[tlinux-users 00112] Re: mandriva LINUX Toshiba A105 no modem/sound
David C. Rankin
drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Sat Aug 2 10:06:56 JST 2008
from sally wrote:
> I cannot find how to make the sound/modem install correctly on a dual
> boot with both Windows Vista, and new Mandriva Linux. This is for my
> A105 S2236 Satellite Laptop.
> Mandriva LINUX installed fine today, but wants to find only ATI card for
> sound, and there is no functioning sound after install. Mandriva
> control panel suggests --alsa driver "snd_hda_intel", and this is
> installed manually by me, yet still doesnt work. Mandriva cannot see "realtek high definition audio" at all, (which is listed under SOUND when I check VISTA control panel), so I cant figure how to install
> it. Also in VISTA control panel, there is a removable PROGRAM for
> Realtek High Definition Audio, just as there is one for TOshiba Soft
> Modem...is it a virtual sound card? I
> have alsa-utils installed in Linux, yet command alsaconf doesnt work
> at all, to try to set Realtek audio up as PNP as its directions tell me
> to do.
> The 56k modem doesnt work at all. Tried slmodemd, and I guess since
> sound is not working, it cannot proceed further and install
> I tried under a different LINUX system last week (knoppix, and SeUS)
> and neither one were able to set up modem. However, the sound
> system did work under knoppix and SeUS. slmodemd did what it
> was supposed to do, setting up /dev/ttySLO and dev/pts/3, yet
> still the modem could not work, under both Knoppix and SeUS. Without
> the modem, the system is useless to me, as I want LINUX for internet.
> Why does TOSHIBA not give a drivers package that includes sound and modem, for us linux users, so that
> we can enjoy our Toshiba laptop without having to use WINDOWS? Windows
> is the very worst unsecure OS and I feel forced to have to use it,
> since cant install Linux to work with internet. I think if I buy
> Toshiba, and it has such a good reputation in USA, then the modem
> should either be REAL and PHYSICAL not virtual, OR, provide from
> Toshiba the necessary drivers for LINUX so that it can be "seen" and
> "present" to USE modem.
> The modem I am trying to set up is the 56K. I cant use the other modems like ethernet or wireless, or lan, etc. I only have phone line available.
> Thank you anyone who knows, I have read internet for one week including
> LINUX help sites, and no one can figure out how to get this done.
As with Tim,
I can say that openSuSE works fine on both my Satellite P35 and Satellite
P205d. Sound should work out of the box. The only issue generally encountered
is with the atheros wireless cards. The work fine, you simply have to make sure
you have the correct madwifi driver loaded. I have had more luck with the
ath_pci kernel module as compared to the ath5k module.
It is doubtful that you will ever get the modem to work as it is a "winmodem"
software modem. If a "linmodem" driver exists for your specific modem chipset,
you may have a shot at it, but I have never had any luck. Additionally, you may
have to check the chipset information for your sound and modem in Vista.
Chipsets are like a "box of chocolates" in laptops, you never know what you are
going to get even among the same models from the same manufacturer.
David C. Rankin, J.D., P.E.
Rankin Law Firm, PLLC
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Nacogdoches, Texas 75961
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