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Re: Newbie Needing Help With Sound

Liam Black wrote:

> But what do I do now? There is no /usr/src/linux directory on my machine,
> and I've never dealt with reconfiguring/recompiling the kernel (which seems
> to be something I have to do?)

Yup, if you want sound you'll need to recompile a kernel.

> Is there an "easy" way to do this?

There's the Debian way, which I'm unfamiliar with,  and then there's the
oldfashioned way where you just compile and install a kernel, run lilo,
and reboot.  You have to be careful though because your kernel might get
over written on an upgrade.

The first thing you want to do is get the source.  Either go to
kernel.org and down load it from there or:

	#apt-get install kernel-source-2.4.16
	#cd /usr/src
	#bunzip2 kernel-source-2.4.16.tar.bz
	#tar -xvf kernel-source-2.4.16.tar
	#mv kernel-source-2.4.16 linux

The above lines are just from memory so double check them to make sure
that it all makes sence.

good luck,

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