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    Default Sound drivers

    i know its not that big of a deal and not really related to pen testing but is anyone willing to help me install drivers for my sound card i have a dell inspiron 1000. My sound card, at least i think worked at one point another but not anymore. the specs i found on it are " Analog Devices AD1981B" and that was off a driver website. hxxp://opendrivers.com/driver/234245/dell-inspiron-1000-analog-devices-ad1981b-audio-driver-v.5.12.01.4050-a02-windows-xp-free-download.html
    ive perused google and some other forms and im not sure if theres a good way to install the driver so if any one can help me or steer me in the right direction i would be ecstatic. thanks in advanced

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddoggpt View Post
    hxxp://opendrivers.com/driver/234245/dell-inspiron-1000-analog-devices-ad1981b-audio-driver-v.5.12.01.4050-a02-windows-xp-free-download.html
    Looks to me like you have a windows xp driver as opposed to a linux driver?

    first I will assume since you have a laptop that the sound card is installed if not then that would be the first step to install it.
    now most linux distros have sound card drivers built into them
    you can look here to see what modules you have:
    /lib/modules/2.6.20-BT-PwnSauce-NOSMP/kernel

    in most cases those that are provided are sufficient to have sound (mine worked out of the box).

    also check dmesg
    looking for something to do with your sound card itself

    maybe like this:
    Soundblaster audio driver Copyright (C) by Hannu Savolainen 1993-1996
    sb: Creative SB AWE64 PnP detected
    sb: ISAPnP reports 'Creative SB AWE64 PnP' at i/o 0x220, irq 5, dma 1, 5
    SB 4.16 detected OK (220)
    sb: 1 Soundblaster PnP card(s) found.

    i would recommend that you post your dmesg here so that others may look at it if you are lost.

    also there is another way to try to see if your sound card is working by looking at
    K > system > settings > sound and multimedia>soundsystems to see if that helps

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    Before you go crazy installing anything try this

    bt~#alsaconf

    and follow the steps

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    Also worth noting that after a hdd install, the sound can sometimes become muted.
    Aslamixer ---> unmute master, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purehate View Post
    Before you go crazy installing anything try this

    bt~#alsaconf

    and follow the steps
    Probably should have mentioned that one first.
    I thought it would be self explanatory to not go and install or remove any hardware first.

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    i wasn't going to delete anything just yet but i'll try bt~#alsaconf and see what happens.thanks for the help

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