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Old 02-08-2008, 11:41 PM   #1
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Toshiba Satellite A215-S7422 sound and wireless problem


I bought a Toshiba A215-7422 Laptop sound or wireless will not work and suggestions?
 
Old 02-09-2008, 02:47 AM   #2
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What distro? 32 or 64?
 
Old 02-09-2008, 10:21 AM   #3
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Fedora trouble

it is 32 bit version of fedora
 
Old 02-09-2008, 10:49 AM   #4
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I am pretty sure it is an atheros, but just to make sure post as root;
Code:
su -
<password>
lspci | grep Ethernet
then get the xp 32 here;
http://www.atheros.cz/
then
cd to where you have the file .inf;
again as root;
Code:
ndiswrapper -i whatever.inf
depmod -a
ndiswrapper -l
modprobe ndiswrapper
ifconfig <-- if your wired connection is eth0, then
ifconfig eth0 down
iwconfig <-- you should see wlan0
iwconfig wlan0 mode managed
iwconfig wlan0 essid whateveritisyouuse
iwconfig wlan0 key somekey
dhclient wlan0
 
Old 02-09-2008, 11:27 AM   #5
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I have the same laptop.
Wireless works with rtl8187b-modified-dist.tar.gz (just google for it), and sound works with the realtek-linux-audiopack
I basically just followed this how-to
http://www.datanorth.net/~cuervo/blo...te-a215-s7407/
 
Old 02-09-2008, 09:19 PM   #6
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Could you explain to me the steps you followed to get the sound working that page is kinda confusing to me
 
Old 02-10-2008, 01:28 AM   #7
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Quote:
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Could you explain to me the steps you followed to get the sound working that page is kinda confusing to me
Well, I downloaded the package, it was realtek-linux-audiopack-4.07a.tar.bz2, unpacked it and ran ./install as root from inside the directory. Then, in /etc/modprobe.d/sound (in Slackware) wrote the following lines
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alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
alias sound-slot-0 snd-hda-intel
options snd-hda-intel model=toshiba
In an ArchLinux installation on the same machine, the file to edit was
/etc/modprobe.conf

Rebooted. Unmuted front and pcm controls in alsamixer. Ran alsactl storeThat's pretty much it.
 
Old 02-10-2008, 05:26 PM   #8
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what about on the wireless?
 
Old 05-09-2008, 07:32 PM   #9
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Brightness

Could you help me with a trick to reduce the brightness on this laptop? It's very bright. Thanks.
 
Old 05-12-2008, 04:18 AM   #10
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Quote:
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what about on the wireless?
This is a link to a thread I have been working on with another poster. There have been mixed results using a driver for the 8187B USB internal wireless, but ndiswrapper worked fine for me with a Toshiba A210 with the same internal wireless.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...u-8.04-639797/

Bob
 
Old 05-29-2008, 08:30 PM   #11
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I tried ndiswrapper but it was a miserable failure...

only the modified realtek driver worked. I have both the one for Ubuntu kernel 2.6.22 and the modified jadams one for 2.6.24 kernel. I followed the instructions and it works flawlessly.

The only thing is that I have to crank up a root terminal and crank it up manually by typing in a couple of commands and then it works flawlessly.

Ndiswrapper was a miserable failure. It installed the Win98 driver but it would say the device was not present. So I uninstalled ndiswrapper as the miserable failure it is.

I got 10 times better results with the modified realtek8187b driver for linux.

Ndiswrapper did NOT live up to the hype. Totally useless and worthless, and a complete waste of my time.

By the way, I have a Toshiba Satellite A215-7437 and it is online now with the modified jadams realtek driver as I type this.

Also, my sound works great, out of the box, with Ubuntu 8.04-i386. Before, with 7.10 I had to manually configure the soundcard to work.

Also, still trying to figure out how to use Samba to access a Windoze Vista computer. It always wants a password and I can't figure out what password it needs. So I cannot network 2 computers. I have to put everything on a cd and run it to the other computer.

Any ideas how to use Samba?

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