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Hi everyone! I'm a linux newbie, I have a Toshiba a300-22z laptop and really want to migrate from windows, I have tried multiple distros ( openSUSE, Ubuntu, Fedora) but unfortunately ...
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    Question Toshiba a300 22z - sound and touchpad problem


    Hi everyone!

    I'm a linux newbie, I have a Toshiba a300-22z laptop and really want to migrate from windows, I have tried multiple distros ( openSUSE, Ubuntu, Fedora) but unfortunately I have a couple of problems on all of them, which don't occur when I'm on Windows:

    - There is a constant static noise coming out from the speakers ( it's a standard Realtek onboard soundcard, according to windows the PNP Device ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0268&SUBSYS_1179FF1E& REV_1000\4&1BF8190D&0&0001 )

    - With the touchpad I can only click with the button, tapping doesn't work ( Hardware Type: Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad, PNP Device ID: ACPI\SYN1912\4&968B529&0)

    Everything else seems to work fine.

    Does anyone have any idea how can I solve my problems? Thank you in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElZilcho View Post
    Hi everyone!

    I'm a linux newbie, I have a Toshiba a300-22z laptop and really want to migrate from windows, I have tried multiple distros ( openSUSE, Ubuntu, Fedora) but unfortunately I have a couple of problems on all of them, which don't occur when I'm on Windows:

    - There is a constant static noise coming out from the speakers ( it's a standard Realtek onboard soundcard, according to windows the PNP Device ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0268&SUBSYS_1179FF1E& REV_1000\4&1BF8190D&0&0001 )

    - With the touchpad I can only click with the button, tapping doesn't work ( Hardware Type: Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad, PNP Device ID: ACPI\SYN1912\4&968B529&0)

    Everything else seems to work fine.

    Does anyone have any idea how can I solve my problems? Thank you in advance.
    I've had similar problems with newer Linux versions on my system. The "cure" for me is a warm reboot. If I shut down the system cold, and then reboot, it crackles whether I am playing streaming audio, or playing a video. If I reboot (not shut down), the problem goes away. I think the problem is in the current audio drivers. I've reported this to the ALSA bug list, but nothing has been reported back to me as to a "fix".
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