20081029.5) intrepid/restricted Packages
Err cdrom://Ubuntu 8.10 _Intrepid Ibex_ - Release i386 (20081029.5) intrepid/main Packages
  Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Err cdrom://Ubuntu 8.10 _Intrepid Ibex_ - Release i386 (20081029.5) intrepid/restricted Packages
  Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com intrepid Release.gpg
Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid Release.gpg
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com intrepid Release
Ign http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/main Translation-en_NZ
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/main Sources
Ign http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/restricted Translation-en_NZ
Hit http://archive.canonical.com intrepid Release.gpg
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/restricted Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security Release.gpg
Ign http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/universe Translation-en_NZ
Ign http://blognux.free.fr hardy Release.gpg
Ign http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/multiverse Translation-en_NZ
Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates Release.gpg
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net intrepid Release.gpg
Ign http://archive.canonical.com intrepid/partner Translation-en_NZ
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/main Translation-en_NZ
Ign http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/main Translation-en_NZ
Ign http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/restricted Translation-en_NZ
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net intrepid/main Translation-en_NZ
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/restricted Translation-en_NZ
Hit http://archive.canonical.com intrepid Release
Ign http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/universe Translation-en_NZ
Ign http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/multiverse Translation-en_NZ
Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid Release
Get:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net intrepid Release [27.6kB]
Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates Release
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/universe Translation-en_NZ
Hit http://archive.canonical.com intrepid/partner Packages
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/multiverse Translation-en_NZ
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net intrepid/main Packages
Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/main Packages
Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/restricted Packages
Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/restricted Sources
Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/main Sources
Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/multiverse Sources
Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/universe Sources
Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/universe Packages
Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/multiverse Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security Release
Hit http://archive.canonical.com intrepid/partner Sources
Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/main Packages
Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/restricted Packages
Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/restricted Sources
Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/main Sources
Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/multiverse Sources
Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/universe Sources
Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/universe Packages
Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/multiverse Packages
Ign http://blognux.free.fr hardy/main Translation-en_NZ
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net intrepid/main Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/main Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/restricted Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/restricted Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/main Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/multiverse Sources
Ign http://blognux.free.fr hardy Release
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/universe Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/universe Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/multiverse Packages
Ign http://blognux.free.fr hardy/main Packages
Ign http://blognux.free.fr hardy/main Sources
Hit http://blognux.free.fr hardy/main Packages
Hit http://blognux.free.fr hardy/main Sources
Fetched 1B in 8s (0B/s)
W: Failed to fetch cdrom:[Ubuntu 8.10 _Intrepid Ibex_ - Release i386 (20081029.5)]/dists/intrepid/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs

W: Failed to fetch cdrom:[Ubuntu 8.10 _Intrepid Ibex_ - Release i386 (20081029.5)]/dists/intrepid/restricted/binary-i386/Packages.gz Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs

E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
root@tanya-laptop:/home/tanya#

NakiMum (nakimum) said : #5

Okay, I've got the packages installed and I can find easycam in Applications - Accessories. The webcam light is on to indicate it works. I've tried to open it with Cheese, Skype and Ekiga, but I don't have image. Help, again?

Charles Profitt (cprofitt) said : #6

can you open terminal post the output of doing

lspci > lspci.txt

You can then open the text document created and paste the test or just attach the document.

NakiMum (nakimum) said : #7

Sorry, I'm being really stupid today, but I don't understand.

Charles Profitt (cprofitt) said : #8

Please go to Applications | Accessories | Terminal - that will launch a terminal application.

In that window you can type:

lspci > lspci.txt

That will create a text file placed in your home folder. The home folder can be accessed by going to Places | Home Folder

You can then open that file and paste the content in a post here, or simply attach the file.

From that I will be able to tell what model your web camera is and hopefully be able to get some information on it for you. It may also tell us that your camera is not being detected.

Thanks for being so patient as we work through this with you.

NakiMum (nakimum) said : #9

I must thank you - I'll wait a week if I have to, I just don't want to go back to any Windows after I've tried Ubuntu.

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8038 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (rev 14)
0a:03.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
0a:09.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller
0a:09.2 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)

tevier to get your webcam info, the right command to type is "lsusb" so:

Please open a Terminal from the menu Applications → Accessories → Terminal and type:

lsusb

lsusb is the lower of LSUSB

copy and paste result here....

Then you must also dress the /etc/apt/sources.list, still using terminal can you type copy and paste here the result of this command:

head -n 10 /etc/apt/sources.list

( i'm interested of the first 10 rows of the file and the command will grab only the first 10 rows of /etc/apt/sources.list )

Thank you

Charles Profitt (cprofitt) said : #11

Yes, please do a lsusb as lspci did not show the camera... I was not sure where the built-in camera was going to show.

same steps as for lspci to get that text.

Thanks for the assistance marcobra.

