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Old 09-28-2003, 03:12 PM   #1
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UNINSTALLING ALSA [or anything really]

this seems to be a frequently asked question - [ the modprobing is only for adding removing modules to the kernel - not all programs will require this section].

TO UNINSTALL ALSA in order to reinstall:

[I open two consoles both as root I run the search on one console and remove the files with the other with the other - copy and paste is really handy here].

#run a search for anything with "alsa" in it:
find / -name "*alsa*"

On my system Red Hat installed a program called Balsa - dont remove any Balsa related files. If in doubt leave them. I left all the help files and man pages index.html pages etc as they are not important to remove. If in doubt leave them.

copy the location of the alsa related files by selecting the text [this will copy in linux]

go to your other terminal

rm -rf and then paste by clicking your mouse scroller

it should look something like

rm -rf /usr/location/location/alsa folder

go thru all the alsa locations

[back to the search terminal]



this is to show all the modules

remove the snd modules on the other terminal by

modules -R snd-whatever

when you have gotten everything you have an alsa free system - relatively.

Hope these instructions are not too confusing



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