"Somehow the "Linux officials" haven't realized that the audio
capabilities of a Linux system belong to the very basic functions
of a PC and OS, which have to work from day one.
"By running the upgrade there'll be a great chance that you get
your soundcard up and running or problems resolved. The script will
get you the latest official stable ALSA release. You can even
install the latest driver snapshot, which is again >3 month
ahead of the latest stable ALSA release.
"GENERAL REMARK (my personal point of view):
"Some general comments about ALSA or better Linux Audio and the
partial lack of soundcard or soundcard feature support:
"ALSA's sometimes limited or restricted soundcard support is
first of all a soundcard industry problem.
"Many card manufactures neither offer interface descriptions to
ALSA, nor they're getting involved in developing the drivers.
Compared to their revenues they are making on the HW side, the
effort to prepare and maintain a driver would be neglectable.
"So, don't always blame Linux or Alsa if your card is not
functioning properly, it's quite often not ALSA's fault.
"Quite some issues are also generated by PC manufacturers, who
do not write proper BIOSs to get the soundchips properly
integrated. This for sure makes live not easier for ALSA."