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Old 04-26-2003, 05:17 PM   #1
kired
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Instal driver


Could some one tellme where to find a howto fot installing drivers, I need to install my sound card driver, i have it already but dont know how to install it i sear but couldnt find anything that helps, i m usin debian 3.0 and running kde 2, thanx for the help.
 
Old 04-26-2003, 06:02 PM   #2
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if you have the src code then it should be in *tar.gz or *tar.bz2 right?? if so then when you untar the driver there shoud be a README and INSTALL file that you can open with you fav editor and read. one of these should have instructions on how to install that particular driver.
 
Old 04-26-2003, 06:06 PM   #3
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Yes I have already read it, but i have a doubt it tell to use a directory /usr/scr/linux/drivers/sound and i only have /usr/scr/rpm so i dont know what to do there, and it is all based on that directory, what do i do?
 
Old 04-26-2003, 06:06 PM   #4
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you could look at the alsa website
 
Old 04-26-2003, 06:18 PM   #5
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Brief rundown:

Look on your install CD for the kernel-source package, or download it from your favorite package mirror and install it. It will install to:
/usr/src/linux-<version>/
From there create a symlink:
ln -sf /usr/src/linux-<version> /usr/src/linux

This assumed the kernel version is the same as the kernel you are currently using as shown with:
uname -r

Cool
 
Old 04-26-2003, 06:52 PM   #6
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Ok i search on asla and it supports my sound card, now im instlling it, but an erro comes out, it says " Please install Packet with full kernel souces for your distribution or use --with-kernel=dir option to specify another directory with kernel sources (default is /usr/scr/linux)." thats ok but i dont klnow where is that directory how can i look for it? thanks for the help
 
Old 04-26-2003, 10:39 PM   #7
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It tells you where that directory is:
/usr/src/linux

If that directory is empty, you'll need to install your kernel source. If you have that installed, you simply need to symlink (as I mentioned above )

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