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Old 09-30-2003, 11:13 PM   #1
meeshka
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Rebuilding ALSA drivers for new kernel?


Hi all.

I recently upgraded/recompiled my kernel to vanilla 2.4.22 kernel, then patched with low latency and openmosix support. I already had ALSA working for the previous 2.4.18 kernel, which I installed from the rpms at freshrpms.net. I need to rebuild my drivers for ALSA and was trying to do it from the source RPM. I tried:

rpmbuild --rebuild --target i686 --define 'kernel 2.4.22'
alsa-driver-0.9.6-1.fr.src.rpm

but it came back with the error message:

error: Failed build dependencies:
kernel-source = 2.4.22 is needed by alsa-driver-0.9.6-1.fr

Is there something else i'll need to download or will I need to compile all the ALSA stuff from source for the new kernel?

Cheers.
 
Old 09-30-2003, 11:38 PM   #2
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yes alsa requires that the driver modules are actually loaded into the kernel.

when you upgraded the kernel was it an rpm or did you really compile it??

you will prolly need to compile the alsa drivers rather than using an rpm.
 
Old 09-30-2003, 11:49 PM   #3
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yes i compiled the kernel, downloaded the source from kernel.org. So will this mean I have to compile all the ALSA files from source? Will the installed files need to be removed (rpm -e) first, and wil lthis break apps that rely on ALSA being installed?

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Old 10-01-2003, 12:45 AM   #4
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hmm to be honest I am not familiar with the rpm installation at all. It prolly installs the modules automatically I would expect.

Do an lsmod and paste it in here so I can check the installed modules.

What apps do you have that rely on the ALSA installation?
 
Old 10-01-2003, 01:08 AM   #5
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I'm at work at the moment so i'll have to post the modules later. however, i can post the relevant section of modules.conf as per the alsa website:

# ALSA portion
alias char-major-116 snd
alias snd-card-0 snd-intel8x0
# module options should go here

# OSS/Free portion
alias char-major-14 soundcore
alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0

# card #1
alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss

The apps that require ALSA are some sound apps (eg terminatorX, sweep, etc).

I wonder if i can just compile and install the alsa-driver from source?
 
Old 10-01-2003, 01:17 AM   #6
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I think the rebuild option will rebuild the alsa package, but , will not include any new libs from your new kernel.
A new ALSA release 0.9.7 came out a few days ago. I think you should get a new 0.9.7 rpm package if available or download all the libs, tools , utils and the driver itself and compile them all just to be sure your new kernel is supported.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 09:01 PM   #7
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Just a follow up...

I got ALSA to work for the new kernel by just compiling and installing the alsa-driver tarball. The new drivers worked fine with the already installed libs, utilities, etc.
 
Old 10-06-2003, 01:21 AM   #8
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That is good, Now enjoy with mplayer and gmplayer, xanim, timidity, xmms and others.
 
  


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