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blue_k 04-10-2012 08:18 PM

How to get ALSA 1.0.25 on Slackware64 13.37?

I have a Creative X-fi Titanium HD Pci-express sound card. This sound card only works with ALSA 1.0.25 or newer currently. I am trying to get this working with Slackware64 13.37, I need to know if there are ALSA 1.0.25 packages that work with Slackware64 13.37. Can someone point me in the right direction?

Thank you

dugan 04-10-2012 08:25 PM

If this version of ALSA is included in the current versions of the kernel, then the easiest solution is to just upgrade the kernel.

blue_k 04-10-2012 08:35 PM

It is in current. So alsa is in the kernel? I thought it was on its own. How would I go about making this work? When I tried installing the new alsa-lib, alsa-oss, and alsa-utils, there was a glibc error, and it wouldn't work. So I updated glibc, and that didn't work either, and then when trying to get back to the old glibc, everything got hosed, and I had to reinstall. And is there anyway to make 1.0.25 work without having to upgrade a bunch of packages? Has anyone made a package for 13.37?

dugan 04-10-2012 09:21 PM


Originally Posted by blue_k (Post 4649732)
So alsa is in the kernel?

Yes it is. The ALSA drivers are part of the kernel.

To upgrade the other ALSA packages (lib, utils and oss), use the SlackBuilds in current/source to build more up-to-date packages. Then they'll be built against whatever version of glibc you currently have installed.

blue_k 04-11-2012 05:12 AM

I upgraded my kernel to the one in current, and upgraded the ALSA files, and now my sound works. I also had to upgrade my Glibc to the one in current because the Nvidia driver requires it apparently for the 3.0 kernel and above. Could this cause any issues?

htitan 06-28-2012 10:55 PM

I have the same problem, and I don't want to update a bunch of stuff either. Mostly because my ATI driver doesn't work with the latest Xorg server.

So how does one update the alsa-driver code? Can I replace the code I have with the new stuff somehow and rebuild my kernel modules? That seems fraught with peril.

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