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Old 07-31-2013, 08:58 PM   #1
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Realtek ALC883 sound card drivers problem.

Everything was working (sound) after fresh install of Kali (Debian Wheezy). I thought "Damn I'm bored, I will install sound drivers for fun". And I tried to do it... God damn I don't know why.
I installed Realtek High Definition Linux Driver 5.11. Here are few last lines:

/bin/bash: xmlto: command not found
make[2]: *** [alsactl_init.7] Error 127
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/skitter/Downloads/realtek-linux-audiopack-5.11/alsa-utils-1.0.19/alsactl'
make[1]: *** [install-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/skitter/Downloads/realtek-linux-audiopack-5.11/alsa-utils-1.0.19/alsactl'
make: *** [install-recursive] Error 1
Remove Folder.....
./install: 101: ./install: alsaconf: not found
Now my audio is NOT WORKING.
Here are some addidtional informations:

root@Alias:# lspci | grep -i audio
00:07.0 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation MCP72XE/MCP72P/MCP78U/MCP78S High Definition Audio (rev a1)

root@Alias:# alsamixer
cannot open mixer: No such device or address

root@Alias:# cat /proc/asound/cards
cat: /proc/asound/cards: No such file or directory

root@root@Alias:#dpkg --get-selections |grep alsa
alsa-base                                       install
alsa-tools                                      install
alsa-utils                                      install
libsox-fmt-alsa                                 install
And here is screen of my KDE Control Module devices:

You can see Tactic 3D Sigma because that is my external (USB) soundcard. However I didn't find any drivers for Linux so I'm using integrated sound card.

Last edited by DSkitter; 08-02-2013 at 07:52 AM.
Old 08-02-2013, 07:52 AM   #2
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Guys I have no idea how I solved this problem, but it took me whole night to fix this.
I think that this was the cure:
~$ aptitude --purge reinstall linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils linux-image-`uname -r` linux-ubuntu-modules-`uname -r` libasound2 
~$ usermod -a -G audio <yourusername>
In Synaptic I marked to reinstall:
And of course applied changes.

Then recompiled Kali Linux kernel:
~$ apt-get install kernel-package ncurses-dev fakeroot bzip2
~$ apt-get install linux-source
~$ cd /usr/src/
~$ tar jxpf linux-source-3.7.tar.bz2 
~$ cd linux-source-3.7/
~$ cp /boot/config-3.7-trunk-amd64 .config
~$ make menuconfig
~$ export CONCURRENCY_LEVEL=$(cat /proc/cpuinfo|grep processor|wc -l)
~$ make-kpkg clean
~$ fakeroot make-kpkg kernel_image
~$ dpkg -i ../linux-image-3.7.2_3.7.2-10.00.Custom_amd64.deb 
~$ update-initramfs -c -k 3.7.2
~$ update-grub2
~$ reboot
After reboot everything is working agin
All thanks to Kali documentation and lidex (user of Ubuntu forums).

Last edited by DSkitter; 08-02-2013 at 07:58 AM.
Old 08-20-2013, 07:05 PM   #3
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completely off topic as I won't join their forum but I wonder about Trade Mark?

while we have

thats LINUX and I thought LINUX was held by Linus Torvalds

so your Kali site might need to attribute correctly?

I am not a lawyer

Last edited by aus9; 08-20-2013 at 07:07 PM.


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