Bug 500619 - Acer Aspire 5930g laptop not supported by ALSA Driver 1.0.18a - request to update to 1.0.19
Acer Aspire 5930g laptop not supported by ALSA Driver 1.0.18a - request to up...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
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Reported: 2009-05-13 09:32 EDT by Claudio Viano
Modified: 2010-06-28 08:31 EDT (History)
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Description Claudio Viano 2009-05-13 09:32:08 EDT
Description of problem: with ALSA driver 1.0.18a (current in rawhide) with this laptop I can get:
-with snd-hda-intel in default configuration, auto muting of internal speakers but bad audio quality and missing channels, for example the "side" channel that is linked to the bass speaker below the laptop is not listed in alsamixer and the speaker in mute;

-adding the option model=acer-aspire I get very good audio quality and all channels detected but no headphone sense, I need to manually mute the laptop speakers otherwise the sound comes out from both the headphones and the speakers.

-model=auto gives a (still wrong) mix of the above, I cannot remember the details right now.

Checking the changelog of the ALSA driver 1.0.18 to 1.0.19 I can find:
- ALSA: hda - Add quirks for Acer Aspire 5930G and 6930G 

Along with a great deal of other fixes and added quirks for various HDA-Intel configurations

So this is basically a request to update the ALSA driver to add support for new and not-so-new hardware.

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How reproducible: always, see description.
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 11:44:44 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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Comment 2 Claudio Viano 2009-06-13 15:00:34 EDT still includes alsa driver 1.0.18a, quite strange considering upstream alsa is at 1.0.20 and alsa-lib and utils in fedora itself are up to that version. Is there a reason for that, 1.0.18 seems to break sound blaster as well - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=502698
Comment 3 Claudio Viano 2009-07-30 16:10:28 EDT
I solved by installing the alsa driver 1.0.20 from atrpms. The alsa-driver package does not exist in Fedora, the one from atrpms will brute force overwrite files provided by the Fedora kernel rpm. Everyone with a hda-intel laptop not supported by base Fedora is likely to solve that way as well.
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Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2010-06-28 08:31:19 EDT
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