Sound in Debian Woody - how to get without kernel recompile

Janina Sajka janina at
Thu Nov 11 13:55:49 UTC 2004

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.

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. You'll need to learn to use

to find out about available packages.

>   Any pointers to begin?
> -- 
> arimo
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