automating sound updates - WAS Re: back to factory conditions on the Inspiron 1525

sean seankenny at gmail.com
Fri Dec 19 15:23:32 CST 2008


> Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008 20:56:44 -0800
> From: Pastor JW <pastor_jw at the-inner-circle.org>
> Subject: Re: back to factory conditions on the Inspiron 1525
> To: Linux on Dell desktops and notebooks discussion
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> On Tuesday 16 December 2008 2:59:53 pm sean wrote:
>> > 2. Install the linux-backports-modules. In a terminal/console window type
>> > sudo aptitude (or apt-get) install linux-backports-modules-hardy-generic
>> >
>> > the above should sort your issues with wifi-led and sound. If sound is
>> > still misbehaving download and install the modem-driver as this installs
>> > "on the soundcard". See this:
>> > http://linux.dell.com/wiki/index.php/Ubuntu_8.04/Issues/Modem_Does_Not_Wo
>> >rk
>> >
>> > good luck,
>> > Sinclair
>>
>> Hi again,
>>
>> this is no longer working, I had to redo it a couple of times after
>> what I think were kernel upgrades, but now I can't get sound to work
>> at all.
>
> If you are running Kubuntu you see the icon in the tray that looks like a
> speaker, the kmix screen under the help dropdown menu you find "Hardware
> Information", what does it say, exactly?  And is the icon active or does it
> have a red X over it?  It does sound like you do not have the backports for
> the kernel you are running.  However, the url which gives you all of Dell's
> fixes is http://linux.dell.com/wiki/index.php/Ubuntu_8.04 and for sound to
> work the modem update HAS to be made even if you don't use the modem.  Your
> sound in the laptop goes through it anyway. Mine has always worked perfectly
> but I added each of these as they were added to the page.  Doing it now
> however means you have to substitute your CURRENT kernel version number for
> the one listed in the instructions in each of the commands given.  In a
> terminal, typing "uname -a" without the quotes will give you the kernel you
> are using.
>
> As to going back to the "pristine", ...the icon on your desktop will do that
> BUT you really don't want to do that.  Once you are running properly, there
> is a little thing to add which will keep your backports updated to match the
> kernel but you should get running first so the so when the next kernel update
> comes it will automatically also keep your backports updated.

Cheers, that is all working now, you were quite correct, I will
remember `uname -r` in the path in future. So how can I automate it?
:)

Sean

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