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Description:    Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS
Release:    12.04
Codename:   precise

Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.2.0-56-generic-pae (i686)
Consult /var/lib/dkms/alsa-hda/0.201204101019~maverick1/build/make.log for more information.
dpkg: error processing alsa-hda-dkms (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 10

How can I fix this? This worked (sudo apt-get purge alsa-hda-dkms ), Thanks, new to this but not afraid to try.

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What are you trying to do? Maverick is a obsolete version. – Braiam Nov 19 '13 at 3:04

Try this:

sudo apt-get purge alsa-hda-dkms 

then install the program again.

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Open a terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T. Write the following command in the terminal and follow the onscreen instructions.

sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo apt-get autoclean
sudo apt-get install --reinstall linux-generic-pae linux-headers-generic-pae

It will reinstall those packages. It may help.

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