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Old 03-16-2006, 06:41 PM   #1
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Unhappy DELL INSPIRON B130: sound and wireless


Hi, I have a B130 laptop and I am having a hard time to configure my sound and my wireless on it. I tried ndiswrapper for the wireless with the drivers supplied by DELL but no success at all. I followed many posts that I saw here and in many other forums and zero success so far. As of my sound card I just never got it to work and this is my first try.

My dmesg output doesnt seem to help(at least not help me):
ges, LIFO batch:16
HighMem zone: 0 pages, LIFO batch:1
DMI 2.3 present.
ACPI: RSDP (v000 DELL ) @ 0x000fc970
ACPI: RSDT (v001 DELL CPi R 0x27d50b15 ASL 0x00000061) @ 0x3f7d3fd3
ACPI: FADT (v001 DELL CPi R 0x27d50b15 ASL 0x00000061) @ 0x3f7d4c00
ACPI: MADT (v001 DELL CPi R 0x27d50b15 ASL 0x00000047) @ 0x3f7d5400
ACPI: MCFG (v016 DELL CPi R 0x27d50b15 ASL 0x00000061) @ 0x3f7d53c0
ACPI: SSDT (v001 PmRef Cpu0Ist 0x00003000 INTL 0x20030522) @ 0x3f7d43e2
ACPI: SSDT (v001 PmRef Cpu0Cst 0x00003001 INTL 0x20030522) @ 0x3f7d420a
ACPI: SSDT (v001 PmRef CpuPm 0x00003000 INTL 0x20030522) @ 0x3f7d400f
ACPI: DSDT (v001 INT430 SYSFexxx 0x00001001 MSFT 0x0100000e) @ 0x00000000
ACPI: PM-Timer IO Port: 0x1008
ACPI: Local APIC address 0xfee00000
ACPI: LAPIC (acpi_id[0x00] lapic_id[0x00] enabled)
Processor #0 6:13 APIC version 20
ACPI: LAPIC (acpi_id[0x01] lapic_id[0x01] disabled)
ACPI: LAPIC_NMI (acpi_id[0x00] high edge lint[0x1])
ACPI: LAPIC_NMI (acpi_id[0x01] high edge lint[0x1])
ACPI: IOAPIC (id[0x01] address[0xfec00000] gsi_base[0])
IOAPIC[0]: Assigned apic_id 1
IOAPIC[0]: apic_id 1, version 32, address 0xfec00000, GSI 0-23
ACPI: INT_SRC_OVR (bus 0 bus_irq 0 global_irq 2 dfl dfl)
ACPI: INT_SRC_OVR (bus 0 bus_irq 9 global_irq 9 high level)
ACPI: IRQ0 used by override.
ACPI: IRQ2 used by override.
ACPI: IRQ9 used by override.
Enabling APIC mode: Flat. Using 1 I/O APICs
Using ACPI (MADT) for SMP configuration information
Built 1 zonelists
Kernel command line: root=/dev/hda2 ro
Initializing CPU#0
PID hash table entries: 4096 (order 12: 32768 bytes)
Detected 1729.645 MHz processor.
Using pmtmr for high-res timesource
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
Dentry cache hash table entries: 131072 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Memory: 901948k/917504k available (1337k kernel code, 14776k reserved, 732k data, 204k init, 0k highmem)
Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode... Ok.
Calibrating delay loop... 3416.06 BogoMIPS
Security Scaffold v1.0.0 initialized
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
CPU: After generic identify, caps: afe9fbff 00100000 00000000 00000000
CPU: After vendor identify, caps: afe9fbff 00100000 00000000 00000000
CPU: L1 I cache: 32K, L1 D cache: 32K
CPU: L2 cache: 2048K
CPU: After all inits, caps: afe9fbff 00100000 00000000 00000040
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.73GHz stepping 08
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
Checking for popad bug... OK.
enabled ExtINT on CPU#0
ESR value before enabling vector: 00000000
ESR value after enabling vector: 00000000
ENABLING IO-APIC IRQs
init IO_APIC IRQs
IO-APIC (apicid-pin) 1-0, 1-16, 1-17, 1-18, 1-19, 1-20, 1-21, 1-22, 1-23 not connected.
..TIMER: vector=0x31 pin1=2 pin2=-1
Using local APIC timer interrupts.
calibrating APIC timer ...
..... CPU clock speed is 1728.0650 MHz.
..... host bus clock speed is 132.0973 MHz.
checking if image is initramfs...it isn't (ungzip failed); looks like an initrd
Freeing initrd memory: 4192k freed
NET: Registered protocol family 16
EISA bus registered
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfba7e, last bus=13
PCI: Using MMCONFIG
mtrr: v2.0 (20020519)
ACPI: Subsystem revision 20040326
ACPI: Interpreter enabled
ACPI: Using IOAPIC for interrupt routing
ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI0] (00:00)
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
PCI: Ignoring BAR0-3 of IDE controller 0000:00:1f.1
PCI: Transparent bridge - 0000:00:1e.0
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] (IRQs 9 10 *11)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] (IRQs 5 7) *10
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] (IRQs *9 10 11)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] (IRQs 5 *7 9 10 11)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKE] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 14 15) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKF] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 14 15) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKH] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 14 15) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.PCIE._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.RP01._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.RP04._PRT]
Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
PnPBIOS: Scanning system for PnP BIOS support...
PnPBIOS: Found PnP BIOS installation structure at 0xc00fe2d0
PnPBIOS: PnP BIOS version 1.0, entry 0xf0000:0xe2f4, dseg 0x40
pnp: 00:01: ioport range 0x1000-0x105f has been reserved
pnp: 00:01: ioport range 0x1060-0x107f has been reserved
pnp: 00:01: ioport range 0x1080-0x10bf has been reserved
pnp: 00:01: ioport range 0x10c0-0x10ff has been reserved
PnPBIOS: 14 nodes reported by PnP BIOS; 14 recorded by driver
PCI: Using ACPI for IRQ routing
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:02.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 169
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:1b.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 169
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:1c.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 169