NakiMum (nakimum) said : #12

I hope I've done it correctly

Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0402:5602 ALi Corp. Video Camera Controller
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 069a:0311 Askey Computer Corp. ADSL Router Remote NDIS Device
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
tanya@tanya-laptop:~$ /etc/apt/sources.list
bash: /etc/apt/sources.list: Permission denied
tanya@tanya-laptop:~$ head -n 10 /etc/apt/sources.list
deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 8.04 _Hardy Heron_ - Release i386 (20080423)]/ hardy main restricted
deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 8.10 _Intrepid Ibex_ - Release i386 (20081029.5)]/ intrepid main restricted
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid main restricted #Added by software-properties
# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.

deb cdrom:[Edubuntu 8.10 _Intrepid Ibex_ - Release i386 Binary-1 (20081027.1)]/ intrepid main restricted
deb http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid main restricted
deb-src http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid restricted main multiverse universe #Added by software-properties

tanya@tanya-laptop:~$

But sometimes we are able to recognize it if you send us the result of requested lsusb command...

Here, reading upper, there is only the result of lspci...

So please copy and paste the result of lsusb command here.

Thank you

oh! i was writing and you was answering...

ok thank you

Your webcam is recognzed as:

Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0402:5602 ALi Corp. Video Camera Controller

We can get some info about it...

Thank you

You need to remove or put a # at the beginning of your /etc/apt/sources.list file...

so please open a Terminal from the menu Applications → Accessories → Terminal and type:
(when the system ask you a password give your user password, you will not see nothing when you type it, then press enter)

sudo gedit /etc/init.d/alsa-utils

Then change the rows:

deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 8.04 _Hardy Heron_ - Release i386 (20080423)]/ hardy main restricted
deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 8.10 _Intrepid Ibex_ - Release i386 (20081029.5)]/ intrepid main restricted
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid main restricted #Added by software-properties
# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.

deb cdrom:[Edubuntu 8.10 _Intrepid Ibex_ - Release i386 Binary-1 (20081027.1)]/ intrepid main restricted
deb http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid main restricted
deb-src http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid restricted main multiverse universe #Added by software-properties

to

# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 8.04 _Hardy Heron_ - Release i386 (20080423)]/ hardy main restricted
# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 8.10 _Intrepid Ibex_ - Release i386 (20081029.5)]/ intrepid main restricted
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid main restricted #Added by software-properties
# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.

# deb cdrom:[Edubuntu 8.10 _Intrepid Ibex_ - Release i386 Binary-1 (20081027.1)]/ intrepid main restricted
deb http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid main restricted
deb-src http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid restricted main multiverse universe #Added by software-properties

save and exit...

-------------------------------

Then to be sure your system is fully update/upgraded without any pending packages
Open a Terminal from the menu Applications → Accessories → Terminal and type:
(when the system ask you a password give your user password, you will not see nothing when you type it, then press enter)

sudo dpkg --configure -a
sudo apt-get -f install
sudo apt-get --fix-missing install
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get autoremove

Thank you

Charles Profitt (cprofitt) said : #16

here are some instructions I found:

http://ubuntu-virginia.ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=5055135&postcount=6

These are a bit dated but should get you to where you need to go.

Sorry...

i made a typo into previous answer the file name is NOT /etc/init.d/alsa-utils but /etc/apt/sources.list i repeat here better:

-------------------------------------------------

You need to remove or put a # at the beginning of your /etc/apt/sources.list file...

so please open a Terminal from the menu Applications → Accessories → Terminal and type:
(when the system ask you a password give your user password, you will not see nothing when you type it, then press enter)

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Then change the rows:

deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 8.04 _Hardy Heron_ - Release i386 (20080423)]/ hardy main restricted
deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 8.10 _Intrepid Ibex_ - Release i386 (20081029.5)]/ intrepid main restricted
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid main restricted #Added by software-properties
# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.

deb cdrom:[Edubuntu 8.10 _Intrepid Ibex_ - Release i386 Binary-1 (20081027.1)]/ intrepid main restricted
deb http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid main restricted
deb-src http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid restricted main multiverse universe #Added by software-properties

to

# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 8.04 _Hardy Heron_ - Release i386 (20080423)]/ hardy main restricted
# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 8.10 _Intrepid Ibex_ - Release i386 (20081029.5)]/ intrepid main restricted
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid main restricted #Added by software-properties
# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.

# deb cdrom:[Edubuntu 8.10 _Intrepid Ibex_ - Release i386 Binary-1 (20081027.1)]/ intrepid main restricted
deb http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid main restricted
deb-src http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid restricted main multiverse universe #Added by software-properties

save and exit...

-------------------------------

Then to be sure your system is fully update/upgraded without any pending packages
Open a Terminal from the menu Applications → Accessories → Terminal and type:
(when the system ask you a password give your user password, you will not see nothing when you type it, then press enter)

sudo dpkg --configure -a
sudo apt-get -f install
sudo apt-get --fix-missing install
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get autoremove

Thank you

Charles Profitt (cprofitt) said : #18

One other note... those instructions are a bit on the advanced side.

