Re: Problem getting my Crystal 4237b sound card to work
I didn't know the name of the package I wanted to install, so I
searched for it using aptitude. Pressing '+' when standing at the
'alsaconf' virtual package did nothing.
Regards, Alexander Toresson
On Thu, 30 Dec 2004 21:27:35 -0400, Derek Broughton
> On Thursday 30 December 2004 16:53, Alexander Toresson wrote:
> > I tried running alsaconf, only to find out that it didn't exist on my
> > system.
> Well, yeah. So install it....
> > So I fired up aptitude to find it. It was a virtual package.
> > It took some time to understand that I couldn't install that virtual
> > package and that it was replaced by alsa-utils.
> ??? Of course you can install a virtual package. They depend on the real
> apt-get install alsaconf
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree... Done
> Note, selecting alsa-utils instead of alsaconf
> alsa-utils is already the newest version.
> 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
> Works for me.
> > So I downloaded it,
> > and to my surprise, it was depending on the package alsa-base, which I
> > then had to configure. Isn't alsa built into the kernel 2.6 and later?
> You apparently haven't heard of apt-get... Yes, alsa _modules_ are built into
> 2.6, but you still need alsa-base to configure them. apt-get would get the
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