8.04 and 1525N

Ian ixb at videotron.ca
Mon Jul 21 17:13:19 CDT 2008


I'm running 2.6.24-19-generic and it seems OK, with sound, microphone
and webcam after several days of confusion.  I was advised to insert in
my Software Sources/third party software, the following lines

http://ppa.launchpad.net/dell-team/ubuntu hardy main
http://ppa.launchpad.net/dell-team/ubuntu hardy partner
http://ppa.launchpad.net/dell-team/ubuntu hardy free non-free

and everything has been running well, even in Skype.

Thank you to several people on the distribution who have helped.  If
anyone needs info about how my system is configured, please tell me what
commands to run as I'm a relative newbie with Linux.

Ian Brown

On Sun, 2008-07-20 at 12:00 -0500, linux-desktops-request at dell.com
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> Message: 1
> Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2008 15:30:44 -0700
> From: Bob Clay <bob at ieee.org>
> Subject: What is the recommended way to upgrade to 8.04
> To: linux-desktops at dell.com
> Message-ID: <48826B14.6000808 at ieee.org>
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> I have TWO Inspiron 1525s with Ubuntu 7.10.  What is the procedure to 
> upgrade to 8.04 and have all of the restricted driver stuff still work?  
> I must have sound and wireless networking.
> 
>  
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
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> Message: 2
> Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2008 21:11:34 -0700 (PDT)
> From: ms_whosit <ms_whosit at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Alsa mixer broken with Gutsy kernel update
> To: linux-desktops at dell.com
> Message-ID: <139999.4540.qm at web35706.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
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> I get the error:
> 
> ALSA lib simple_none.c:1710:(simple_add1) helem (MIXER,'Master Playback Volume',0,2,0) appears twice or more
> 
> alsamixer: function snd_mixer_load failed: Invalid argument
> 
> gnome-volume-control now defaults to OSS mixer which kind of works, but with problems (only one of headphone jacks works at a time and it will not let me adjust the volume). Also, Sound Recorder no longer works and I suspect the microphone no longer works, but without Alsa mixer I can't adjust the capture settings.
> 
> I am running kernel 2.6.22-15-generic.
> 
> thanks!
> 
> 
>       
> 
> 
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> Message: 3
> Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2008 10:23:56 +0100
> From: Dave Yates <dayates1 at btinternet.com>
> Subject: Re: What is the recommended way to upgrade to 8.04
> To: Bob Clay <bob at ieee.org>
> Cc: linux-desktops at dell.com
> Message-ID: <1216545836.6481.22.camel at dell-desktop.example.com>
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> 
> I would be interested to know as well as I have tried to upgrade twice
> this weekend and come up with the same problem.
> 
> I have completed the download and come to almost the end of the install
> but the system has got itself well and truly Jammed with the last line
> of the command string -forgive me if I am not using the correct
> terminology:-
> 
> Generating Locales...
> Pt_BR.utf-8...
> 
> 
> The system jammed solid. The only way I could switch the machine off was
> by removing the battery. When I tried to re-boot, the system got a short
> way into the process and just stopped.
> 
> In the end I pressed ESC at start of boot to get into the MENU screen
> and chose to restore Factory settings
> 
> Having only had the machine a week or so, I had nothing to lose so I did
> a restore.
> 
> The same thing happened when I tried again so I too would be interested
> in "the best way"
> 
> The reason I was trying an upgrade was because of a problem with my
> WI-FI.
> 
> It is very flaky. I have an Intel Pro / Wireless 3945 Network card but
> initial connection with my BT Homebub is ridiculously intermittent.
> Sometimes it connects immediately. Sometimes it takes a minute or so,
> and sometimes it requires me to re-enter the passkey and configure
> settings before it will connect
> 
> I was hoping an upgrade may have fixed the the problem but no joy - only
> grief - at 4 in the morning
> 
> I have done 4 upgrades over the net before using a Compaq laptop with no
> problems
> 
> Good luck
> 
> Dave
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Sat, 2008-07-19 at 15:30 -0700, Bob Clay wrote:
> > I have TWO Inspiron 1525s with Ubuntu 7.10.  What is the procedure to 
> > upgrade to 8.04 and have all of the restricted driver stuff still work?  
> > I must have sound and wireless networking.
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Thanks.
> > 
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> Message: 4
> Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2008 12:31:38 +0300
> From: Nigel Ridley <nigel at rmk.co.il>
> Subject: Dell E
> To: linux-desktops at dell.com
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> What's new about the coming release of the Dell E line?
> I haven't seen anything new on the web for at least a month...
> 
> Blessings,
> 
> Nigel
> 
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> Message: 5
> Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2008 13:05:59 +0300
> From: Thierry Andriamirado <thierry.andriamirado at free.fr>
> Subject: Re: What is the recommended way to upgrade to 8.04
> To: linux-desktops at dell.com
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> 
> Le samedi 19 juillet 2008 ? 15:30 -0700, Bob Clay a ?crit :
> > I have TWO Inspiron 1525s with Ubuntu 7.10.  What is the procedure to 
> > upgrade to 8.04 and have all of the restricted driver stuff still work?  
> > I must have sound and wireless networking.
> 
> I don't own a 1525s so I'll let somebody else to tell you the right
> procedure for having the right restricted drivers installed and
> configured.
> 
> Just wanted to remind you, as you own 2 Inspirion, that you can begin
> upgrading one of them. Once the upgrade ran ok: if you install and
> configure apt-proxy on this first one, the second one's upgrade 'll be
> quicker as you don't have to download the same packages again.
> 
> Best,
> Thierry
> 
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> Message: 6
> Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2008 17:53:07 +0300
> From: Nigel Ridley <nigel at rmk.co.il>
> Subject: Re: Dell E
> Cc: linux-desktops at dell.com
> Message-ID: <48835153.2000703 at rmk.co.il>
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> 
> Nigel Ridley wrote:
> > What's new about the coming release of the Dell E line?
> > I haven't seen anything new on the web for at least a month...
> > 
> > Blessings,
> > 
> > Nigel
> > 
> Replying to myself here - this is a link of one of several> This one being a comparison of 
> configuration options for the new [to be] 'Dell E' series:
> http://www.engadget.com/photos/dell-e-and-e-slim-revealed-taking-on-eee-and-air-in-one-fell-swoop/859922/
> 
> There seems to be a persistent rumor that the Linux OS will be Ubuntu Remix.
> 
> Blessings,
> 
> Nigel
> 



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