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Old 05-04-2006, 10:52 AM   #1
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Cant install alsa-driver


Im getting some weird error message when trying to install alsa-driver.

Error message:
make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.8-2-686/source: No such file or directory.  Stop.
make: *** [compile] Error 2
Why am i gett this message, the requested file is there. Look at this output:
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root   4096 2006-05-04 21:03 boot
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root     35 2006-05-04 21:41 build -> /usr/src/kernel-headers-2.6.8-2-686
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root   4096 2006-05-04 21:03 initrd
drwxr-xr-x  10 root root   4096 2006-05-04 21:03 kernel
-rw-r--r--   1 root root 138720 2006-05-04 21:04 modules.alias
-rw-r--r--   1 root root     69 2006-05-04 21:04 modules.ccwmap
-rw-r--r--   1 root root 233307 2006-05-04 21:04 modules.dep
-rw-r--r--   1 root root    517 2006-05-04 21:04 modules.ieee1394map
-rw-r--r--   1 root root   1061 2006-05-04 21:04 modules.inputmap
-rw-r--r--   1 root root  16427 2006-05-04 21:04 modules.isapnpmap
-rw-r--r--   1 root root 131958 2006-05-04 21:04 modules.pcimap
-rw-r--r--   1 root root 104901 2006-05-04 21:04 modules.symbols
-rw-r--r--   1 root root 157116 2006-05-04 21:04 modules.usbmap
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    100 2006-05-04 21:03 source -> /home/horms/tmp/debian-kernel-test/kernel-image-2.6.8-i386/kernel-image-2.6.8-i386-2.6.8/install-686
What is wrong and how to i proceed to compile and install alsa-driver?
Old 05-04-2006, 12:25 PM   #2
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Your using debian rigth? in this case, is easier to install alsa-drivers using apt-get, aptitude, dselect, wajig or any other of this.....

So, install alsa and anything you need for alsa throught the APT system

Old 05-04-2006, 12:43 PM   #3
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Looks like that source directory is just a link. Perhaps the "/home/horms/tmp/debian-kernel-test/kernel-image-2.6.8-i386/kernel-image-2.6.8-i386-2.6.8/install-686" directory does not exist?
Old 05-04-2006, 01:02 PM   #4
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I dont have the alsa-driver package when searching for it using: apt-cache search alsa-driver. I installed "alsa-source", is this the same?

Aborted Fetus

No, that directory does not exist. I have created this link, so i dont know how it got linked like that.

Do you guys know how i can proceed with the compilation/installation of alsa-driver?
Old 05-04-2006, 01:19 PM   #5
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I don't understand. You created the link, but you don't know how it got linked like that? If the directory that 'source' is linked to doesn't exist, then in essence, 'source' does not exist, and thus you're getting an error.
Old 05-20-2006, 03:53 PM   #6
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Alsa also not installing

I can't install the alsa drivers either. I'm using Debian 2.8.3-powerpc on an old 333 MHz iMac and make is returning an error:

make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/steve/Desktop/ALSA/alsa-driver-1.0.11'
make -C /usr SUBDIRS=/home/steve/Desktop/ALSA/alsa-driver-1.0.11 modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr'
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `modules'. Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr'
make: *** [compile] Error 2

By the way, alsa downloads are not available through apt, at least not on my system. I have tried downloading a older and newer versions, but the same compile error is returned. Is there an alternative to alsa? OSS didn't impress my little burgundy either.


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