[Bug 269294] Re: Acer Aspire 5520 cannot record sound with HDA-Intel NVidia Codec ALC268

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at gmail.com
Mon Mar 23 12:52:25 UTC 2009

All bugs are considered as affecting the current development release.  We don't 
want to make big changes post-release because that can introduce 
regressions...such as the one you've got here (that isn't, by the way, making 
a whole lot of sense to me since Daniel Chen just looked through the logs of 
what changed from -19 to -21 and this sound driver didn't change).  LTS *just* 
means the amount of time during which the software will be patched, say, for 
security reasons.  Bug fixes, when non-invasive enough to not introduce 
regressions, happen as well.  About 2 years ago "let's add support for newer 
hardware partway through LTS" was introduced because having an LTS release 
that's only good if your hardware's old...not so good.  So, new drivers get 
added, but old ones get the "if it ain't broke..." treatment.  Make sense?

Anyway, like I said, Daniel (resident audio guru) says there wasn't a change 
between those 2 kernels that's specific to your chip.  He also wasn't active 
during Hardy's development cycle, so he needs to go through and see what's in 
there...maybe something changed elsewhere that's catching you.  He wondered if 
the kernel in Hardy proposed still has the problem, and said he'd dig into it.

Acer Aspire 5520 cannot record sound with HDA-Intel NVidia Codec ALC268
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