I have Dell inspiron 1520. I was facing some problems with following, but fortunately, I could solve without much problem. Hope it helps
Here it is,
* Webcam is not detected.
My webcam was not detected by Camorama Webcam Viewer, so I tried Cheese Webcam Booth and it worked without any problem. Use it directly from add and remove applicaitons.
* Sound is very very low.
I have tried ALSA drivers for my sound card and from the Sound setting under System –> Preferences –> Sounds I am using OSS rather then ALSA. The sound did increase considerably and I am happy with the sound it is giving now, as compare to earlier that was very feeble.
* How to use Wine to install windows software in Ubuntu
To install Windows applications using Wine, follow these instructions:
- Download the Windows application from any source (e.g. download.com). Download the .EXE (executable).
- Place it in a convenient directory (e.g. the desktop, or home folder).
Open the terminal, and cd into the directory where the .EXE is located.
Type wine the-name-of-the-application.extension (e.g. wine realplayer.exe).
Hope it helps.