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August 18th, 2008, 02:36 AM
When I upgraded to Hardy Heron my sound and optical drive drivers stopped working. Is there a new way to get at the system 76 drivers? I am operating currently under 8.04 Ubuntu.

Thank you for any help

August 18th, 2008, 04:16 PM
From a command line, enter:
sudo wget http://planet76.com/repositories/system76-driver-2.2.2.deb
sudo dpkg -i system76-driver-2.2.2.deb

Then go to System > Administration > System 76 Driver
Click the restore tab and restore button.

August 24th, 2008, 02:52 AM
thank you for your response. when I enter command into terminal I receive the below error message. Did I do something wrong?

--20:41:49-- http://planet76.com/repositories/sys...iver-2.2.2.deb
=> `sys...iver-2.2.2.deb'
Resolving planet76.com...
Connecting to planet76.com||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
20:41:49 ERROR 404: Not Found.

August 24th, 2008, 06:19 AM
It looks like the url was reformatted when Thomas posted it. The correct command should be:

sudo wget http://planet76.com/repositories/system76-driver-2.2.2.deb

August 24th, 2008, 07:14 AM
Thanks, williumbillium.

I hate it when it does that.

August 24th, 2008, 04:18 PM
Thank you for the new address. I received no errors but no results as to funtionality of sound or cd drives. Any guesses?

August 25th, 2008, 04:01 PM
Actually, yes.

We've seen this before in the past. When upgrading from Feisty to Gutsy, the problem was practically epidemic. We only saw a few cases of it from Gutsy to Hardy.

It seems that there is a bug of some kind in Update Manager that hoses the alsa modules and the cd drive. The only real cure we ever found was a clean install. Once the basic install was finished, we had them update with...

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get --assume-yes dist-upgrade

...from the command line.

September 6th, 2008, 01:42 AM
I have finally backed up my home directory, can some one point me to a guide to do a clean install? Googling about seems to not have pointed to a clear guide yet.

September 8th, 2008, 01:30 PM
Get yourself a copy of the Live CD from Ubuntu.com; pop it in, and boot!

From there select either Install Ubuntu or enter the live environment. I reccomend the latter as it allows you to test to make sure everything is working. Once you are ready double-click install and follow the guided process.

September 8th, 2008, 03:43 PM
If you want to send an email to support(at)system76(dot)com, I'll send you full written instructions (including installing and running the System 76 driver).