On Mon, 23 Apr 2012 18:09:53 +0200, Alex Padoly wrote:
> I would like to buy an HP computer, the sound card in this computer is a
> Realtek ALC656.
That's a codec's name :-)
> I would like to know if the last version of Debian can detect this sound
> card (5.1 sound), perhaps i will have to install a special drivers for
> this card.
Not the answer you're looking for but just some hints:
1/ Look at the ALSA¹ site and search if the codec is supported (when it
becomes available, the site seems to be inaccessible now :-?). If it is
supported, in the worst scenario you'll have to download and compile
a new/updated ALSA package for the drivers (the codec is listed as
supported in alsa-driver 1.0.24-5 available at the Realtek² site).
2/ Look at the HCL³ and search if your computer brand/model name is
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