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Hey, Im new to Linux and I currently have Fedora Core 4. I have a problem with my sound. Basically I dont have any sound. I have done the soundcard tests and played the test sound but nothing comes from the speakers. I read somewhere about installing ALSA.
I started trying to install ALSA. I started with the driver. I used the terminal and configured. I then used the make command. The problem is when I come to the make install command. It displays loads of lines talking about permission denied. An example of one line is:
rm: cannot remove '/lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4/kernel/sound/i2c/snd-tea6330t.lo': Permission Denied
So my questions are:
1. Is ALSA what I need to fix my sound problems. If not, then what do I need.
2. How do I solve the problem with the make install command.
Yes ALSA should fix your sound issues. ALSA drivers are provided by the Linux kernel, there's no real need to build them separately. I suspect that they are part of the stock Fedora kernel. You need the ALSA libraries and can use yum to install those.
You have to be the privileged user (root) or have write privileges to location you're trying to install.
you can try 'yum', have heard its the best way to get updated on a fedora, but since you already have the source, as said above, to do a 'make install' you need to be root, and then, enter these commands as root:
#alsamixer (here, you can set the volume level)
I don't have yum and I have similar problems with installing it.
I tried those command lines, they returned nothing. I am the root user. I know the root password. I can't seem to install anything by open source and I tried rpm but have no idea how to install them. I entered man rpm to try and get more details on how to install rpms but it didnt really help.