[alsa-devel] ALSA driver for RealTek ALC268 chip

Jonathan Woithe jwoithe at physics.adelaide.edu.au
Wed Jul 18 06:02:51 CEST 2007

Hi Amitay

Amitay Isaacs (A.Isaacs at adfa.edu.au) wrote:
> I found your names from the ALSA RealTek driver available for download
> on the realtek website. Unfortunately the driver package does not have
> support for the ALC268 chip. 
> I have an ACER laptop with ALC268 HDA sound and would like to run linux
> on it. 
> Is the ALC268 chip driver available yet? Even the alpha/test version?

Firstly, please submit queries like this to the ALSA development list.  While
I'm not fussed, other developers may not respond to emails sent only to
their private addresses.  It also means you don't have to guess who would be
the most appropriate person to ask.  Consequently I have added alsa-devel to
the CC of this email.

It would probably not take a lot of effort to add support for the ALC268
chip given that the ALC260 and ALC262 are supported.  Furthermore, it seems
that some work has already gone into this - see for example


So I would say that ALC268 support is being worked on.  Pshou can probably
give more details or provide further assistance.

Note that my involvement in the ALSA RealTek driver was limited to the
extended ALC260 support I added to take full advantage of this chip in my
laptop.  I don't have access to machines with other Realtek chips in them
and so I'm not in the best position to provide direct assistance for other


More information about the Alsa-devel mailing list