Aureal Vortex 2 support in 6.x?
Eric P. Scott
eps+pqry0702 at ana.com
Tue Feb 13 19:52:31 UTC 2007
(Probably a "stupid question," but I'll ask anyway...)
I noticed the audio/aureal-kmod port was touched recently, but
not in a useful way--only to neuter it further. Besides, I
thought it was superfluous; wasn't this MFCed a long time ago?
What went wrong here? There's an ominous note in CVS for
"Add (but do not connect) a half-finished driver for Aureal
Vortex cards. The mixer works, pcm support is half done."
Also, in /usr/src/sys/conf/NOTES:
"This driver lacks support for playback and recording."
L-word's [ALSA] au8830 driver seems to work OK, but if I want to
use one of these cards with FreeBSD, is OSS my only viable option
at this point?
(N.B. they only claim compatibility with 6.1-RELEASE at this
time, not 6.2.)
These chips are hardly rarities: Dell stuffed OEM Turtle Beach
Montego II [Aureal Vortex 2] PCI sound cards in huge numbers of
machines (including their popular Dimension XPS-R and XPS-T
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