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Installed Modem Driver, Now Sound Works?

Postby smashbadger on Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:18 am

Hello,

Just installed a fresh copy of Daryna on my Dell Vostro 1500. Now I expected the sound and modem not to work initially(Intel HDA and Conextent D330 respectivly). Anyway, I downloaded the conextent modem driver from the linuxant.org website. After a install and few reboots, my modem /and/ my sound worked! I was expecting a kernel or ALSA recompile to get the sound up and running. I'm new to linux, could someone explain to me how this happened? :>

Thanks greatly,

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Re: Installed Modem Driver, Now Sound Works?

Postby Husse on Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:00 am

Welcome to Mint smashbadger
You are right that modem and sound sometimes are interlinked.
The rest is magic - no seriously there are drivers for AC97 by default and that's all that's needed mostly
(but Intel HDA.....)
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Re: Installed Modem Driver, Now Sound Works?

Postby FrozenFoxZX on Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:41 pm

Hehe yes. Some very strange things can happen that seem to be completely unrelated in linux.

For an amusing example of my own if you're bored, read some of this thread / 2 posts I made when I was using other distros a looong time ago. Specifically, my 2nd post since the first is mostly a description of the problem.

http://www.pclinuxos.com/index.php?opti ... #msg159432
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Re: Installed Modem Driver, Now Sound Works?

Postby Boo on Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:27 am

I have seen laptops that used a flip flop switch for modem and sound so you could either have sound or use the modem. :lol:
so when you used your modem your sound appeared to be broken... :twisted:

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Re: Installed Modem Driver, Now Sound Works?

Postby bef on Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:18 am

my on-board sound dies when i have my pci-modem configured. haha.
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Re: Installed Modem Driver, Now Sound Works?

Postby smashbadger on Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:51 pm

Thanks for the tips!

Apparently when you do install the modem driver it uses another set of modules than the stock ones (which apparently didn't work initially). Dell has apparently released an updated driver for their laptops over here (http://linux.dell.com/wiki/index.php/Ub ... dem_Driver). However once I install it, it breaks my sound with a hda device not detected message :< I checked to see if I have any backports installed and I do not. I previously had the latest modem driver off linuxant running with sound, and before installing this one from dell I completely removed the 'old' driver through the package manager. Also in an unrelated issue, is there anyway to get that little network icon in the bottom right of the screen to display when I'm connected? wvdial is working great but I wouldn't mind using that. Thanks again for any help.

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