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Complete noob to linux... every time I play with a new distro it's like a completely new experience. Trying to install proprietary sound drivers from realtek but in order to do that I have to use the terminal. I've been looking all over google for the answer and I'm on a good path but I'm nood to CD.

Here's what I'm working with right now... I moved the download to the desktop but I'm having problems with it not recognizing the command.

Open a terminal; change to folder where you saved the driver. <--- this is unspecified!!!
to unpack use the command:

Code:

tar -jxvf "downloaded-driver-file-name"

It shall extract and create a folder with the name "realtek-linux-audiopack-X.XX"

change to the folder and to compile and install the driver run
Code:

sudo ./install

It would show lots on info on the screen while driver is complied and installed;
After the driver is installed a configuration screen pops up

Help would be great and I think I'll be fine once I'm able to get it to change over to the desktop.

Thanks!
    
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You're doing it wrong.

First, you generally don't install things that you download from a webpage on a GNU/Linux system. It's much better to use your package manager.

Secondly, where did you get those "proprietary drivers"? I'd bet they're already built into your kernel...

Third, unless you're having problems with sound, you shouldn't be trying to change anything....and if you are having problems with sound, explain your problem in detail(with error messages if possible) and we'll guide you through the steps to fix it.
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Metmop pretty much said it all.
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downloaded from realtek... problem is that the sound is acting up. When I first installed both Ubuntu and linux mint the sound would work but eventually cut out and say dummy driver for the output. I've looked for a solution for a while now... I corrupted my Ubuntu install doing stuff I wasn't sure of but it's got linux mint on it now. ALC268 is the driver.
    
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I am by no means an expert on linux but I have learned to stay away from the command line until I learned the commands. Also, you have an archive manager so use that to unzip the archive. Also, you can open a terminal anywhere by right clicking then hit open terminal in the menu.
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When I first installed both Ubuntu and linux mint the sound would work but eventually cut out and say dummy driver for the output.

Working as intended. biggrin.gif

Email Lennart Poettering if you feel it's not quite right.
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Originally Posted by N0S3LFESTEEM View Post

Complete noob to linux... every time I play with a new distro it's like a completely new experience. Trying to install proprietary sound drivers from realtek but in order to do that I have to use the terminal. I've been looking all over google for the answer and I'm on a good path but I'm nood to CD.

Here's what I'm working with right now... I moved the download to the desktop but I'm having problems with it not recognizing the command.

Open a terminal; change to folder where you saved the driver. <--- this is unspecified!!!
to unpack use the command:

Code:

tar -jxvf "downloaded-driver-file-name"

It shall extract and create a folder with the name "realtek-linux-audiopack-X.XX"

change to the folder and to compile and install the driver run
Code:

sudo ./install

It would show lots on info on the screen while driver is complied and installed;
After the driver is installed a configuration screen pops up

Help would be great and I think I'll be fine once I'm able to get it to change over to the desktop.

Thanks!

I assume your using bash to run this, most linux distros (that I've used) have that as the default shell.

If you downloaded to your desktop then the file location would be /home/[username]/Desktop
note: linux is case sensitive

run ls -l and find your file.

tar -xvf [filename]

cd realtek*

sudo ./install
Edited by Black Magix - 7/10/13 at 1:09am
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I assume your using bash to run this, most linux distros (that I've used) have that as the default shell.

If you downloaded to your desktop then the file location would be /home/[username]/Desktop
note: linux is case sensitive

run ls -l and find your file.

tar -xvf [filename]

cd realtek*

sudo ./install

All you've done is reword his post. I'm guessing the problem he's having is not knowing how to make.

anyhow, he really should be doing any of the above anyway. Partly because those drivers are already included with the kernel - and partly because it doesn't even sound like a driver issue he's having (if you investigate the root cause of his complaint).

But either way, this thread is several months old now (not sure why it got bumped). So I doubt it's still relevant to him.
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