[alsa-devel] Upgrading alsa drivers. current and hg from suse site

Tobin Davis tdavis at dsl-only.net
Fri Nov 2 23:20:57 CET 2007

On Fri, 2007-11-02 at 22:33 +0100, Nigel Henry wrote:

> I try to help folks now and then with sound problems. I don't have an hda 
> intel card, but try to point folks in the right direction to get help.
> Question:
> I've sorted out the upgrading of the alsa driver on Fedora, Archlinux, and 
> Debian, even though I don't need too, as my audigy2 soundblaster, and on the 
> other machine, an ensoniq (ens1371) are fine. this was from the latest 1.0.15 
> release at http://alsa-project.org.
> My question is to do with the nightly hg releases obtainable from.
> ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/projects/alsa/snapshot/driver/
> Will these install using the same ./configure, make, (su to root), then make 
> install, as with upgrading to the current 1.0.15 version from. 
> http://alsa-project.org.

Yes.  These are essentially the same as the release, but with daily
snapshot code.  Just untar, ./configure, make && make install.

> Sorry if this is a trivial question, but I don't want to give bad information 
> to folks looking for help.

No problem, the more help the better.

> I've only recently subscribed to the alsa-devel list, and hadn't realised how 
> much effort was being put in to resolve soundcard problems, particularly hda 
> intel ones.

Considering laptop and desktop systems all come with Intel HD Audio
these days, the need for support in this area is increasing
exponentially.  Any help you can provide is great.

I have a user on #alsa irc that wrote a great little script that uploads
system information to a website for developers to use.  It has proven to
be very helpful.  You can get it here:

Tobin Davis  

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