How To Install alsa-tools on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial we learn how to install alsa-tools on Ubuntu 20.04. alsa-tools is Console based ALSA utilities for specific hardware

Introduction

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

What is alsa-tools

A collection of console-based utilities for specific sound hardware: . as10k1 - An assembler for the EMU10K1 (EMU10K2) DSP chip hda-verb - send HD-audio commands to Intel HDA devices sbiload - OPL2/3 FM instrument loader for the ALSA sequencer us428control - Controller utility for Tascam US-X2Y

There are three ways to install alsa-tools 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-tools 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-tools using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install alsa-tools

Install alsa-tools Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install alsa-tools

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

sudo aptitude -y install alsa-tools

How To Uninstall alsa-tools on Ubuntu 20.04

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

sudo apt-get remove alsa-tools

Uninstall alsa-tools And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove alsa-tools

Remove alsa-tools Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge alsa-tools

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

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

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

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Summary

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