Sound Quirks For The ASUS ROG Ally Queued For Linux 6.5

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 22 June 2023 at 06:33 AM EDT. Add A Comment
Ahead of the Linux 6.5 merge window expected to open up next week, a patch providing sound quirks for the ASUS ROG Ally's CS35l41 audio is now queued in the sound subsystem's for-next branch.

In case you aren't up to speed on hardware news, the ROG Ally is ASUS' alternative to the Steam Deck. The ASUS ROG Ally began shipping last week as the first gaming handheld powered by AMD's Ryzen Z1 Extreme SoC. The hardware specs are impressive for this device but out-of-the-box is running Microsoft Windows 11 Home.


This patch was picked up yesterday by sound.git's for-next branch to add quirks for the ASUS ROG Ally's gaming handheld due to the system not having a _DSD ACPI field for the CSC3551. A patched ACPI table or updated ASUS firmware will ultimately also be needed.

ASUS ROG Ally Linux sound patch

In any event good to see this kernel patch being worked on quickly and also comes just ahead of the Linux 6.5 merge window.

Last week I also posted other Linux information about the ASUS ROG Ally gaming handheld. Coming up later today on Phoronix will also be some Windows 11 vs. Ubuntu Linux gaming benchmarks, including some tweaks needed to get the ASUS ROG Ally Linux gaming performance close to that of Windows.
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