Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Acer Laptop: Sound Problems

Tonight I managed to get the sound working on the Acer Aspire 7720-6569 laptop a friend recently purchased. The long and short of it is that I had to acquire updated alsa drivers (and libasound) and userland. openSUSE 10.3 ships with 1.0.14 and it would appear that 1.0.15 (minimum) is required. A stumbling block I'll mention that may help somebody else is that I had to manually rmmod all of the snd* modules and then rcalsasound restart. Additionally, I had to add "model=acer" to the /etc/modprobe.d/sound file that yast wrote. After that the sound worked perfectly. This is the link I used that may be help to you, too.

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