Frank Peters posted on Sat, 08 Jan 2011 11:28:17 -0500 as excerpted:
> I already posted a report of this issue on the Alsa-users list but
> no response. Before I go posting more reports I just want to ask for
> some confirmation. Has anyone installed the new 2.6.37 kernel and
> gotten functioning sound?
I run the Linus live-git kernels so have been running the 2.6.37 series
for some time now, and in fact am running 2.6.37 itself, ATM. I don't use
kernel modules here as I build everything in, but my sound (AMD 8xxx
chipset, i810/ac97 alsa driver) is working and has been thru the whole
cycle. I don't believe it'd have been released with a lot of people not
having sound, tho there might have conceivably been one or two reports in-
The hda driver still gets a lot of work each cycle, so it's reasonably
possible it could fail (tho I imagine a lot of folks have it too, so it
gets a lot of testing), but that it's happening with another driver too,
suggests that you might have a different issue. Are the devices actually
showing up in /dev/? Assuming you use udev, maybe it's the problem? If
you run them as modules not built-in, are the alsa kernel modules
themselves actually loading?
FWIW, udev-164-r1 and alsa-utils-1.0.23-r1, here (~amd64).
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