[linux-audio-user] snd-atiixp - ATI SoundMAX

Clemens Ladisch clemens at ladisch.de
Thu Apr 1 02:35:49 EST 2004

Gian Paolo Mureddu wrote:

> Luke Yelavich wrote:
> > At 08:54 AM 1/04/2004, Mark Knecht wrote:
> >
> >>    A new laptop I got uses somethign called SoundMAX under Windows.
> >
> > I dare say that it uses the intel8x0 ALSA driver, as these SoundMax
> > cards are generally AC97 based.
> Or VIA (via82xx module)

The SoundMax chips are indeed AC'97 codecs (from Analog Devices), but
the driver to use depends on the AC'97 controller.  Currently, there
are three types of controllers built into motherboard chipsets; the
drivers for these are snd-intel8x0, snd-via82xx, and snd-atiixp.

> >> dyne:bolic boots and brings up Alsa running something called
> >> snd-atiixp, and lspci showing a bunch of ATI chips,

In this case, snd-atiixp is correct.

> >> but looking on the Alsa page I'm not finding ATI.

The entry hasn't been written yet, but this driver doesn't need any
special configuration.  Just look at the intel8x0 entry and replace
the module name with snd-atiixp.


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