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Old 11-18-2003, 03:19 PM   #1
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Angry Pulling my %$*&@#' hair out over libasound!!


Here's the Deal:
I'm running Redhat 9 (I even did a fresh install Sunday seeing if this would work)

I've installed Alsa using all the latest RPMs the Driver, the Libs, the Utils, the Tools and the Alsa-Kernel by rpm -ivh.
Alsa is working swell. I know this by the loading of modules, Alsamixer, Aplay working, and doing a cat /proc/asound blah blah blah

The problem is when I install anything that calls for Alsa to be installed to properly function.

Example:
I want to install Protux. To install Protux you need to install the MUSTUX libraries.

When I try to install Mustux, I receive the ever popular:

Checking for libasound headers version >= 0.9.0...Not Present
Configure error: Sufficiently new version of libasound not found

If it's looking for the, libasound.so, libasound.so.2, libasound.so.2.0.0.
they are located right in the /usr/lib directory

If it's looking for possibly a libasound.h file well there isn't one anywhere.

If it is indeed looking for a libasound.h file, where does one find it, create it or generate it?


I have seen several questions about this same question, but have yet to see any answer. It's really starting to *^$#$@ me off seeing that the only reason I started to switch over to linux was to play with sound stuff and sound tools.

Please Please Please help a brother out. I'll answer any questions you have pertaining to my system config.
 
Old 11-18-2003, 03:59 PM   #2
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The first thing I see is that the version
greatly differs ... maybe the config script
doesn't check the major number properly?

The second thought.... if you installed all
ALSA stuff (development packages?),
did you try a
locate libasound\.h
?

Cheers,
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Old 11-18-2003, 05:26 PM   #3
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My hair, sanity, as well as my computer (future batting practise object) thank you.

Since I'm new to a lot of this stuff I never considered the "lib-dev" package. I just thought that was for people that want to *&^% around with alsa and change crap. Come to think of it? That's what it should be for. I think what the ./configure script is looking for is something like asound.la or asound.a the regular rpm does not include these in the packages. I suppose it could be possible to creat your own but it sounds at odd that the original app packages wouldn't include them or create them in the first place.

Anyhoo, Thanks for your hot tip. I'm sure I'll be posting replies to others now for the very same question I had and you answered.
 
Old 11-18-2003, 06:31 PM   #4
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Glad I could help mate :) ...

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Old 11-14-2004, 07:30 PM   #5
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Hello from Santiago de Chile (spanish user)

I resolve this problem in my RedHat 9 : (NOTE : Always i have installed the kernel sources)

Step 1.
- First download alsa sources from http://www.alsa-project.org (alsa-driver, alsa-lib, alsa-utils, alsa-oss)

Step 2.
- unpack alsa-lib and compile. (./configure && make && make install)
- Compile alsa-oss (./configure && make && make install)

Step 3.
- Unpack alsa-driver
- ./configure --with-isapnp=no --with-sequencer=yes --with-oss=yes
- touch include/linux/workqueue.h
- make install
- run the ./snddevices script
- run alsaconf ( here this must be configure your modules.conf )
- run alsamixer ( your channels are muted by default )

Step 4.
-- Check if you have unresolved simbols with depmod -ae. If you get errors repeat step 3.

Step 5
-- run ldconfig

Step 6.
- unpack alsa-utils and compile. (./configure && make && make install)

Step 7.
- Download the xmms sources from http://www.xmms.org
- Unpack the .tar file.
- ** This source have a alsa module source.
- ./configure && make && make install

Step 8
- reboot
- cd /etc/init.d/alsasound start
- startx
- run xmms
- If all was OK. Choice the alsa plugin.

- Enjoy!

NOTE : IF AFTER THIS LITTLE GUIDE IS NOT RESOLVE YOUR PROBLEM YOU MUST TRY THIS TOO.

Step 1
- Get mpg123 sources from http://www.mpg123.de/. You must get the last mpg123 sources (VERY IMPORTANT)
- Unpack the mpg123 sources
- ./configure && make && make install

Step 2
- Get GQMPEG sources from http://gqmpeg.sourceforge.net
- ./configure && make && make install

Step 3
- startx
- If you have KDE ALT-F2 and type gqmpeg
- If all was okey enjoy yours mp3s files.

HISTORY NOTE: THIS PROBLEM TAKE ME 4 DAYS TO RESOLVE.

If you beliave this guide was util please send me a email to leo.nunez@gmail.com

Cheers !

Bye!
 
  


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