How To Install alsa-source on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial we learn how to install alsa-source on Ubuntu 20.04. alsa-source is ALSA driver sources

Introduction

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

What is alsa-source

This package contains the source code for the ALSA drivers. The source code can be compiled into an alsa-modules package using the m-a utility (available in the module-assistant package). Please note that the kernel headers must be installed to compile these modules. 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-source 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-source 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-source using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install alsa-source

Install alsa-source Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install alsa-source

Install alsa-source 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-source using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install alsa-source

How To Uninstall alsa-source on Ubuntu 20.04

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

sudo apt-get remove alsa-source

Uninstall alsa-source And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove alsa-source

Remove alsa-source Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge alsa-source

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

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

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

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Summary

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