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:1c.3[D] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 177
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:1d.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 169
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:1d.1[B] -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 185
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:1d.2[C] -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 193
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:1d.3[D] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 177
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:1d.7[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 169
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:1f.1[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 169
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:00.0[A] -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 193
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:03.0[A] -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 185
number of MP IRQ sources: 15.
number of IO-APIC #1 registers: 24.
testing the IO APIC.......................
IO APIC #1......
.... register #00: 01000000
....... : physical APIC id: 01
....... : Delivery Type: 0
....... : LTS : 0
.... register #01: 00170020
....... : max redirection entries: 0017
....... : PRQ implemented: 0
....... : IO APIC version: 0020
.... IRQ redirection table:
NR Log Phy Mask Trig IRR Pol Stat Dest Deli Vect:
00 000 00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
01 001 01 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 39
02 001 01 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 31
03 001 01 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 41
04 001 01 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 49
05 001 01 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 51
06 001 01 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 59
07 001 01 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 61
08 001 01 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 69
09 001 01 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 71
0a 001 01 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 79
0b 001 01 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 81
0c 001 01 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 89
0d 001 01 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 91
0e 001 01 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 99
0f 001 01 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 A1
10 001 01 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 A9
11 001 01 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 B9
12 001 01 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 C1
13 001 01 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 B1
14 000 00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
15 000 00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
16 000 00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
17 000 00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
Using vector-based indexing
IRQ to pin mappings:
IRQ0 -> 0:2
IRQ1 -> 0:1
IRQ3 -> 0:3
IRQ4 -> 0:4
IRQ5 -> 0:5
IRQ6 -> 0:6
IRQ7 -> 0:7
IRQ8 -> 0:8
IRQ9 -> 0:9
IRQ10 -> 0:10
IRQ11 -> 0:11
IRQ12 -> 0:12
IRQ13 -> 0:13
IRQ14 -> 0:14
IRQ15 -> 0:15
IRQ169 -> 0:16
IRQ185 -> 0:17
IRQ193 -> 0:18
IRQ177 -> 0:19
.................................... done.
VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.1
Dquot-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order 0, 4096 bytes)
devfs: 2004-01-31 Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.csiro.au)
devfs: boot_options: 0x0
Initializing Cryptographic API
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 54 ports, IRQ sharing enabled
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 8192K size 1024 blocksize
i8042.c: Warning: Keylock active.
serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard on isa0060/serio0
EISA: Probing bus 0 at eisa0
Cannot allocate resource for EISA slot 1
EISA: Detected 0 cards.
NET: Registered protocol family 2
IP: routing cache hash table of 8192 buckets, 64Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 262144 bind 65536)
NET: Registered protocol family 8
NET: Registered protocol family 20
ACPI: (supports S0 S3 S4 S4bios S5)
RAMDISK: cramfs filesystem found at block 0
RAMDISK: Loading 4192 blocks [1 disk] into ram disk... done.
VFS: Mounted root (cramfs filesystem) readonly.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 204k freed
vesafb: probe of vesafb0 failed with error -6
NET: Registered protocol family 1
SCSI subsystem initialized
libata version 1.02 loaded.
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
ICH6: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:1f.1
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:1f.1[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 169
ICH6: chipset revision 3
ICH6: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
ide0: BM-DMA at 0xbfa0-0xbfa7, BIOS settings: hdaMA, hdbMA
hda: WDC WD600VE-75HDT1, ATA DISK drive
hdb: PHILIPS CD-RW/DVD-ROM SCB5265, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
Using anticipatory io scheduler
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
hda: max request size: 128KiB
hda: 117210240 sectors (60011 MB) w/8192KiB Cache, CHS=65535/16/63, UDMA(100)
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: p1 p2 p3 p4
VFS: Can't find ext3 filesystem on dev hda2.
VFS: Can't find ext2 filesystem on dev hda2.
ReiserFS: hda2: found reiserfs format "3.6" with standard journal
ReiserFS: hda2: using ordered data mode
