Skylake Audio Still Being Tuned In Linux 4.6
Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia on 18 March 2016 at 06:35 AM EDT. 1 Comment
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While Skylake systems have been in the marketplace for several months already, the Skylake audio support continues to be refined after the initial support landed rather late relative to Skylake's launch last year.

Takashi Iwai sent in the sound updates today for the Linux 4.6 merge window. Most of the sound updates for Linux 4.6 are found on the driver side. Some of the changes include Intel HDMI/DisplayPort audio regression fixes, better handling of malformed firmware within the USB audio driver, Firewire device handling improvements, further improvements to the ASoC topology API, various Intel Atom driver updates, capture support on Qualcomm drivers, driver support for Freescale systems with Cirrus codecs, support for Mediatek systems with RT5650 codecs, a new Realtek RT5514 codec driver, and a number of ongoing improvements to Intel Skylake audio support.


More details on this sound work for the Linux 4.6 kernel can be found via this pull request.
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