I found an italian site with a working solution in it, but is too late for me now i must go to bed, i will read this thread tomorrow and if is not solved i translate this for you:
http://guiodic.wordpress.com/2008/11/04/risolvere-il-problema-della-webcam-su-ubuntu-intrepid-ibex/

Good night. In italy is 2.30 in the night...

NakiMum (nakimum) said : #20

Hi marcobra
did what you said but nothing. Thanks for all the trouble you are going to. You guys are really fantastic. Someone has just helped me to get all my "lost" data back from dvd backups I made. I don't mind waiting because you all are doing a great job in helping me.

NakiMum (nakimum) said : #21

Hi PrivateVoid
tried, but it didn't work. Thanks anyway.

Charles Profitt (cprofitt) said : #22

tevivier:

We are always happy to help, that is the great thing about the Ubuntu community. I am glad I got your files recovered, but this issue may be a bit tougher.

Because you are new to Linux I want to explain what the issue is... there is no built-in driver for you particular brand of web camera. This particular model has been an issue for quite some time based on the links I am finding.

Here are some more links that may help:
-------------------

The Source Forge Drive Development Page
http://m560x-driver.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/m560x-driver/m560x/branches/m5602/
---------------------

This is a mailing list (of people using or developing the driver for you camera) and you should be able to look at old communications as well as as questions.
https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/m560x-driver-devel
--------------------

An Ubuntu Bug Report
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/55567
--------------------

I have to say at this time the driver is still in development from what I have read... and may or may not make it in to the next version of Ubuntu. You may want to get a sep. USB web camera if you need one badly or...

You may want to install Windows and then install Ubuntu so you can dual boot while you wait for certain hardware to be supported.

I am sorry that you have run in to some hardware that, from what I can tell, is not supported yet.

NakiMum (nakimum) said : #23

Hi ya, sorry no luck. I've got a separate webcam that I'll use for now. thanks a bunch

Charles Profitt (cprofitt) said : #24

Let me know if you need any other help tevivier.

NakiMum (nakimum) said : #25

The built in webcam only works in aMSN application, but nothing else. The USB cam works with cheese and Egika but not skype. I have incoming sound with aMSN, but nothing with skype, cheese and egika. I don't have any outgoing sound at all. When I test call with skype, i get a message of problem with play back. What could that be? But I don't mind the webcam, as long as it works with one of the applications, I can live with it until there' a driver.

Charles Profitt (cprofitt) said : #26

The outgoing sound could be that you have the microphone muted.

Right click on your the speaker icon in your upper panel (assuming you are using Gnome) and select 'Open Volume Control'

On the 'Switched' tab make sure that the Microphone Capture is checked, If there is a 'Mic Boost' option check that too.

Then on the 'Options' tab

Select 'Mic1' and try recording...

tevivier from my previous answer... i have not confirm on this update errors on your Ubuntu
please repeat the command...

Open a Terminal from the menu Applications → Accessories → Terminal and type:
(when the system ask you a password give your user password, you will not see nothing when you type it, then press enter)

sudo apt-get update

Please tell me if you will still see this warning:

W: Failed to fetch cdrom:[Ubuntu 8.10 _Intrepid Ibex_ - Release i386 (20081029.5)]/dists/intrepid/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs

Thank you

NakiMum (nakimum) said : #28

Hi there, I've got sound on the microphone, it's when I do playback after checking settings that I don't have anything

NakiMum (nakimum) said : #29

tanya@tanya-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get update
[sudo] password for tanya:
Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com intrepid Release.gpg [189B]
Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid Release.gpg
Get:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com intrepid Release [65.9kB]
Ign http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/main Translation-en_NZ
Ign http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/restricted Translation-en_NZ
Ign http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/universe Translation-en_NZ
Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid Release
Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/main Packages
Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/restricted Packages
Get:3 http://archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/main Sources [505kB]
Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/universe Packages
Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/restricted Sources
Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/main Sources
Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/multiverse Sources
Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/universe Sources
Get:4 http://archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/restricted Sources [3113B]
Fetched 574kB in 20s (28.0kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done
tanya@tanya-laptop:~$

good... now tevivier please open new question for your microphone and sound issue ...

Thank you

Charles Profitt (cprofitt) said : #31

Yes, please open a new question tevivier (I thought you had marked this one as solved -- though it really wasn't 'fixed'). We try to keep questions to one problem each so others coming in can look at them for reference. If you feel this is solved (though the solution was that there was not a driver presently) you can mark this solved as well.

NakiMum (nakimum) said : #32

A big thank you and I'll open a new question within the next few hours or so - depending on how busy my household gets. Once again thank you for patiently helping me.