ReiserFS: hda2: journal params: device hda2, size 8192, journal first block 18, max trans len 1024, max batch 900, max commit age 30, max trans age 30
ReiserFS: hda2: checking transaction log (hda2)
ReiserFS: hda2: Using r5 hash to sort names
Adding 1052248k swap on /dev/hda3. Priority:-1 extents:1
hdb: ATAPI 24X DVD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache, UDMA(33)
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1
Firmware: 6.2
180 degree mounted touchpad
Sensor: 37
new absolute packet format
Touchpad has extended capability bits
-> multifinger detection
-> palm detection
input: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad on isa0060/serio1
Capability LSM initialized
ts: Compaq touchscreen protocol output
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
ReiserFS: hda4: found reiserfs format "3.6" with standard journal
ReiserFS: hda4: using ordered data mode
ReiserFS: hda4: journal params: device hda4, size 8192, journal first block 18, max trans len 1024, max batch 900, max commit age 30, max trans age 30
ReiserFS: hda4: checking transaction log (hda4)
ReiserFS: hda4: Using r5 hash to sort names
b44.c:v0.94 (May 4, 2004)
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:00.0[A] -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 193
eth0: Broadcom 4400 10/100BaseT Ethernet 00:14:22:90:a1:9f
usbcore: registered new driver usbfs
usbcore: registered new driver hub
USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v2.2
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:1d.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 169
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: Intel Corp. I/O Controller Hub USB
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1d.0 to 64
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: irq 169, io base 0000bf80
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 1-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:1d.1[B] -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 185
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.1: Intel Corp. I/O Controller Hub USB
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1d.1 to 64
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.1: irq 185, io base 0000bf60
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.1: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 2-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:1d.2[C] -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 193
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.2: Intel Corp. I/O Controller Hub USB
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1d.2 to 64
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.2: irq 193, io base 0000bf40
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 3-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:1d.3[D] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 177
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.3: Intel Corp. I/O Controller Hub USB
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1d.3 to 64
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.3: irq 177, io base 0000bf20
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.3: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 4
hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 4-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
cpci_hotplug: CompactPCI Hot Plug Core version: 0.2
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
shpchp: acpi_shpchprm:\_SB_.PCI0 evaluate _BBN fail=0x5
shpchp: acpi_shpchprm:get_device PCI ROOT HID fail=0x5
pciehp: acpi_pciehprm:\_SB_.PCI0 evaluate _BBN fail=0x5
pciehp: acpi_pciehprm:get_device PCI ROOT HID fail=0x5
shpchp: acpi_shpchprm:\_SB_.PCI0 evaluate _BBN fail=0x5
shpchp: acpi_shpchprm:get_device PCI ROOT HID fail=0x5
pciehp: acpi_pciehprm:\_SB_.PCI0 evaluate _BBN fail=0x5
pciehp: acpi_pciehprm:get_device PCI ROOT HID fail=0x5
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:1d.7[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 169
ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: Intel Corp. I/O Controller Hub USB2
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1d.7 to 64
ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: irq 169, pci mem f8931000
ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 5
PCI: cache line size of 32 is not supported by device 0000:00:1d.7
ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: USB 2.0 enabled, EHCI 1.00, driver 2004-May-10
hub 5-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 5-0:1.0: 8 ports detected
hw_random: RNG not detected
input: PC Speaker
Real Time Clock Driver v1.12
b44: eth0: Link is down.
NET: Registered protocol family 17
b44: eth0: Link is up at 100 Mbps, full duplex.
b44: eth0: Flow control is on for TX and on for RX.
ACPI: Battery Slot [BAT0] (battery present)
ACPI: AC Adapter [AC] (on-line)
ACPI: Processor [CPU0] (supports C1 C2 C3, 8 throttling states)
ACPI: Lid Switch [LID]
ACPI: Power Button (CM) [PBTN]
ACPI: Sleep Button (CM) [SBTN]
ACPI: Thermal Zone [THM] (53 C)
NET: Registered protocol family 10
Disabled Privacy Extensions on device c02cc960(lo)
IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver
mtrr: no more MTRRs available
eth0: no IPv6 routers present
ndiswrapper version 1.1 loaded (preempt=yes,smp=no)
ndiswrapper (import:238): unknown symbol: ntoskrnl.exe:strrchr
ndiswrapper (import:238): unknown symbol: ntoskrnl.exe:MmFreeContiguousMemorySpecifyCache
ndiswrapper (import:238): unknown symbol: ntoskrnl.exe:MmAllocateContiguousMemorySpecifyCache
ndiswrapper (import:238): unknown symbol: ntoskrnl.exe:MmGetPhysicalAddress
ndiswrapper (load_sys_files:456): unable to prepare driver 'bcmwl5'
ndiswrapper (ndiswrapper_load_driver:92): loadndiswrapper failed (65280); check system log for messages from 'loadndisdriver'


