Sound Updates For Linux 5.12 Include Intel Alder Lake P, Other New Hardware

Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia on 20 February 2021 at 03:26 AM EST. Add A Comment
The sound subsystem changes were submitted on Friday by maintainer Takashi Iwai of SUSE for the in-development Linux 5.12 kernel.

The sound/audio highlights for the Linux 5.12 kernel include:

- Support for software jack injection for testing/debugging purposes.

- Support for the Pioneer DJM-750 DJ mixer.

- ASoC Intel driver Realtek codec updates and fixes.

- Support for Intel Alder Lake P hardware. The Alder Lake P support comes down to just needing a new PCI ID in the Intel Sound Open Firmware (SOF) driver. The Linux kernel and the sound code has already seen a lot of other Alder Lake work merge in recent cycles.

- The Ingenic JZ4760(B) found in some Android tablets and other devices is also now supported.

More details on these Linux 5.12 sound updates via this PR.
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