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Old 07-20-2001, 06:35 PM   #1
protest_boy
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Angry sound driver installation trouble


I hope I have the correct forum here.**I just installed Mandrake-linux and I'm trying to install my sound drivers but am having some difficulty.**Please keep in mind that I'm totally new to Linux.**The installation instructions go as follows:

1. Unpack the distribution:
tar xvzf aureal*.tar.gz
2. Change to the driver directory and become root: cd aureal*
su
3. Edit the Makefile to suit your system (SMP, CPU type, etc)
4. Type the following install commands: If you have an 8830-based (Vortex 2) card:
make install
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I am having problems with the final command, which produces this output:**bash: make: command not found

Do I need to install an update or something which includes this command?**Other commands that I've seen mentioned produce the same output, such as 'pico' for one.

Can anybody help?**Any help is GREATLY appreciated!
 
Old 07-20-2001, 06:44 PM   #2
isajera
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ok... to start off, "make" is a program that will do all the compiling, and usually the installation. it runs by using the "Makefile" in the directory.

it sounds like you don't have it installed. i'd go over the packages that you installed with the fresh installation. you need to have some development tools. some common ones :

gnu make package
automake
autoconf
gcc package

... and come to think of it... there's a lot more. install them as they're needed .

also, check your PATH variable; type "echo $PATH" at the command prompt. you should get something like this :

/bin:/sbin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin
 
  


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