View Full Version : [ubuntu] Can't manage a Tar.gz installation

February 6th, 2014, 12:02 PM
Hallo Forum,

I'm trying to update the Alsamixer on my system (Ubuntu 13.10) (because the internal mic is not functioning and I hope it's a driver problem). I went to the alsa project and found the appropriate daily feed package for my release:


It's a tar.gz file, which I tried to instal using the instructions from this seemingly helpful link :
But I just can't seem to find any 'Install' file in this package.

and the command


just doesn't work, although I am in the right folder and I extracted the tar.gz.

I've tried searching for answers on the forums but couldn't find any good sollution.

Any ideas ?

thanks in advance !

February 6th, 2014, 02:08 PM
a) Use Adv Reply and "code" tags. If things don't line up, it makes it difficult to read - hard to read means fewer people will read it.
b) copy/paste the exact command and exact output from the attempts. Be certain the PWD is displayed too.

In general, you'll need the basic C development setup before you can start. That is in the build-essentials package - install it.
Next open a terminal, cd into the correct directory where the files are de-tar'd.
Run ./configure | tee /tmp/log.alsa
The "tee" command will clone output from the screen to a file ... easier to copy/paste later and post here.
If it works fine (the output isn't missing any programs), then run make to build the software.