vaio vgn-fw21m

  9 years ago
  Sony (Laptop or Netbook)
  Mint (older version)
  Works fine with some minor problems
What works:

everything if fine except front microphone.
maybe i should update bios, but do not feel confident with my skill to handle such delicate a matter.
no problem at all during the whole installation process and system utilization .
Very good, hope to learn how to compile shortly to have my tailormade kernel.

What doesn't work:

front microphone is by no means able to appear on the list, i understand it is because i am not able to configure it.
i can see it works and pulse but no sound comes out of it.
Fan is often on, even when cpus temp keep at normal range from 38 to 48

What was done to make it work:

i did try all possible settings both on sound preference and multimedia system selector, followed all latest posts upon the argument ( seems it is terribly frequent a bug) both in mint and ubuntu forums, did tru Husse's solution without result,put pulseaudi sleeping utilizing only alsa, did check volumes in alsamixer, at the very end bought external mic for my skype convers and it is working fine.
maybe next kernel will be able to fix it, but i am no longer concerned about this issue.
on the contrary i would rather find out why fan is so largely called on duty, now in this very moment it is on when
cpu are at 39 c.