Anyone with problems upgrading alsa driver on Hardy 2.6.24 kernel?

Nigel Henry cave.dnb2m97pp at
Sun Dec 21 18:11:16 UTC 2008

I'm having a problem with "make" complaining when trying to upgrade the alsa 
driver on Hardy 8.04's 2.6.24 kernel, and make throws in the towel after only 
a few lines of output.

I get the same problem on my Debian Etch install with a 2.6.24 etchnhalf 

On the face of it, it looks like a problem with 2.6.24 kernels, as on Dapper 
with a 1.0.15 kernel, and alsa driver 1.0.10, where I had no sounds, I was 
able to upgrade the alsa driver to 1.0.15, and then had sounds. On my Etch 
install with a 2.6.18-6 kernel, with alsa driver 1.0.12rc1, no sounds, but 
was able also to upgrade to the 1.0.15 alsa driver, and then the sounds 

I've also just tried upgrading the alsa driver on my Ubuntu 8.10 install, with 
a 2.6.27-7-generic kernel. No complaints from "make", and ran to completion. 
I've havn't run "make install", as the sounds are working ok with the 1.0.17 
alsa driver, and I'm sure that as "make" has run to completion,  "make 
install" will also run to completion, resulting in alsa driver 1.0.17 being 
upgraded to 1.0.18a.

All the above is on the same machine. Asus M2N-X Plus mobo, with hda intel 
"Azalia" soundcard, using a ALC662 codec.

The sounds are working on Hardy's 2.6.24 kernel, and since I commented out the 
model option for the hda intel card on Etch, the sounds are working for the 
2.6.24 etchnhalf kernel as well.

This is perhaps a bit academic as sounds are working, but I'm puzzled as to 
why "make" is complaining on 2.6.24 kernels.

So if anyone has been able to upgrade the alsa driver on Hardy's 2.6.24 
kernel, I'd be gratefull for any feedback.

I'll post the output from the "make" fails if required.

Thanks for any help.


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