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Jun 23, 2000, 15:46 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Booss)

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"Two significant sound driver releases are now available from Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA): ALSA library and utils 0.5.8 as of June 5th, and ALSA driver 0.5.8a on June 6th. In 0.5.8, two new drivers were added: the C-Media CMI8338 and 8738 PCI driver and the Yamaha YMF72x,74x,75x driver. These releases add support for many users that have on-board Yamaha sound (on many Intel motherboards), and APM support is further supported. The 0.5.8 release also contains bug fixes including support for the latest Linux kernels. In 0.5.8a, a bug fix for the latest 2.3 and 2.4-test kernels was released. In addition, the Yamaha YMF724F driver was fixed."

"To get the latest ALSA driver, visit their web site at You can download the ALSA driver from their FTP server at The latest drivers and utilities are available in bzip2 format, which is a standard Linux compression utility. You will need to download the latest ALSA driver, utilities, and library in order to have a full, working ALSA sound system."

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