I've used ALSA on many different distros before, but this is my first time with Debian.
I've downloaded the alsa-drivers, lib, tools, and utils (all 0.9.8) files and extracted them.
I run ./configure in alsa-driver-0.9.8 and get the message I've seen other people get upon executing a google search (unfortunately, their posts lead me nowhere).
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output... a.out
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for executable suffix...
checking for object suffix... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for ranlib... ranlib
checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for ANSI C header files... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C... none needed
checking for an ANSI C-conforming const... yes
checking for inline... inline
checking whether time.h and sys/time.h may both be included... yes
checking whether gcc needs -traditional... no
checking for current directory... /usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-0.9.8
checking cross compile...
checking for directory with kernel source... /usr/src/linux
checking for kernel version... The file /usr/src/linux/include/linux/version.h does not exist.
Please, install the package with full kernel sources for your distribution
or use --with-kernel=dir option to specify another directory with kernel
sources (default is /usr/src/linux).
Running it with --with-kernel=/usr/src/linux helps none either. The kernel is, I think, fully in /usr/src/linux. uname -a confirmed that I am running the kernel I thought I was, 188.8.131.526
The contents of the /usr/src/linux directory can be seen in this text file: duder.dnsalias.net/UsrSrcLinux.txt (Sorry for leaving on the http, it wont let me post otherwise)
I am trying to get a PCI Ens1371 running on a POS old dell. Why? Cause it's Saturday and I live in South Jersey - what else is there to do?