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Cirrus Logic releases new Linux audio drivers

Feb 26, 2001 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 2 views

Austin, TX — (press release excerpt) — Computer manufacturers that pre-load the Linux operating system can now deliver high quality audio thanks to new Linux drivers for Cirrus Logic solutions. The new Linux drivers support all Cirrus Logic computer audio solutions, including its motherboard audio chips (AC '97), PCI-attached audio controllers, and add-in card controllers and DSP solutions. Existing systems that use CrystalClear audio solutions also can be upgraded with the new drivers. The new Linux drivers can now be downloaded from, the standard open-source distribution website.

Cirrus Logic has established a strategic relationship with Red Hat, Inc. to facilitate the distribution of the new drivers. Red Hat Linux 7.x includes drivers for the Cirrus Logic audio solutions, and the two companies have worked together to ensure the quality of the drivers. The Linux drivers for Crystal audio solutions are shipping today in personal computers from several major OEMs, including Dell Computer Corporation.

“Cirrus Logic intends to provide its customers with the greatest number of options to ensure high quality audio on their PCs,” said Charlie Ashton, director of computer audio software for Cirrus Logic's Computer Audio Division. “We will continue to support Linux through ongoing development of drivers for both current and future versions of the operating system.”

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