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Old 03-21-2006, 10:22 AM   #1
D_O_Y_L_E
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weird alsaconf problem


Im trying to get my sound to work and when i try to run "alsaconf" i get this:

root@darkstar:~# alsaconf
which: no awk in (/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/games:/usr/lib/java/bin:/usr/lib/java/jre/bin:/opt/kde/bin:/usr/lib/qt/bin:/usr/share/texmf/bin)
Error, awk not found. Can't continue.
root@darkstar:~#

any suggestions
 
Old 03-21-2006, 10:36 AM   #2
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awk is a binary that the system is looking for. On my system it is located in /bin. Do a locate awk and see if you have it installed in some path your system does not look in. If you can not find it, you will have to install it.

Please post the distro and release, that will help us help you.
 
Old 03-21-2006, 10:55 AM   #3
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oh sorry
it is slackware 10.2
oh also now my locate command isn't working

i get

root@darkstar:~# locate awk
warning: locate: could not open database: /var/lib/slocate/slocate.db: No such file or directory
root@darkstar:~#

??????????
 
Old 03-22-2006, 10:38 AM   #4
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The slocate DB is not there until you create it. As root run the following command :

slocate -u

That should create the db in the "/" . Once the db is there, you will find it needs to be updated, I think the default is 8 days.
Don't worry about that, all you need to do is run the above command before you use it, if the 8 days has gone by.

After you have the db, do a locate awk and see if you have the file, and post back.
 
Old 03-23-2006, 09:23 AM   #5
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everythings alirght now i reinstalled slackware and awk was installed..
i must of not installed the first time by accident..
alsa config works great and thanks for the tip on creating the data base for locate
adam
 
  


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