Alsa 1.0.23 in Debian Squeeze

Debian squeeze comes with Alsa drivers 1.0.21 by default:

cat /proc/asound/version

and you’ll see which version you have installed. Unfortunately my Sony Vaio needs Alsa 1.0.23 to work. Debian Squeeze has alsa-source for 1.0.23 in the repository, so it’s only a question to go into a terminal and use module assistant.

m-a a-i alsa

an ncurses screen will show up while compiling the sources. Just restart and verify that you have the new version.


About jordilin

I'm a Senior Software Engineer with an MSc in Telecommunications Engineering. I've got a range of interests including Linux, a very powerful and limitless operating system, travelling, gastronomy and technology.
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7 Responses to Alsa 1.0.23 in Debian Squeeze

  1. Colin Qilliams says:

    thanks, wanted to try a more recent alsa version, hopefully this will improve my sound playback cause it sounds worse than my $20 mp3 player

  2. Kaspar says:

    Very good, thanks for the information.

  3. Spmp says:

    Cheers man! Tried heaps of stuff, and this is what did it.
    (And it was so _SO_ easy)

  4. eugen says:

    Man you’re great! I have tried for hours to make the sound work with various complicated solutions, until I found your blog… and it worked with no pain!!
    Big thanks!


  5. eli says:

    kudos. This solution cut through the kruft of other approaches.

  6. Pedja says:

    m-a command not found! Why? Please help!

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