RE: Audio CHIP ALC3266 support on Linux - Dell XPS 15 9550 - Disaster
I won't comment about the specific Realtek Alc3266 chip, as I have no information about it one way or the other, but I agree wholeheartedly with the sentiment. For as long as I have been doing this, Dell laptop owners have had to come up with workaround fixes for audio issues that should have never left the factory.
This chip is actually available on other than Dell XPS series, but Alienware, etc. But even Windows users are having continuous problems with this ***. When you put into google this chip code name you will find mostly Dell XPS problems reported :-)))
I like this article about it: