OpenELEC 4.0 Beta 6 Works On 4K Graphics, RPi ALSA
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 20 April 2014 at 12:44 AM EDT. 4 Comments
The OpenELEC Linux distribution aimed for home theater PCs and other multimedia Linux experience is nearing its 4.0 release and is powered by XBMC 13.

Released this weekend was the sixth beta of OpenELEC 4.0. Some of the major changes for this latest beta of the HTPC Linux distribution include experimental ALSA support for the Raspberry Pi, WiFi / wireless driver improvements, some 4K Linux display improvements, runs on the Linux 3.14.1 kernel, and has numerous other improvements.

Those wishing to learn more about OpenELEC 4.0 Beta 6 can find out all of the details in full via

For those interested in the Linux support for Ultra HD / 4K display support, be sure to read last month's 4K display testing on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. On a related note is also our HiDPI display-related articles on Phoronix.

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