[ubuntu-studio-users] Problem with Asus FX505 Tuf Gaming laptop after installing 20.04

Erich Eickmeyer erich at ericheickmeyer.com
Mon Oct 26 21:30:00 UTC 2020


On 10/26/20 2:20 PM, David King wrote:
> Actually in Ubuntu Mate, audio appeared to be working as in no 
> notification of it not working, until I tried to use it and there was 
> no sound.
> [snip]

Based on all of this troubleshooting, I think you have stumbled onto the 
plague of Linux users everywhere: incompatible hardware. Not all 
hardware is guaranteed to work on Linux. In fact, there is a *lot* out 
there that is designed specifically to run Windows and does not work on 
Linux, no matter how hard you try.

And seeing as how you have had no response in this email list with 
anything, I think it should confirm to you that your hardware just plain 
does not work on Linux. That might be a tough pill to swallow but it 
might very well be the truth, and you might need to consider that.

I'm sorry I can't be of any help, but we're seeing more and more of this 
type of dilemma lately where hardware manufacturers, while they might 
otherwise manufacture Linux-compatible hardware, do still have a certain 
target audience, especially with so-called Gaming laptops: Windows gamers.

So, keep that in mind. Many "gaming" laptops out there aren't 
Linux-compatible. It's a tough truth, but it's the truth.

Erich Eickmeyer
Project Leader     Ubuntu Studio
Council Member     Ubuntu Community Council

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