[alsa-devel] doc update for http://bugtrack.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Matrix:Vendor-Intel

Paul Winkler pw_lists at slinkp.com
Mon Dec 17 19:37:08 CET 2007


The page at
makes it seem that cards identified as ICH7 must use the hda_intel
driver. This is apparently not always true.  I have a dell desktop
where snd_hda_intel refuses to load.  I fired up alsaconf and it
suggested using the intel8x0.  I tried that and it works fine.

So maybe ICH7 should be added to "chipsets" in the first row on that


- Paul Winkler

p.s. here's some system info:

pw at pw ~ $ lspci | grep audio
00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
pw at pw ~ $ cat /proc/asound/cards 
 0 [ICH7           ]: ICH4 - Intel ICH7
                      Intel ICH7 with AD1981B at irq 23
pw at pw ~ $ lsmod | grep snd
snd_intel8x0           27176  0 
snd_ac97_codec         90456  1 snd_intel8x0
ac97_bus                4224  1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm                60808  2 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
snd_timer              18440  1 snd_pcm
snd                    38192  4 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
snd_page_alloc          8976  2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm

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