[alsa-devel] Support for ALC662 on FUJITSU SIEMENS AMILO Li3710
mads at kiilerich.com
Mon Jul 27 12:04:22 CEST 2009
Takashi Iwai wrote, On 07/27/2009 08:14 AM:
> At Sun, 26 Jul 2009 19:39:28 +0200,
> Mads Kiilerich wrote:
>> Takashi Iwai wrote, On 07/26/2009 10:50 AM:
>>> At Sun, 26 Jul 2009 00:54:24 +0200,
>>> Mads Kiilerich wrote:
>>>> On a friends FUJITSU SIEMENS AMILO Li3710 10601011427 sound didn't work
>>>> with kernel-PAE-184.108.40.206-213.fc11.i686
>>> How about with the latest alsa-driver snapshot?
>> I looked at your sound-2.6.git tree and found no quirk for this card
>> (AFAICS) and assumed that it hadn't been reported and fixed yet.
> When no quirk is set, the automatic mode is used as default.
> And, it's possible that the automatic mode has been fixed in the
> upstream. That's why I asked to test with the latest one.
> We should avoid any device-specific quirk as much as possible, but
> rather fix the automatic parser.
Ok, if you think that would be possible. I assumed that it was broken
>> I am a developer, but for alsa I am a user, no expert, and honestly I
>> don't plan to become one. Can you give a pointer to a description of how
>> can I test the snapshot? On Fedora 11?
>> (http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Main_Page has a "How do I
>> install the ALSA driver from source" link, but it just points to the
>> download page without any explanation.)
> Did you take a look at INSTALL file in alsa-driver?
alsa-driver-snapshot.tar.gz README says "integrated to 2.6+ kernels", so
I assumed that this somehow only applied to 2.4 - which obviously would
be very strange.
I missed the big overview. It seems like it would have been helpful to
me (and the next guy) if something like the following blurb could be
found somewhere - in README or INSTALL or from the "How do I install the
ALSA driver from source" link or on
"ALSA project develops both Linux kernel drivers as well as support
libraries and tools for user-space. The kernel drivers are also included
in vanilla Linux kernels, and usually the stock drivers are fine and
should be used. It is however also possible to build the alsa-driver
kernel modules for an existing compiled kernel and replace its drivers,
for example from alsa-driver-snapshot.tar.gz to get the latest ALSA
development and fixes. Note that the modules will have to be rebuild
when a new kernel is installed."
INSTALL is very demotivating for use with distribution kernels. It would
be helpful if you could add something like:
"On Fedora 11 (with PAE kernels) it works fine, but you need the package
kernel-PAE-devel of the same version as the running kernel-PAE."
might also be helpful.
I assume something similar applies to Suse.
>>> Also, please give alsa-info.sh output. Run with --no-upload and attach
>>> the generated file.
>> I became aware of that command after having visited my friend. I have
>> output of dmesg and lshal and lspci - is that sufficient?
Ok, thanks for the hints to help me understand.
I will try alsa-drivers-snapshot and alsa-info.sh next time I get access
to that computer - that will probably take more than a month.
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