Re: [linux-audio-user] Centrino Duo and AD1981HD Sound Card: Good for Linux Audio?

From: Lee Revell <>
Date: Thu Aug 24 2006 - 04:54:28 EEST

On Wed, 2006-08-23 at 18:33 -0700, Spencer Russell wrote:
> Any experiences with this sound codec? It seems to be supported with
> the snd-intel-hda alsa module, but I can't find any info about
> performance. I think that it's used in a lot of the newer HP and IBM
> laptops. What distinguishes an "HD" sound card? One of the reasons
> I've been looking to replace my current laptop is that the sound card
> and video card seem to compete for control of whichever bus they're
> on, so I get lots of xruns with any latency less than about 60ms.

Intel HDA is a very flexible design - there's so much variation from one
machine to the next, you really need to find someone with the same
laptop who can verify that sound works.

It might be helpful to search the ALSA bug tracker for that laptop and

Ideally you would have the opportunity to test a recent live CD distro
on it before buying.


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