Regarding the wireless you may see dmesg warning to check /var/log/syslog and I did so just to find out it complains that I dont have /etc/ndiswrapper/ which I have and the driver file is there!

Can anyone help me here? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 03-18-2006, 02:13 PM   #2
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Which version of ndiswrapper are you using? I had problems with earlier versions,
on B120 with SUSE 10.0 but using v 1.9 it worked fine.
 
Old 03-18-2006, 04:27 PM   #3
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Well I guess that is my problem. I am running Debian Sarge (2.6.8) and my /var/log/messages says my ndiswrapper is 1.1. Do you have any idea of how I can fix it? Should I just download the sources from their website and compile it w/o using apt? Thanks for your reply.
 
Old 03-18-2006, 04:51 PM   #4
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Some extra information:
My device is a 4318 (according to lspci -v).

My /var/log/syslog displays when i try to iwlist wlan0 scanning
Mar 18 14:40:58 localhost kdm_greet[3513]: Can't open default user face
Mar 18 14:42:30 localhost kernel: ndiswrapper version 1.1 loaded (preempt=yes,smp=no)
Mar 18 14:42:30 localhost udev[3535]: creating device node '/dev/ndiswrapper'
Mar 18 14:42:30 localhost loadndisdriver: loadndisdriver: load_driver(358): couldn't load driver bcmwl5
Mar 18 14:42:30 localhost kernel: ndiswrapper (import:238): unknown symbol: ntoskrnl.exe:strrchr
Mar 18 14:42:30 localhost kernel: ndiswrapper (import:238): unknown symbol: ntoskrnl.exe:MmFreeContiguousMemorySpecifyCache
Mar 18 14:42:30 localhost kernel: ndiswrapper (import:238): unknown symbol: ntoskrnl.exe:MmAllocateContiguousMemorySpecifyCache
Mar 18 14:42:30 localhost kernel: ndiswrapper (import:238): unknown symbol: ntoskrnl.exe:MmGetPhysicalAddress
Mar 18 14:42:30 localhost kernel: ndiswrapper (load_sys_files:456): unable to prepare driver 'bcmwl5'
Mar 18 14:42:30 localhost kernel: ndiswrapper (ndiswrapper_load_driver:92): loadndiswrapper failed (65280); check system log for messages from 'loadndisdriver'


Do you know what it means? Thanks again.
 
