Gateway MT3705

  • jaiantbass
Posted: Mon, 02/04/2008 - 06:48
Has anyone set up 64 Studio on the Gateway 3705? I am having problems with it not seeing my built in wireless. Also the audio isn't working at all. Any help or points in the right direction would be much appreciated. I have it setup on an older Dell and it works great! I would love to be able to use it on my main laptop which is the MT3705. Thanks, Andrew jaiantbass@comcast.net

getting audio to work

  • andrewb
  • 03/25/08
  • Tue, 03/25/2008 - 00:52
Hello. I had the same audio problem after my install on an HP/Compaq nx90/10. I had to download the latest alsa files in order for the audio to work. The packages I updated to were: alsa-driver-1.0.16.tar.bz2, alsa-lib-1.016tar.bz2, and alsa-utils-1.0.16tar.bz2. I hope that helps. I didn't use wireless, but a cable modem. I hope to try the wireless soon, and may have to do a lot of reading here to get it going.

Have you checked if the the

  • davidpucheta
  • 07/26/07
  • Wed, 02/06/2008 - 05:30
Have you checked if the the wireless card is enabled or disabled in "/etc/netork/interfaces" file? this is important since the gnome netwok manager applet will not manage any interfaces enabled in /etc/network/interfaces. About audio the only thing i cant think of is having something muted or fader down (check this in alsamixer) or some connection in Jack. I have the same sound chip in my Gateway lptop and never had any problems, however the audio quality is not very good but ok for a built in. Good luck.

figured out the audio issue.

  • jaiantbass
  • 02/04/08
  • Wed, 02/06/2008 - 06:13
figured out the audio issue. i have 64 studio on a dual boot with vista. if the audio is muted when you boot from vista to 64 studio, it seems to stay muted in 64 studio. i can't see any other way to unmute other than to reboot into vista, unmute it, and finally back into 64 studio with sound. now i am still trying to figure out the built in wireless. i have a lead and will share if it works out tomorrow. thanks again, andrew

alright, got the wireless

  • jaiantbass
  • 02/04/08
  • Fri, 02/08/2008 - 02:46
alright, got the wireless working using the instructions from this website. http://rtl-wifi.sourceforge.net/wiki/Installing getting a connection, but only at 30%. still works though. cant get wpa with it so far but can use wep unfortunately. somethings better than nothing i suppose. having problems getting it to load on boot but hopefully can work that out quickly. seems to be up and running for now. i am very excited about this. thanks for your help.

What do you mean with "audio

  • davidpucheta
  • 07/26/07
  • Mon, 02/04/2008 - 23:32
What do you mean with "audio not working at all"? For wireless im pretty shure your laptop has a Broadcom 43xx. If this is the one you have you can go 2 ways: 1) The driver module for this nic is included in current kernels (bcm43xx), however you should load the firmware for your hardware in order to work ok (use fwcutter). 2) Use ndiswarapper (i tried ndiswarapper and couldnt built the module against 64studio kernel so i recommend option 1). Check this how-to: "http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?t=7949" or Google around for more, theres plenty of them.

thanks for your reply. I

  • jaiantbass
  • 02/04/08
  • Tue, 02/05/2008 - 23:01
thanks for your reply. I realized that the card built into this is a realtek and doesnt use the broadcom drivers like i originally gleaned from the net. i have successfully installed the drivers with ndiswrapper, and when doing a ndiswrapper -l it says that the driver and hardware are present. when i go to look in the network manager however, it only shows the nic. there is no wireless connection to even choose from. when i do an iwconfig, it says no wireless present. as for the audio, it just doenst make any noise. when i a program such as hydrogen drum program or something like it, the meters says there is a signal on the program. unfortunately, i get no sound at all and i can't see any errors happening. thanks again for your attention, Andrew