Ubuntu – How to upgrade alsamixer in ubuntu 13

13.04alsasoundupgrade

I resonantly ran a script which I thought would upgrade alsamixer, I think it downgraded it. Whatever it did I now get crackly sound. I now have alsamixer version 1.0.16. I have heard that there is a 1.0.27 version, how do I upgrade to this version of alsamixer?

Thanks,
Aaron

Best Answer

  • Please note that this is for a 64bit system.

    Step one: Reinstall alsa-utils

    sudo apt-get install alsa-utils --reinstall 
    

    Step two: Download and install alsa-lib

    Here is a link to version 1.0.25-4(the stable version)

    Extract the archive and run the following code in the extracted directory

    ./configure && make
    

    Then

    sudo make install
    

    Step three: Update Kernel

    I'm not sure if this is required but I did it anyway

    wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.9-raring/linux-headers-3.9.0-030900-generic_3.9.0-030900.201304291257_amd64.deb
    wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.9-raring/linux-headers-3.9.0-030900_3.9.0-030900.201304291257_all.deb   
    wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.9-raring/linux-image-3.9.0-030900-generic_3.9.0-030900.201304291257_amd64.deb
    sudo dpkg -i *.deb
    sudo update-grub
    

    This will update your kernel to kernel 3.9 which does have some audio improvements.

    Thanks to CL. for the info.

    Aaron Rolls

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