Problems with Updates

NoOp glgxg at
Wed Oct 29 23:36:53 UTC 2008

On 10/29/2008 02:40 PM, Kennneth P. Turvey wrote:
> 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
> Modem_Does_Not_Work
>> 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.  

You'd be surprised. Quite often another device can take over the other
drivers. The above seems to indicate that the modem driver did:

Restore name of sound driver that old modem driver renamed:

$ cd /lib/modules/`uname -r`/ubuntu/sound/alsa-driver/pci/hda
$ sudo mv snd-hda-intel.ko.REPLACEDBYhsfmodem snd-hda-intel.ko

Why don't you just give it a try? It's documented so you can reverse if
necessary. *And* in that it is a Dell site ( it's
a pretty safe bet that they have run across the problem & the provided
instructions will/may work.

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