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Old 11-11-2007, 07:15 PM   #1
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Dell Inspiron 1520 laptop problems


Hello,

Problems:

1. videoconfig uses only vesa driver.
2. No sound

lspci gives the following output:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 0c)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Contoller #4 (rev 02)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 02)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
03:01.1 Generic system peripheral [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
03:01.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd Unknown device 0843 (rev 12)
03:01.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
03:01.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 12)
0c:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)

Any solutions? Thanks for your help,

Anand
 
Old 11-11-2007, 07:21 PM   #2
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00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)
ICH8 Sound
... open alsamixer and make sure nothing important is muted. If this is unsuccessful, show us the result of

lsmod | grep snd

i965 graphics
... edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf and replace "vesa" with "intel" and restart X.

You have posted to "zenwalk": which Zenwalk release are you using?
 
Old 11-11-2007, 09:36 PM   #3
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ICH8 Sound
... open alsamixer and make sure nothing important is muted. If this is unsuccessful, show us the result of

lsmod | grep snd
When I run alsamixer I get the error message:

alsamixer:function snd_ctl_open failed for default:no such device.

lsmod | grep snd gives:

snd_seq_oss 18816 0
snd_seq_midi_event 3456 1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 27760 4 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device 3724 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss 25984 0
snd_mixer_oss 10112 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_hda_intel 190616 0
snd_pcm 38660 2 snd_pcm_oss,snd_hda_intel
snd_timer 11268 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd 25988 8 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 3552 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 4744 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm



Quote:
Originally Posted by Simon Bridge View Post
ICH8 Soundi965 graphics
... edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf and replace "vesa" with "intel" and restart X.
I did this. But X will not start. So, I had to use vesa again to start X.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Simon Bridge View Post
You have posted to "zenwalk": which Zenwalk release are you using?
I am running Zenwalk-4.8.

Thank you Simon Bridge for your help,

Anand

Last edited by rsamurti; 11-11-2007 at 09:46 PM.
 
Old 11-11-2007, 10:52 PM   #4
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alsamixer:function snd_ctl_open failed for default:no such device.
"asoundconf -list" should return "ICH8" or something like that.
"asoundconf set-default-card ICH8" should give you a default card, then you can run alsamixer.

Quote:
I did this. But X will not start. So, I had to use vesa again to start X.
In which case you got a message to the effect that X will not start and would you like to see the logs. You say "yes" and tell me what the error lines say ...

If this is a tft/digital screen, comment out the sync and refresh lines and try a modest resolution.

Last edited by Simon Bridge; 11-11-2007 at 10:53 PM.
 
Old 04-26-2008, 12:26 PM   #5
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rsamurti: how did you get on?
 
Old 06-06-2008, 01:47 PM   #6
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Hi, I have an inspiron 1520 running both Vista and Ubuntu 7.10 without issues. Only a little problem with the audio card and my bluetooth mouse.

Please check a small guide I created to install ubuntu, maybe can help you with the audio setup.

http://fabianmejia.blogspot.com/2007...iron-1520.html

Regards.
 
  


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