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Old 08-19-2004, 08:41 PM   #1
Steve88XJ
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No Sound, wireless doesn't work! Linux NEWB


Hey guys I just installed Mandrake 10 on my Toshiba A75-S226 laptop, I got everything to work fine except for my wireless and sound.

The wireless is an Atheros AR5004G Wireless Network Adapter, and the sound chip is Realtek AC97 Audio according to windows' device manager, but the toshiba website says "Realtek ALC250 codec Chip; Software Sound".

Can anyone please help me get these things working? In windows I wouldn't even need help, I'm pretty good with finding and installing drivers, but I'm just lost in Linux.

Anyone know a good source for drivers?
 
Old 08-19-2004, 08:53 PM   #2
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Well, I'm not sure about your sound card but I'm very sure that your wireless card does not support linux. You may want to call their tech support to see if it does but i doubt it.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 08:56 PM   #3
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hi Steve88XJ, welcome to lq. to find the actual chipset of your sound card, from a terminal issue

/sbin/lspci -v

copy and paste the results here. for the wireless, it will get more involved, maybe someone here will pick this up, i'll be away for a few days, so hopefully you'll get some help. hope this gets you pointed in the right direction, have a read here

http://linux-newbie.sunsite.dk/

it'll help you understand the command line a bit better.
good luck.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 09:10 PM   #4
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For your Wireless card, it might be supported by MADWIFI. I've used these drivers for an Atheros-based card. Unfortunately, they may be a little difficult for a newbie to install.

Check out:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/madwifi/
http://www.mattfoster.clara.co.uk/madwifi-faq.htm

Unfortunately, wireless support (especially for built-in cards) on Linux is poor.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 09:41 PM   #5
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/sbin/lspci -v from the terminal doesn't work for me

I naviagted to the sbin directory and didn't find anything called "lspci" in there.

I did some google searches and found MADWIFI but they dont have any released files yet... know of any other sources?

Maybe I'll dig up one of my old PCMCIA wireless cards and just plug it in and use that...

I'd really like to get this sound issue taken care of though.

When I boot and when I try to configure my sound I get this:

Quote:
Sound server informational message:
Error while initializing the sound driver:
Couldn't connect to server
The sound server will continue, using the null output device.
 
Old 08-23-2004, 06:26 PM   #6
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/sbin/lspci -v from the terminal doesn't work for me
if your issuing the command as root or su - then just use

lspci -v

good luck.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 05:24 PM   #7
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Try to reestablish the default settings in your BIOS, that might bring the sound system up working agin.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 05:27 PM   #8
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lspci -v still doesnt do anything

Sound works fine in windows, you still think it could be a BIOS issue?
 
Old 08-27-2004, 05:44 PM   #9
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No, if sound works in windows, the problem is likely to be somwhere else.

Conserning the madwifi driver, you will find info about it and how to download and install here:

http://madwifiwiki.thewebhost.de/wiki

That helped me (for a while).

Good luck!
 
Old 08-27-2004, 11:21 PM   #10
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You can get the wireless to work through the use of ndiswrapper, I believe. The procedure is thus. Get ndiswrapper here:

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/n...ar.gz?download

You download it, and extract it somewhere. Then you just to "make" and "make install" in the directory you've extracted it to, as root user. If the program makes and installs fine, I can continue with how to get it to work. You're almost done if it makes. Hopefully this won't be too intimidating
 
  


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