[LAU] Remove generic ALSA driver before compiling new one?

Dave Phillips dlphillips at woh.rr.com
Sun Feb 15 13:42:09 EST 2009

Florian Hollerweger wrote:
> Hi list,
> By trying to compile a new alsa-driver-1.0.19 from source on a machine 
> with a generic Debian kernel 2.6.24 including ALSA driver 1.0.16, I 
> recently managed to trash ALSA on that machine.
> I had been optimistic by just doing to usual configure/make/make install 
> without caring about the existing ALSA driver. This resulted in the 
> following error message when trying to load the snd_hdsp module aftrwards:
> [snip]

When you built ALSA did you set the prefix option, i.e. :

    ./configure --prefix=/usr

If not, you might have two ALSA installations on your system now, one in 
the /usr hierarchy and one in /usr/local. Rebuild with the correct 
option and reinstall, let us know if that works.



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