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Sound Drivers Gets Better With Linux 3.12 Kernel

Linux Kernel

Published on 05 September 2013 02:08 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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The Linux 3.12 kernel will feature improvements to existing sound drivers and there's also some new drivers / audio hardware support.

Takashi Iwai had his sound feature pull request merged on Wednesday afternoon with this merge. Features include:

- HDPM updates for AIO/RayDAT and TCO/sync support.

- PCM sync support for the RME96.

- HDMI and DisplayPort audio updates.

- New sound drivers in Linux 3.12 include support for the Analog Devices ADAU1702 and ADAU1401(a), Asahi Kasei Microdevices AK4554, Atmel AT91ASM9x5 and WM8904 based machines, Freescale S/PDIF and SSI AC'97, Renesas R-Car SoCs, Samsung Exynos5420 SoCs, Texas Instruments PCM1681 and PCM1792A and Wolfson Microelectronics WM8997.

- Code clean-ups and bug-fixes.

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