T61 hda_codec

If anyone is using the latest Fedora 9 kernel on a T61, and their audio device has disappeared, worry not. It’s a kernel regression and is fixed upstream, and should be fixed when we get the next kernel update out.

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Richard has over 10 years of experience developing open source software. He is the maintainer of GNOME Software, PackageKit, GNOME Packagekit, GNOME Power Manager, GNOME Color Manager, colord, and UPower and also contributes to many other projects and opensource standards. Richard has three main areas of interest on the free desktop, color management, package management, and power management. Richard graduated a few years ago from the University of Surrey with a Masters in Electronics Engineering. He now works for Red Hat in the desktop group, and also manages a company selling open source calibration equipment. Richard's outside interests include taking photos and eating good food.

2 thoughts on “T61 hda_codec”

  1. I’m going to have to say that this sort of thing is a major black-eye for Linux on the desktop. Why is there not a big room somewhere with a bunch of machines being unit-tested before each patch of a kernel or an applicable subsystem? I supposed that was the sort of thing Redhat was supposed to be doing to differentiate itself from Ubuntu, Mandrake, and the other less-well capitalized distros.


  2. Rob, this is the sort of testing we do on RHEL. Fedora just isn’t going to have the same level of regression testing as that. RHEL is rock stable, Fedora is more bleeding edge.

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