Sound in Debian Woody - how to get without kernel recompile
janina at rednote.net
Fri Dec 3 15:01:37 UTC 2004
Mario Lang writes:
> Janina Sajka <janina at rednote.net> writes:
> > Ari Moisio writes:
> >> Hi!
> >> I installed Debian Woody but was unable to find any sound modules
> >> anywhere. As i like to alter anything as little as possible i'm looking
> >> for sound modules without full kernel re-compile.
> > I suspect you misunderstand Debian. The approach of Debian is
> > minimalist. If you didn't ask for sound, you didn't get it.
> I strongly disagree with this desscription. It sounds like someone
> describing Debian, who doesn't use it personally, which is actually,
> AFAIK, the truth :)
I have had two machines running Debian over the past 5 years--though
I've recently retired my Alpha system. Still, I was not fully accurate.
I didn't need to recompile the kernel--but I did need to proactively get
and configure alsa. Perhaps things are different now--you would
certainly know better than I. Sorry if I got that part wrong.
> > Make sure you've got apt--which you should have. Then do
> > apt-get update
> > The above command should precede whatever you find you have to install
> > next. Then you install the package you want, in this case alsa. So, the
> > command is something like:
> > apt-get install alsa
> > But, this may not be completely accurate.
> Yeah, definitely... I'd first ask for a lspci output, so that
> we know which card it is he wants to get up and running.
> Not all cards require ALSA these days, and it is definitely
> easier to get OSS working on stock 2.4 than it is to
> compile ALSA modules.
> Besides, the original poster was talking about Debian Woody, which
> is the last Stable release, released somewhere around summer
> 2002 IIRC. Since Debian does only include major security
> fixes in its Stable releases, the version of alsa available
> in Woody is ALSA 0.9. These days, ALSA is already
> at 1.0.7, and includes major API changes as well...
> > You'll need to learn to use apt-cache
> > to find out about available packages.
> >> Any pointers to begin?
> >> --
> >> arimo
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