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Old 09-20-2004, 12:36 AM   #1
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Question Need help compiling audio drivers


i just downloaded some drivers for my usb sound card but i have no idea how to compile them

this is the link that i got the drivers from, im using kernel 2.4.6 and that link has a set of instrunctions but im clueless. i've never compiled anything before.

 
Old 09-20-2004, 05:41 AM   #2
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Hi,
You will need:
1. A compiler installed - probably best to use gcc. Check if you have it by opening a terminal and typing this:
Code:
gcc --version
You should get something like: gcc (GCC) 2.95

2. You will probably need the kernel source installed - what Linux distribution are you using? It's best to install the kernel source that came with your distro.

3. I don't see any link! Please post it. You will need to read the install instructions carefully, they will be different for different sound drivers. Make sure the sound driver you downloaded lists your sound card as compatible.

Trel

n.b. I use the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture sound drivers:
http://www.alsa-project.org/
 
Old 09-20-2004, 02:37 PM   #3
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http://exaudio.sourceforge.net/ <-- link to driver click 2.4.x.

my soundcard is a soundblaster extigy and the drivers are specialy hack for the card

im using slackware 10.0 the download links for the slackware source bittorents are corrupted and do not download properly
 
Old 09-20-2004, 03:36 PM   #4
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First check /usr/src if you have linux kernel source installed. If not you can download your matching kernel source from kernel.org - untar it to /usr/src/linux-2.4.6 if 2.4.6 is your kernel version. You will need to have root privileges (use 'su' command in terminal & enter root password).
Also make a symbolic link to the kernel source (helps lazy makefiles):
ln -s /usr/src/linux-2.4.6 /usr/src/linux

Basically the 'make' command runs the compiler for you, but don't just type that - follow all the install instructions for your driver at the web site you got it from. You will need root privileges, as above.

Good Luck!
 
  


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