Old 03-18-2006, 05:16 PM   #5
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Hi, it works now! The problem was the windows XP driver supplied by DELL. I found on google references saying it had some problems with ndiswrapper but that Acer has the same drivers. So I downloaded Acer's driver and removed the old one and now it works. Thanks for helping me.
 
Old 04-30-2006, 01:18 AM   #6
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ok.....but how about sound? alsa is not working with my b130 and I am missing my sound. Anyone have sound working on a b130?
 
Old 04-30-2006, 10:18 PM   #7
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I am using alsa here. You have to compile the sound support in the kernel (or as a module) for the intel audio device. It works, and very well. There is only a small patch that needs to be applied to have the mic presence sensed correctly so it will turn off the speakers and you get audio only on the headphones. Just compile the support and it will work. Remember to add support for the alsa system too.
 
Old 05-14-2006, 10:44 PM   #8
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Dell B130 Wireless & Sound

Quote:
Originally Posted by leosgb
I am using alsa here. You have to compile the sound support in the kernel (or as a module) for the intel audio device. It works, and very well. There is only a small patch that needs to be applied to have the mic presence sensed correctly so it will turn off the speakers and you get audio only on the headphones. Just compile the support and it will work. Remember to add support for the alsa system too.
Hi Leo, I've read your posts here. I was wondering if you could elaborate a little more on what it was that you did to get your wireless and sound working. I've found an Acer driver that gives me the "correct" .inf and .sys files, but it's not working.
I am trying the Linuxant WLAN Driver,not ndiswrapper. But this isn't working out either. Read that the problem must be an IRQ conflict. Sounds like an old DOS nightmare.
As for the sound, I've never recompiled a kernel.
BTW... I'm running Debian here.I can plug in an ethernet cable, and everything works fine. Kind of defeats the "wireless" concept though.

Thanks -Bill Chellis

PS.... Not sure where the "Newbie" designation comes from. I've been running Red Hat, Slackware, and Knoppix for 3-years now. I'm "new" to Debian.

Last edited by kernal-panic-attack; 05-14-2006 at 10:49 PM.
 
Old 05-14-2006, 11:27 PM   #9
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Ok. Hum, the newbie comes from the fact that you have just made your first post here so congrat. Soon the system will give you a "higher rank" as if it means you know anything at all hehehe (I have had help from many so called newbies here that know more than many "gurus"). But lets get back to the point:

I run gentoo here. I followed this:
http://www.math.umd.edu/~olsson/jerome-install.html

For the sound first:
My current kernel is 2.6.16 and it all works w/o problems. I used Debian before but I decided to change distro because it took too long to had stable kernels that were current (of course there were other issues too but this is the one that is related to this problem). I believe you are either running experimental stuff or you should have an older kernel, right? If not, then it is a matter of a kernel compilation. I had no IRQ issues. With my 2.6.11 kernel (when I started trying to get my sound to work) I had to patch the kernel and my problem was solved. So, can you post back w/ your kernel version? 2.6.16 kernel solved all problems that I had w/ sound before.

To recompile your kernel:
change to sources directory --> cd /usr/src/linux
configure the kernel --> make menuconfig (here is where you need to add ALSA support and anything else that seems interesting to you, if you get here let me know so I can send you my config file to be used as a "model")
compile it all --> make && make modules_install
the kernel is /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/bzImage, just copy it to your boot area

Regarding the wireless. yes, I use the Acer driver. I had several problems w/ original DELL drivers that would give me many errors here. I read somewhere (dont remeber where) that Acer drivers were perfect for ndiswrapper. So I download them and they indeed work. I use ndiswrapper 1.2 here. My suggestion is to try ndiwsrapper, ok? It works.

Good luck and welcome to the forums.

ps: i just figured what linuxant is. hehehe dont use it: http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...x.php/LinuxAnt

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