We provide a version of the alsa-driver package (from the ALSA project) with improved support for Conexant chipsets and the HSF driver.
Generic packages with source
Before installing this package, make sure that you have the
make packages installed. Additionally, the kernel headers are also needed, this is the
linux-headers package in recent Debian and Ubuntu releases,
kernel-devel in Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux,
kernel-source in Mandriva (Mandriva 2009 Spring requires
kernel-devel instead) and
kernel-source in SuSE.
Installing this package can take a significant amout of time, from 5 to 15 minutes depending on the machine used. If you are using a graphical package management program, it is possible that the progress bar will remain stuck at a low percentage while installing because of that, simply let it run.
If installing extra packages or wait several minutes to install is not desirable, using a pre-compiled package is possible.
If you did manually install
Distribution-specific binary packages
alsa-driver with the patch above, a reboot of the machine will also be required before installing the HSF driver.
If your distribution/architecture is not listed, or you are using a special enterprise/secure/SMP or custom (self-compiled) kernel, or the package does not work with your kernel version, you should try one of the generic packages with source above instead.