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For a more complete description, check out Quick Install

I use mandrake 9.1

Make sure you have install kernel-source and gcc compiler and other required library

If you run ./configure it will detect some setting, but when compiling it will say error about modversions.h, read on:

cd /usr/src/linux
make menuconfig #or make config or make xconfig
Save configuration
make dep   # this will create modversions.h

Then continue compile your kernel, this is necessary because if you continue compile alsa there will be unresolved some kernel symbols.

make bzImage
make modules
make modules_install
make install

Reboot Linux, and use new kernel.

Now continue compile alsa:

service alsa stop # stop alsa with previous version
cd somewhere
make clean  # make sure its clean
./configure # add your additional option, see ./configure --help
make install

Ok then, your alsa driver has been installed. Check by typing:

modprobe snd-yoursoundcardname   # without .o


service alsa start

If you have trouble with unresolved verbose_printk, try to edit condefs.h, find VERBOSE_PRINTK, and comment it out. Then recompile your alsa driver.

Now continue compile alsa-lib, alsa-utils, alsa-tools, etc.

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