Announce: Updated Via 686A audio driver

From: Jeff Garzik (
Date: Wed May 10 2000 - 14:25:37 EST

The first development release of the 'native' Via 686A OSS-compatible
audio driver has been posted at

This driver only supports audio playback at present -- recording and
MIDI support[1] are not included at the moment. Also included is a
diagnostic program which allows developers and hackers to examine the
chip's registers.

Test away, and please report bugs to linux-via mailing list.

Known bugs: volume may be -very- low on some motherboards, and needs to
be adjusted


[1] Via chips don't include MIDI hardware, so this merely involves
setting up a 'virtual MIDI' interface.

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