Problems with Updates

Kennneth P. Turvey kt-usenet at
Wed Oct 29 21:40:00 UTC 2008

On Tue, 28 Oct 2008 20:20:21 -0700, Pastor JW wrote:

> On Tuesday 28 October 2008 5:40:55 pm Kennneth P. Turvey wrote:
>> On Tue, 28 Oct 2008 17:14:09 -0700, Pastor JW wrote:
>> > On Tuesday 28 October 2008 2:55:59 pm Kennneth P. Turvey wrote:
>> >> How do I find out which updates were applied when on my system? 
>> >> Maybe I could narrow it down?
>> >
>> > Is this a Dell and did it have sound before the last kernel update? 
>> > I guess there were two weren't there, but the second one didn't fix
>> > it either did it?
>> Yes, it is a Dell Inspiron 1525 and sound still isn't working.  I've
>> installed all the updates up to today's.
> Okay then, your problem is the modem, look here
> On the first instruction instead of 2.5.24-17 use your current kernel. 
> If you did the updates it should be 2.5.24-19 and use the instructions
> for having 8.04 already installed.  Then after you download the modem
> driver, in your terminal, BEFORE you do the sudo command, you need to cd
> into the directory where ever you downloaded the file.  You should now
> have your sound back!  I started trying to fix this last Friday
> afternoon.  Didn't work on it over the weekend for obvious reasons. 
> Thought I'd tackle it again today and got it working this morning.

Does this really make sense.  This is Hardy as installed from the Ubuntu 
disks, not something from Dell.  Everything worked under Hardy, with the 
possible exception of the modem, since I didn't ever try it.  I never 
installed any modem drivers on this laptop.  

Kenneth P. Turvey <kt-usenet at>

  It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.
        -- George Bernard Shaw

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