[alsa-devel] Update patch for codecs alias name for Dell

Chris M cmanougian at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 18 22:31:07 CET 2014

Chris M <cmanougian <at> yahoo.com> writes:

> Takashi Iwai <tiwai <at> suse.de> writes:
> > 
> > At Thu, 28 Nov 2013 15:30:56 +0800,
> > Kailang wrote:
> > > 
> > > Hi Takashi,
> > > 
> > > I remodified the code as belowing.
> > > 
> > > >From 888b51395ebab411660401f856e3af7988d9240b Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> > > From: Kailang Yang <kailang <at> realtek.com>
> > > Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2013 15:23:20 +0800
> > > Subject: [PATCH] ALSA: hda/realtek - Add more codecs alias name for Dell
> > > 
> > > Dell assigned alias name for more codecs.
> > > ALC3220 ALC3221 ALC3223 ALC3226 ALC3234 ALC3661.
> > > 
> > > Signed-off-by: Kailang Yang <kailang <at> realtek.com>
> > 
> > Thanks, applied now, but it's targeted for 3.14 kernel, as this is no
> > urgent fixes.  You can find it in for-next branch of sound git tree.
> > 
> > Takashi
> > 
> Sorry for asking this on a developer forum, but I'm pretty sure I finally
> found the answer here. I had considered the need to wait it out for a kernel
> upgrade (beyond 3.12 in Debian Testing/Jessie). I have no sound right now.
> How do I apply this patch? When I installed Debian Testing, I installed a
> targeted initrd, and I was considering retrying with a generic initrd -
> although I think this thread just saved me from that. Will an established
> initrd come into play? Will I have to recompile the 3.12 kernel?
> The Dell codec alias name is ALC3223.
> Thanks

This is a follow up question for anyone.

This boils down to a general question about new kernel compilation.

To try and solve my no sound issue, I waited until 3.14-rc3 kernel went live.

In the 3.14-rc3 kernel source folder, this patch is located at:

I thought that simply compiling the latest kernel, and then installing it,
would apply all relevant patches (more than the realtek patch may be in
play), but now I'm not so sure.

The question is this: Does a 3.14-rc3 compiled kernel already include the
above patch? Or, because it is labeled as a "patch" within the source, do I
have to actually patch the source before compiling?

IOW, does the patch get compiled, or does anything labeled as a patch within
the source still have to be manually patched against the kernel?

Thanks to anyone who can answer this.  I complied and installed the 3.14-rc3
kernel without a problem. It was the default kernel in grub. But I'm still
dealing with the exact same no sound issue as if booting into 3.12.

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