I installed the ubuntu 8.04 yesterday. After installation i tried to play a video but was unable and told to download some drivers from the net. As suggested i got some drivers installed and the video worked but the sound was not available. I didn’t cared about it then and just started playing around. After a while I suspended the system as i had to take my meal. After i again started the system I again tried to play a song. And hurray that worked. I thought the problem was solved. But after I again did a restart. The sound was again lost. So the sound worked only when I suspend and again start. It was a bug with the sound driver. I did a search on net and found out i was not only the one with that problem and several posts were made about it. I can provide you some links if you are having same problem.
Follow the instructions there and you can get your sound working on lenovo y410.But the sound again doesn’t work on headphone. It works on speakers only.
As we all know. Most of the people in developing country like ours In Nepal are using the pirated version of the Operating system(particularly windows). Which is both illegal and not secured. We get OS in around Nrs 40 from any software dealers, We are also used to using the pirated sofwares that we get around same price. Although there are other Operating systems(Linux) around available for free. We just don’t give much attention to it as we are used to of So what caled windows. As of funcationality is concerned I find linux is much more capable and better than windows.
Many people thinkn that linux is too hard to learn. But there are many Linux which offer same desktop environment as that provided by windows. You will also get the office packages for free. There are many softwares available for free to Linux users.
At this point i would suggest you to get yourself Ubuntu linux. If you can install windows on your own. You will also be able to install this on your system. With latest ubuntu 8.04 you will be able to install it directly from your wondows environment too as you would do any application. This won’t even make you to uninstall the wndows form your system and while booting you have choice to select your operating environment.
Get your self free from viruses and be leagal. Go with linux.