THE Fixes for sound and wireless after 8.04 install on Dell 1420
herzog at frontiernet.net
Thu Dec 11 22:06:07 CST 2008
Ok here is the way I got my similar problem fixed, by big help, so I
pass along: A long bunch of emails, but....it might hurt if i left out
You can safely remove any of those old kernels in Synaptic. You
shouldn't have installed the -386, -virtual variants in the first
place. The only "supported" kernel is the -generic kernel.
> JOY in MUDVILLE! Well, marvelous what a night's sleep does for the
> machine, and me.
> Today it works, with sound and wireless; and the whole grub-list is
> The top four do nothing, hang up, and result in situations I don't
> know how to handle BUT
> >>>>NOW number 5, 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-18 generic is as great as
> ever.JOY AGAIN for wireless and sound.
> So I guess somehow it is OK, and Dell specific stuff has been
> handeled, and so
> now my wonderment is as whether to delete the first four: 8.04,
> kernel 2.6.24-18 386, and virtual, and their recovery modes;
> or keep them, because they contain the Dell stuff; AND if the answer
> is that I must keep them, should I delete the ones below them.
> Thanks, Will Herzog
> ===========================================tutorial details follow,
> ignore if not want the saga.
> Thanks for the info. The Dell-Ubuntu is my first Linux learning
> experience; so Please, I need more clues:
> I think/assume? that there must be some DELL specific stuff, to
> define the computer, and then Ubuntu takes over to run it.
> and ASSUME that this is the "Linux-backports-modules-hardy", and
> how to install it/them.
> Is this something I should get from the DELL sites? Dell specific to
> keep the Dell stuff, and let 8.04 and updates take over?
> ===oh well I'll try: .
> Google led me to page:
> which gives:
> Ubuntu supplied Linux modules for version 2.6.24 on x86/x86_64
> However clicking on this just repeats the page; and
> Download linux-backports-modules-hardy-generic
> Download for all available architectures Architecture Package Size
> Installed Size Files
> 25.9 kB 52 kB [list of files
> 25.9 kB 52 kB [list of files
> I don't know which of these to download---
> I gambled a 50-50 and tried i386, AND WHOOPS, it says use aptitude or
> synaptic. HURRAY, I'm found again; and I don't have to know.!
> ========== SYNAPTIC package manager search doesn't find
> "linux-backports-modules-hardy" under packages.
> but it did find some under the original default. Selecting the first
> one gets frame which marks the 386 and kernal image
> BUT virtual kernal description sounds like it keeps the stuff from
> being lost again with newer updates; So I put in Virtual kernel image..
> I assume server kernel is not for me, as I don't think I am a server.
> BUT since all the other UBUNTU symbols were marked now, I applied them
> ======================= and after the reboot: OH PSHAW, CRAP etc.
> Now I've joined those who have no sound. I follow a few lists, to
> try and learn.
> Now ORCA is dead, and the volume control buttons bring up a blank bar.
> .."The volume control did not find any elements or
> devices to control.
> AND ALSO the network wireless connection is now not working.... .
> I'm not completely dead, the wired connection still works BUT wireless
> was nicer. I BLEW IT! .
> So Please, Do you know which assumptions were wrong, or which
> things I should go to synaptics and uncheck, to resolve the sound and
> wireless problems?
> DO YOU THINK I SHOULD FIND THE LOCAL GUY WHO FIXED THE WIRELESS
> BEFORE, AND THAT MAYBE NOW HIS FIX CONFLICTS??
> I marvel how every update seems to fix something, and ORCA was/is
> becoming as good as Jaws.
> Thanks again. Will Herzog
> Misc info:
> I think that must have gotten lost when the Dell partition got bad
> updates, and just hang up.
> Note the original DELL 7.04 kernel recovery is no longer listed, the
> one that causes all to be lost from then on.
> I do have the original Dell disk,
> My GRUB? turn-on screen, via ESC, Shows Seven 8.04 kernels 2.6.24-18
> generic ( and recovery mode)
> -17 & -16, and memtest86+
> Then there is:
> Other operating systems:
> Dell utility partition
> containing Ubuntu 7.10 kernels 2.6.22-14 generic (on/dev/sda6), and
> it's recovery mode,
> and Ubuntu 7.10 kernel 2.6.20-16 generic (on/dev/sda6)
> Mario Limonciello wrote:
*Dell | Linux Engineering*
mario_limonciello at dell.com
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