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How to Install alsa-source package on Ubuntu?

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  • Last Updated : 14 Jul, 2022
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This package provides the ALSA driver source code. Using the m-a utility, the source code can be compiled into an alsa-modules package (available in the module-assistant package). Please keep in mind that the kernel headers are required to compile these modules. For additional details on loading and creating modules, please see the README.Debian file. The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture is abbreviated as ALSA.

On Ubuntu 20.04, there are three options for installing alsa-source. Apt-get, apt, and aptitude are all available. Each strategy of installation will be described in detail in the following sections. You may select any of them.

  • Using apt-get to install alsa-source
  • Using aptitude to install alsa-source 
  • Using apt to install alsa-source 

Method 1: Using the apt-get command

Step 1: Using the following command, update the apt database using apt-get.

sudo apt-get update

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Step 2: After upgrading the apt database, we can use apt-get to install alsa-source by performing the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install alsa-source

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Method 2: Using apt

Step 1: The apt database will be updated by the next command,

sudo apt update

Updating-apt-database

 

Step 2: After upgrading the apt database, we can use apt to install alsa-source by performing the following command,

sudo apt -y install alsa-source

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Method 3: Using aptitude

Step 1: If you want to use this method, you may need to install aptitude first because it is not normally installed by default on Ubuntu. Use the following command to update the apt database with aptitude.

sudo aptitude update

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Step 2: After upgrading the apt database, we can use aptitude to install alsa-source by performing the following command,

sudo aptitude -y install alsa-source

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Verify your installation

To verify your installation simply put the following command into your Terminal,

cat /proc/asound/version

Installation-verified

 

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