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I am new to linux so i don't know much, i had sound working when i was useing a sb 16 but now i am running a digifire 7.1 and don't have sound. i was told once to download the cirrus logic drivers witch i did. but i need to turn it into a module now, i belive i need to use gcc to do it but i keep getting error messages whenever i try. any help would be appreceated thanks
If the cirrus drivers came with instructions, read them. Typically, when compiling anything that someone has distributed, there is a Makefile provided, so you don't actually need to run gcc yourself at all (though there are exceptions). Most of the time, you do:
Again, start by reading the directions. If it didn't come with any, check the website or ftp server you got them from, maybe there are instructions there.
i don't need to compule the cirrus driver anymore (i still wouldn't mind just for my education) but i need to compile alsa now. and i get much farther with alsa. but when i try to run "make" to compile alsa i get the above error.
The sound card to my knowledge is not soundblaster compatible.
it is a hercules digifire 7.1 and uses the cirrus logic soundfusion 4624 chip, cirrus gives no enduser techsupport.
Gotta love hardware manufacturers that pretend Linux doesn't exist.
Hmm... it looks like the error you got compiling Alsa probably has to do with write permission. Usually it's a good idea to compile stuff as a normal user (rather than root), but in the case of modules, you'll probably need to do it as root, so it will have permission to write the module to the appropriate /lib/modules directory.
If you already are compiling as root, then I am clueless I don't have any Slackware experience, so hopefully someone else can lend you a hand.
I figured it out. its kinda stupid what happened was i had another old 8 gig hd hdd1that i used for all my downloads. for somereason i extracted alsa on it, and when it tryed to link to my main hdb2 it got angry.
downside still no sound, but im sure i just loaded the wronge module thanks for your help