While Keith Packard and Ian Romanick are now in Amsterdam on their way back to Portland (we were on the same early-morning flight that just landed), Zhenyu submitted a set of four updated patches for Intel KMS audio to the DRI development mailing list. These patches that enable audio when using HDMI / DisplayPort on supported monitors are to be applied against the drm-intel-next branch and will likely be candidates for merging into the Linux 2.6.37 kernel.
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