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    Default So, what about Evergreen HDMI Audio

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    We've been through a few rounds of IP review so far, with changes in the proposed release package between reviews, but haven't had a "pass" (ie all the heads nod up and down at the same time) yet. We're going to try again over the next month or so, in the hope of making the 3.2 merge window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgman View Post
    We've been through a few rounds of IP review so far, with changes in the proposed release package between reviews, but haven't had a "pass" (ie all the heads nod up and down at the same time) yet. We're going to try again over the next month or so, in the hope of making the 3.2 merge window.
    That's cool. Any news regarding the UVD review?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgman View Post
    We've been through a few rounds of IP review so far, with changes in the proposed release package between reviews, but haven't had a "pass" (ie all the heads nod up and down at the same time) yet. We're going to try again over the next month or so, in the hope of making the 3.2 merge window.
    I hope so, next month it's two years since the card was released... Will this do anything for Northern Islands as well, or is each generation different? If it's HDMI audio headache day, maybe doing that, NI and SI (ok, it doesn't officially exist yet so "future graphics cards") all at once has some benefits? I would imagine some of the stuff is common - like the Protected Audio Path DRM, but I guess you could be sourcing different third party chips and different suppliers. I obviously don't know the solution, but wouldn't code to drive an HDMI audio chip look pretty similar? It's not like the GPUs who add a million new features each generation.

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    The display hardware changes with each generation (to support newer versions of HDMI and DP), but the code we have under IP review also contains support for NI.

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    I hope HDMI multichannel and HD-audio bitstreaming will work with Linux 3.2.

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    As long as it does 8-channel LPCM I think it's fine, bitstreaming is rather hyped since a software decoder should produce exactly the same results and there's no performance difference to speak of. It's a nice bullet point to have but very secondary to getting audio output at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgman View Post
    We've been through a few rounds of IP review so far, with changes in the proposed release package between reviews, but haven't had a "pass" (ie all the heads nod up and down at the same time) yet. We're going to try again over the next month or so, in the hope of making the 3.2 merge window.
    I'm happy to have a HD4770.

    I don't want to buy a new card without support for open-source-hdmi-audio.

    i think the market share for Linux in "desktop hardware" is only so low because Linux users always be punished if they buy new hardware.

    for example i do have a very old notebook 600mhz/192mb ram and i want buy a new amd-fusion based notebook but I'm sure i will be punished if i buy it. because this old notebook work perfect with open-source drivers the new one will not.

    hey its Christmas and there will be no computer hardware as a gift below the Christmas tree because i don't want punished my family or myself.

    AMD just lose money because of this.

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