How To Install alsa-base on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial we learn how to install alsa-base on Ubuntu 20.04. alsa-base is ALSA driver configuration files

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install alsa-base on Ubuntu 20.04.

What is alsa-base

This package contains various configuration files for the ALSA drivers. . For ALSA to work on a system with a given sound card, there must be an ALSA driver for that card in the kernel. Linux 2.6 as shipped in linux-image packages contains ALSA drivers for all supported sound cards in the form of loadable modules. A custom alsa-modules package can be built from the sources in the alsa-source package using the m-a utility (included in the module-assistant package). Please read the README.Debian file for more information about loading and building modules. . ALSA is the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture.

There are three ways to install alsa-base on Ubuntu 20.04. We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install alsa-base Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install alsa-base using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install alsa-base

Install alsa-base Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install alsa-base using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install alsa-base

Install alsa-base Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Ubuntu. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install alsa-base using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install alsa-base

How To Uninstall alsa-base on Ubuntu 20.04

To uninstall only the alsa-base package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove alsa-base

Uninstall alsa-base And Its Dependencies

To uninstall alsa-base and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Ubuntu 20.04, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove alsa-base

Remove alsa-base Configurations and Data

To remove alsa-base configuration and data from Ubuntu 20.04 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge alsa-base

Remove alsa-base configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove alsa-base configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge alsa-base

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install alsa-base on Ubuntu 20.04 using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.