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Main :: Riffworks Line 6 / Standard Edition

ubuntu driver for line 6
by Malform on 2012-07-21 16:33:12.3840

My two favorite devices are my linux computer and my line 6. I downloaded what is supposed to be a driver. When I tried to use the control panel it said that the folder doesn't exist, and said that "alien" is a better way to install drivers tham RPM. I installed alien. Now what? alien doesn't show up anywhere....


The cleanest way to install the driver is to build and install an RPM package.

This takes care of removal of old versions and proper loading of the driver.

Type the commands

    rpmbuild -tb line6usb-0.8.1.tar.bz2

    rpm -U /usr/src/packages/RPMS/i586/line6usb-0.8.1-1.i586.rpm

The second command requires root privileges. You might need to change the path

if you are using a system different from SuSE for the i586 platform.

Source installation


If you are not familiar with RPM or prefer manual compilation, you can use the

following procedure. Unpack the archive, change to the newly created directory,

and compile/install the driver:

    tar xjf line6usb-0.8.1.tar.bz2

    cd line6usb-0.8.1

    make install

This will compile the driver and install it in the module directory, so the

driver should be loaded automatically as soon as the Line6 device is connected.

If it doesn't, you can load it manually with

    modprobe line6usb


Help anyone?

The information above may not be current, and you should direct questions to the current forum or review the manual.