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    sound alsa!!!?


    hi im totally new to linuxs i am using feadora core 2 and i downloaded alsa sound driver as the one i have dosent work now in the install text file it tells me how to do stuff but as im said im totally new to this so i would like an easy step by step on how to do it if that possible any help much appreiciated thnks

    ps the worst thing is i dont undearstand most of what it says.
    could some one also explain what line 1) means plz thnks

    1) You must have full configured source for the Linux kernel which you
    want to use for the ALSA drivers. Note that ALSA drivers are part
    of the kernel, so there is necessary to resolve all symbol dependencies
    between the used kernel and ALSA driver code. Partly installed kernels
    (for example from distributor makers) can be unuseable for this action.
    2) You must turn on sound support (soundcore module).
    3) Run './configure' script.
    If you do not want ISA PnP support, use --with-isapnp=no switch.
    If you want sequencer support, use --with-sequencer=yes switch.
    If you do not want OSS/Free emulation, use --with-oss=no switch.
    If you want turn on debug mode use --with-debug=full switch.
    If you want debug soundcard detection try --with-debug=detect switch.
    If you have kernel source code in another directory than /usr/src/linux,
    use --with-kernel=<kernel_directory>.
    Example: ./configure --with-debug=full
    4) Run 'make'.
    5) Run 'make install'.
    6) Run the './snddevices' script to create new sound devices in /dev directory.
    Skip this step, if you have a kernel with the DEVFS support.
    7) Edit your /etc/modules.conf (see the kmod support section below).
    Run 'modprobe snd-xxxx' where xxxx is the name of your card.
    Note: All ALSA ISA drivers support ISA PnP natively, so you don't need
    isapnptools any more. Don't use both together. It will
    conflict. For disabling the ALSA ISA PnP support, specify
    --with-isapnp=no configure switch.

    You can also look at the utils/alsasound file. This script is designed for
    the RedHat distribution, but it can be used with other distributions which
    use System V style rc init scripts.

    Note: All mixer channels are muted by default. You must use a native
    or OSS mixer program to unmute appropriate channels (for example a
    mixer from the alsa-utils package).

    Note: This document notices the /etc/modules.conf file. Many current
    distributions uses the old /etc/conf.modules file. Both names are
    valid.

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    ps.. is this something along the lines of what i need to type?
    /home/owner/desktop/alsa-driver-1.0.5a/configure --with-debug=detect switch

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    just compile kernel 2.6.x with alsa built in, much easier

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    like i said!!

    like i said im new i have just tought my selft how to install an RPM but how the heck do i compile kernel 2.6 x ?

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    right new problem

    i can hear sounds using the messaging clint but they are the only sounds i can hear how can i listien to my cds with this part sound i have check that the volume is up but i cant think what else to do plz help

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    I am newbie to linux too, and i started with Fedora Core 2. But i noticed that Alsa comes with this distribution, so no need to install new one.

    Look for the mixer to set the volume... I am using KDE, and the mixer is KMix (under Sound and Video menu), check the advanced check box and do some trial and error to get it working. I don't know what is going on, but in my case, recording from a mic works some different combination each time...as a matter of fact, everytime i have to record audio (and i do that a lot) i must tweak nearly all the settings related to the sound system to get it working...

    By the way, more sound options can be found in Control Center (under preference menu)...

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    thnks

    thnks for ya help my spund is working perfectly now.

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