[alsa-devel] Ubuntu - Alsa Installation Script
kls.schlz at googlemail.com
Thu Oct 30 17:25:29 CET 2008
I have some issues I am thinking of to improve the script - perhaps somebody
can get me directions:
1. To avoid inconsistencies in the system I first run configure and make
on the packages.
If one of these fails the script exits out and the system stays as it
because I run all make install in one function at the end.
There seems to be one problem. If Alsa-revisions differ heavily.
utils won't compile.
The alsa-lib needs to be installed, prior to compilation of the utils -
utils compilation won't succeed.
Is there a way around this?
2. If I got two or more kernels on the system I don't know how to install
Alsa manually on both of them
3. It seems that I have to install the (older) alsalib-dev package prior to
running the script from Ubuntu repositories to get
the environment properly settled. Can I avoid this?
On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 5:00 PM, Travis Place <wishie at wishie.net> wrote:
> On Thursday 30 October 2008 6:03:55 pm Klaus Schulz wrote:
> > Hi folks.
> > I prepared an unofficial Alsa-Installation (now 1.0.18) script for the
> > Ubuntu Community.
> > The intention is mainly to be up2date on the drivers, since this - the
> > or limited functionality
> > of drivers (I am aware of the reasons behind it) is IMO still one of the
> > biggest
> > weaknesses within Linux. Therefore it is IMO crucial to have the latest
> > driver available.
> > As you know most of the distributions make things worse since these are
> > usually one major release behind.
> > http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=962695
> I will check this out, and see if i can make any suggestions.. also, you
> specify a seperate dir to hold the NEW modules, and update the depmod
> path (this is how i frequently tell ubuntu users to install alsa, from
> > For standard installations the script seems to work fine.
> We should be able to do a few tests, to determine things, and handle them
> differently etc.. If you've ever looked at the alsa-info.sh script, you'll
> know what i mean.. When originally writing that script, i wanted to take
> account what 'interface' (if any) to use to display the output.. what
> information to collect (ac97/hda-intel) etc..
> > Quite some people have been/are using it.
> > And of course responding to it - mainly about problems on specific sound
> > cards.
> > I am wondering if things can be improved in the script. I would
> > if
> > somebody of the designers around here could have a quick look at it.
> Im certainly no real expert, but it sounds like it would be a handy script,
> worth a look into.
> > I am not so deep into Alsa that I can cover severe problems brought up
> > there. How would you recommend to handle this?
> > THX.
> > Cheers
> > Klaus
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