Why does the Dell Precision 690, 490 and 390 with Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller, not record audio correctly in Red Hat Enterprise Linux?

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Release Found: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

This is a known problem in the existing ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) audio driver in Red Hat Enterprise Linux which prevents the record function from working correctly. This issue has been reported to engineering. The newer driver is tested to work correctly and eliminates this problem. Dell recommends the use of the newer driver from their support web site to address this issue:

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx

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