InstallingLinuxAlsaDriverModules

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## page was renamed from Audio/Installing Crack-of-the-Day
The Ubuntu Kernel Team produces what they call "Crack of the Day" builds of alsa-driver code. This is the latest
development code that is being worked on "upstream" and has all the most recent fixes to hardware issues. We ask
users having audio problems to install these builds in order to help us identify whether the issue has already
been fixed or if it's also an issue upstream.

== Installing ==
=== Install with Command Line ===
'''Adding the ppa'''
{{{
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev/ppa
sudo apt-get update
}}}

'''Install the linux-alsa-driver-modules package'''
{{{
sudo apt-get install linux-alsa-driver-modules-$(uname -r)
}}}

'''Note: After installing the linux-alsa-driver-modules package, your system needs to be rebooted.'''

=== Install with Synaptic Package Manager ===
'''Adding the ppa'''
 * Open up the "Synaptic Package Manager":
   System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager

 * Bring up the "Software Sources" dialog in the "Synaptic Package Manager":
   Settings -> Repositories

 * Select the "Other Software" tab in the "Software Sources" dialog.

 * Click the "+Add" button.

 * In the "APT line: " text input box type:
   ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev/ppa

 * Click the "+Add Source" button.

 * Close the "Software Sources" dialog.

 * You may see a dialog box pop up which warns you that your "Repositories changed". This is a good thing and you can close the dialog.

 * Since we've just added a new repository we need to update that database that knows what packages are available and where from. Update the package information by:
   Edit -> Reload Package Information
   

'''Determine the current version of kernel running (via command line)'''
{{{
uname -r
}}}

'''Install the linux-alsa-driver-modules package'''
 * Open up the "Synaptic Package Manager" if it isn't already open:
   System -> Administration -> Synamptic Package Manager

 * Search for the "linux-alsa-driver-modules" package:
   Edit -> Search

 * In the search results shown, find the package that matches up with the kernel version that you are running.

 * Select the "linux-alsa-driver-modules" package by checking the checkbox in the leftmost column of the search results.
 
 * Install the package:
   Edit -> Apply Marked Changes

 * A dialog will come up asking if you want to "Apply the following changes?". Click the "Apply" button.

 * A dialog will appear showing the progress of applying the indicated changes. After it's complete another dialog appears stating the changes have been applied. That dialog can be closed by clicking on the "Close" button.

 * The "Synaptic Package Manager" can now be closed, the package has been installed.
   


'''Note: After installing the linux-alsa-driver-modules package, your system needs to be rebooted.'''

== Uninstalling ==

If you want to return to the original sound drivers, do the following (from the command line):
{{{
sudo apt-get remove linux-alsa-driver-modules-$(uname -r)
}}}

You can also uninstall from "Synaptic Package Manager":

'''Install the linux-alsa-driver-modules package (via Synaptic Package Manager)'''
 * Open up the "Synaptic Package Manager" if it isn't already open:
   System -> Administration -> Synamptic Package Manager

 * Search for the "linux-alsa-driver-modules" package:
   Edit -> Search

 * In the search results shown, find the package that matches up with the kernel version that you are running.

 * Right-click the "linux-alsa-driver-modules" package, and select "Mark for complete removal".
 
 * Uninstall the package:
   Edit -> Apply Marked Changes

 * A dialog will come up asking if you want to "Apply the following changes?". Click the "Apply" button.

 * A dialog will appear showing the progress of applying the indicated changes. After it's complete another dialog appears stating the changes have been applied. That dialog can be closed by clicking on the "Close" button.

 * The "Synaptic Package Manager" can now be closed, the package has been uninstalled.

'''Note: After uninstalling the linux-alsa-driver-modules package, your system needs to be rebooted.'''
The support for this method of upgrading your ALSA drivers has been discontinued. Please refer to [[Audio/UpgradingAlsa|Upgrading Alsa]] instead.

The support for this method of upgrading your ALSA drivers has been discontinued. Please refer to Upgrading Alsa instead.

Audio/InstallingLinuxAlsaDriverModules (last edited 2013-10-11 03:09:29 by diwic)