Intel Skylake Audio Support For Linux 3.19
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 20 December 2014 at 12:11 AM EST. Add A Comment
LINUX KERNEL --
Intel's next-generation Skylake processors are starting to take shape with the Linux 3.19 kernel.

Linux 3.19 lands initial Skylake graphics support within the Intel DRM drivers (there's already initial support on the user-space side too within Mesa) and there's Skylake MPX support among other Skylake related work that's been merged for 3.19.

The latest Skylake work in Linux 3.19 is HD Audio HDMI codec support. There already was the big sound pull for Linux 3.19, but on Friday was another sound pull request by SUSE's Takashi Iwai. This pull was primarily of fixes, but among the notable work is the Intel Skylake HD Audio HDMI Codec support, Intel ACPI support, and Samsung Exynos 7 clean-ups.

These latest sound changes for Linux 3.19 can be found via this pull request.

The last we've heard is that Skylake processors will start debuting in late 2015 as the successor to Broadwell.
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