UpgradingAlsa

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/!\ Make sure you only have '''one''' override of ALSA drivers installed at a time. Make sure you uninstall the previous override before trying a new one, otherwise it is unclear which version will take precedence. /!\
Make sure you only have '''one''' override of ALSA drivers installed at a time. Make sure you uninstall the previous override before trying a new one, otherwise it is unclear which version will take precedence.
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/!\ Aside from the Ubuntu web, there are several guides, scripts, and blog posts about how to download, compile, and install newer ALSA driver versions yourself. These guides are of varying quality, and in some cases, can break your system really bad. We do not recommend them - the solutions suggested below are simpler and come with proper uninstall instructions. /!\
Aside from the Ubuntu web, there are several guides, scripts, and blog posts about how to download, compile, and install newer ALSA driver versions yourself. These guides are of varying quality, and in some cases, can break your system really bad. We do not recommend them - the solutions suggested below are simpler and come with proper uninstall instructions.
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=== The latest stable ALSA - simplest ===
/!\ This currently does not make sense for Natty (Ubuntu 11.04) since the latest upstream ALSA release is in Natty already.
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/* === The latest stable ALSA - simplest ===
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/!\ This currently does not make sense for Natty (Ubuntu 11.04) or One since the latest upstream ALSA release is in Natty already.
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=== Daily snapshot - hottest and latest ===
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=== Prebuilt daily snapshot modules ===
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=== DKMS === === DKMS - rebuilds automatically ===

Sometimes upgrading sound drivers will help you fix an issue with your sound. There are several ways to upgrade your ALSA sound drivers.

First, some words of caution:

Warning /!\ Make sure you only have one override of ALSA drivers installed at a time. Make sure you uninstall the previous override before trying a new one, otherwise it is unclear which version will take precedence.

Warning /!\ Aside from the Ubuntu web, there are several guides, scripts, and blog posts about how to download, compile, and install newer ALSA driver versions yourself. These guides are of varying quality, and in some cases, can break your system really bad. We do not recommend them - the solutions suggested below are simpler and come with proper uninstall instructions.

Prebuilt daily snapshot modules

Every night the current ALSA snapshot is taken and built on Launchpad by the Ubuntu Audio Developers Team. This will give you the absolute latest. See this link for how to install them.

DKMS - rebuilds automatically

As a third option, DKMS packages can be constructed that automatically rebuilds themselves whenever a new kernel is installed. See this link for how to install them.

Audio/UpgradingAlsa (last edited 2013-10-11 03:11:58 by diwic)