Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 118089
kernel alsa drivers do not include intel-8x0m
Last modified: 2007-04-18 13:04:12 EDT
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Description of problem:
There is one driver for intel ac97 controller: intel8x0m. It is
included into the alsa package 1.0.2+ - but it is not in the core
kernel yet. Could you pretty please include it as a patch to the
kernel. I am asking not only because of the sound card. This driver
allows to work SmartLink winmodems - WITHOUT installing proprietary
binary drivers (tainting kernel etc etc), just with user-space daemon
This winmodem is very often in Centrino-based laptops so I think many
people would be grateful to you.
The ideal solution would be to included slmodemd as well - but these
is binary-only object file linked, so I am not sure about the licensing.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Just check the kernel, sound/pci directory
Push the ALSA guys to push it upstream instead.
If theres a reason its not there already, theres likely an equally
good reason for not including it in Fedora.
There is no special reason here. AFAIK it just takes time to push new
driver (even working one) to the official kernel.