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    trouble upgrading alsa driver

    Hi everyone!

    I just found out that my microphone doesn't work. I use Maverick and I read this troublesh0oting guide, the fact is that it says that Ubuntu 10.10 comes with alsa drivers 1.0.23 by default and mine is 1.0.21. I read another post where they said upgrading this might work (in fact it did in 10.04).

    I tried to upgrade it by instaling alsa-driver-1.0.23 from the alsa website, but when I run ./configure it says "Please install the package with full kernel sources for your distribution" I have the Kernel Linux 2.6.32-25-generic installed on my computer. Does anyone know how to upgrade alsa-driver?

    Thanks!

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    Re: trouble upgrading alsa driver

    Quote Originally Posted by killermonkey View Post
    Hi everyone!

    I just found out that my microphone doesn't work. I use Maverick and I read this troublesh0oting guide, the fact is that it says that Ubuntu 10.10 comes with alsa drivers 1.0.23 by default and mine is 1.0.21. I read another post where they said upgrading this might work (in fact it did in 10.04).

    I tried to upgrade it by instaling alsa-driver-1.0.23 from the alsa website, but when I run ./configure it says "Please install the package with full kernel sources for your distribution" I have the Kernel Linux 2.6.32-25-generic installed on my computer. Does anyone know how to upgrade alsa-driver?

    Thanks!
    You're loading the wrong kernel. Try this:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo update-grub
    Now reboot. At the grub screen make sure the latest kernel is selected - should be 2.6.35*

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    Re: trouble upgrading alsa driver

    Yes that worked perfectly! How do I know when its time to
    sudo update-grub
    You guys at this forum are amazing!

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    Re: trouble upgrading alsa driver

    Quote Originally Posted by killermonkey View Post
    Yes that worked perfectly! How do I know when its time to
    sudo update-grub
    You guys at this forum are amazing!
    Should be done automatically - I haven't had a problem for a long time. Just be aware of the kernel series for a given release.
    Code:
    karmic 2.6.31*
    lucid  2.6.32*
    maverick  2.6.35*
    At some point you'll want to uninstall the outdated kernel and header packages.

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    Re: trouble upgrading alsa driver

    I have a similar problem with the same kernel heading in grub. When I tried to run the above command in terminal all I got was. "the update command takes no arguments. Please help. I am desperate to talk to my girl friend in Sweden
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    Re: trouble upgrading alsa driver

    Quote Originally Posted by angliski View Post
    I have a similar problem with the same kernel heading in grub. When I tried to run the above command in terminal all I got was. "the update command takes no arguments. Please help. I am desperate to talk to my girl friend in Sweden
    Steve
    OK, you lost me.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo update-grub
    One line at a time. Nothing comes after 'update-grub'

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    Re: trouble upgrading alsa driver

    Quote Originally Posted by killermonkey View Post
    Hi everyone!

    I just found out that my microphone doesn't work. I use Maverick and I read this troublesh0oting guide, the fact is that it says that Ubuntu 10.10 comes with alsa drivers 1.0.23 by default and mine is 1.0.21. I read another post where they said upgrading this might work (in fact it did in 10.04).

    I tried to upgrade it by instaling alsa-driver-1.0.23 from the alsa website, but when I run ./configure it says "Please install the package with full kernel sources for your distribution" I have the Kernel Linux 2.6.32-25-generic installed on my computer. Does anyone know how to upgrade alsa-driver?

    Thanks!
    ok...i got the same problem and ive solved it,,,,,

    open your terminal and type

    sudo aptitude install build-essential libncurses-dev gettext xmlto xmltoman linux-headers-`uname -r`

    (for the installation of alsa tools...drivers and other stuffs)

    than download the latest alsa driver from here
    PHP Code:
    http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Main_Page 
    download these things:
    -


    they are on the right top of page,,,,

    than place it on desktop..
    when you do that open your terminal and type

    sudo mkdir -p /usr/src/alsa
    cd /usr/src/alsa
    sudo cp ~/Desktop/alsa* .
    sudo tar xjf alsa-driver*.bz2
    sudo tar xjf alsa-lib*.tar.bz2
    sudo tar xjf alsa-utils*.tar.bz2

    the next steps are compiling and installing ALSA driver.

    type in terminal

    cd alsa-driver*
    sudo ./configure --with-cards=hda-intel --with-kernel=/usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r)
    sudo make
    sudo make install

    next steps are compiling and installing ALSA-lib

    cd ../alsa-lib*
    sudo ./configure
    sudo make
    sudo make install

    then after that is compiling and installing ALSA-utils

    sudo apt-get install libncurses5-dev
    cd ../alsa-utils*
    sudo ./configure
    sudo make
    sudo make install

    THATS IT,,,,IF YOU DIDNT HAVE ANY MISTAKES THAN JUST RESTART YOUR COMPUTER AND ENJOY IN YOUR SOUND!!!
    Last edited by Eddie-GNOME; March 8th, 2011 at 12:46 AM.

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