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Old 02-15-2007, 06:07 AM   #1
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Issues with Installing & Sound


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.

Hope I have given enough detail.
 
Old 02-15-2007, 06:21 AM   #2
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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.
 
Old 02-15-2007, 07:10 AM   #3
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I got the ALSA driver, libraries and utilities from the website, as I read these were what I need.

You say to use 'Yum'? Never used it before. What is it?

I am the root user, is it possible the folders that were denied permissions have settings I can change that would allow me to use them.
 
Old 02-15-2007, 08:38 AM   #4
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yum is a package manager that is installed standard (I think) with FC4. Home page http://linux.duke.edu/projects/yum/ and man page http://wiki.linux.duke.edu/ManYum for yum.

Also, do you have the right modules loaded for your sound chip? Maybe that's your problem.
 
Old 02-15-2007, 09:31 AM   #5
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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:

#alsaconf
#alsamixer (here, you can set the volume level)
#alsactl store

this may work for you
 
Old 02-15-2007, 11:22 AM   #6
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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.
 
Old 02-15-2007, 11:46 AM   #7
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If you have rpm package, then try these at the command line as root:

#rpm -Uvh file.rpm (U means upgrade)

or if you are installing it for the first time:

#rpm -ivh file.rpm (i means install)

It may be successfully installed or may show some failed dependencies, but that's another problem, anyway do post the output if you still have problems.
 
Old 02-15-2007, 04:03 PM   #8
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This is what I typed:

cd Desktop

rpm -ivh yum-2.4.0-1.src.rpm

I got the output:

warning: yum-2.4.0-1.src.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 69886cc7
error: cannot write to %sourcedir /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES

Don't know whats wrong now.

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