[alsa-devel] ALSA with Ubuntu 8.04

Eliot Blennerhassett linux at audioscience.com
Thu Jun 26 01:47:13 CEST 2008

This just an FYI

In Ubuntu 8.04, ubuntu has packaged alsa-drivers including some out of 
tree drivers in a separate package: linux-ubuntu-modules-$kernelver

This gets installed in /lib/modules/$kernelver/ubuntu/sound

The only things installed in /lib/modules/$kernelver/sound are 
soundcore.ko and ac97_bus.ko

However, when you do a default "make install" from alsa-driver source, 
the modules get installed in /lib/modules/$kernelver/kernel/sound

So, now there are 2 copies of the drivers in different places.

I have taken to removing (moving away to say /root) 
/lib/modules/$kernelver/ubuntu/sound to avoid any confusion and some odd 
module versioning problems that I was having.



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