[PlanetCCRMA] problems installing asla

Harrison Thomas harrisonfthomasjr@attbi.com
Wed Jan 8 15:43:01 2003

Hi Fernando
	Well I did the rpm grep on alsa drivers and it reported
	I removed the package with the --allmatches, did an apt-get again on the
alsa-driver, did the rpm query and it still reported the i686 version!!
	So I removed it again, downloaded and manually installed the i386 rpm, and
	IT WORKS!!!!!
	By the way- what is that alsa-driver-0.9.0-1.43 (without the
pre-2.4.19-1.ll) which is still there along with the now correct

ps I just noticed my dyslexia (or schizophrenia ) reversed the s and l in
alsa in the Subject line.....o well, more sleep!

Thanks for the help, Fernando.
Now for some fun!!

-----Original Message-----
From: Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano [mailto:nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU]
Sent: Wednesday, January 08, 2003 1:37 PM
To: Harrison Thomas
Cc: planetccrma@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Subject: RE: [PlanetCCRMA] problems installing asla

> Thanks for the quick reply. I ran the two rpm queries-> the kernel query
> returned i386 but the alsa-driver query returned i686! I have no idea how
> the i686 driver got installed, since I removed the alsa packages and
> reinstalled.

Maybe apt is not so smart after all...

> It was probably already there. Oh well. I just went to system
> logs and looked at installed rpm packages - it lists both
> alsa-driver-0.9.0-43.1.i386.rpm AND
> asla-driver-2.4.19-1.ll-0.9.0-43.1.i686.rpm!!

BOTH installed at the same time?? That is weird. Do an:
  rpm -q -a | grep ^alsa-driver
to see what is actually installed (they have conflicting files so I
don't see how they could have gotten installed without errors).

> Synaptic just lists the
> "alsa-driver-2.4.19-1.ll", no i386 or i686. How do I remove just the i686
> driver? If I remove the alsa-driver-2.4.19-1.ll with Synaptic, will that
> remove the i686 driver also?

I suspect you have only one installed.

> Then just reinstall the i386 driver? Or remove
> all alsa packages and reinstall (altho that's what I did just before
> emailing the list and the i686 driver is still there.)

This is what I would do (from the command line):
- remove the driver package you have installed:
  rpm -e --nodeps alsa-driver-2.4.19-1.ll
  or, if for some reason you have two packages:
  rpm -e --allmatches --nodeps alsa-driver-2.4.19-1.ll
- install the alsa driver modules again (letting apt select which one):
  apt-get install alsa-driver-2.4.19-1.ll
- check the architecture that was installed:
  rpm -q --queryformat "%{ARCH}\n" alsa-driver-2.4.19-1.ll

if it is i386 then everything is fine (or should be). If it is _i686_
then something is wrong in the install logic inside apt (it should not
install i686 if the processor is not i686). If that is the case I would
recommend downloading and installing the rpm manually... this is the url
for the i386 version:


Download it and do a:
  rpm -Uvh alsa-driver-2.4.19-1.ll-0.9.0-43.1.i386.rpm

That should fix it... let me know what happens.
-- Fernando