InstallingLinuxAlsaDriverModules

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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.

Adding the ppa (via command line)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev/ppa
sudo apt-get update

Install the linux-alsa-driver-modules package (via command line)

sudo apt-get install linux-alsa-driver-modules-$(uname -r)


Adding the ppa (via Synaptic Package Manager)

  • Open up the "Synaptic Package Manager":
    • System -> Administration -> Synamptic 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 get a dialog box poped 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 (via command line)

  • 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.

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