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Old 05-22-2007, 11:46 AM   #16
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Sometimes it's just easier to take the easy way out - I have the NVIDIA 6100 chipset and also couldn't get the sound correct so I bought a used SoundBlaster Live card and turned off the mb's audio in the bios.
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Thanks for all of your help Simon Bridge.

I fixed my problem by just compiling from source and installing the ALSA 1.0.14rc4 drivers and everything started working just fine!
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I'm new to linux and am a bit perplexed by the alsa instructions. Can anyone give me a step by step? I am running opensuse10.2 64 bit version with and amd64 processor. The mobo is ecs geforce6100sm-m.
Thanks in advance,

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Old 08-04-2007, 03:37 AM   #19
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Which alsa instructions are you using and what is perplexing you? AFAIK: they are pretty much stepwise.
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As I said I am new to linux. I am very computer literate, but I have a hard time creating files and seeing if it is done correctly. The documentatoion on the ALSA web site has a lot of dead links. I'm not sure which files to download where to put them. If Yast is involved, etc. If you have a pdf file of the install instuctions or a good link to it, please let me know. Basically OpenSUse has ALSA 1.0.13 and I hear I need to upgrade to 1.0.14. Is there a procedure for that?

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Old 08-04-2007, 05:59 PM   #21
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You want to update your entire system (YOU), then, to make sure you have the latest of everything. You need to peruse, which is full of tips and howtos.

In particular:

The distribution sources always lag a little behind the project sources. Central stuff, like alsa, gets updated pretty often though. An automatic solution will be a month or so away if not already there.

If you absolutely cannot do without the latest alsa , you will have to install from source.

You will need to use YaST to install the kernel source and header packages, as well as the standard programming and library packages. (gcc gpp g++ glibc etc)

...the instructions can be obtained by following the links from the the main site to the wiki which has a prominent "New User" section at the top of the first page. You want to "upgrade an existing alsa install", so you need to know about AlsaBuild 2.6. This last has the instructions you need.

It is unwise to go blindly into installing from source anything so fundamental to your desktop experience. I urge you to read and make sure you understand the information in that page and the "quick installation" page.

But, basically, you use the cvs repository:

cvs -q -f -z3 -d \
"" \
co -P alsa-kernel alsa-driver

There is also a script file for rebuilding your kernel with the latest alsa


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