[LinuxBIOS] A question of support... (GX1/CS5530/PC97317)

Peter Stuge peter at stuge.se
Wed Sep 5 19:53:35 CEST 2007

On Wed, Sep 05, 2007 at 10:07:15AM +0200, Juergen Beisert wrote:
> Note: The GX1 CPU only supports audio with the help of SMM (system
> management mode). Without it (and AFAIK LB does not support SMM
> code) you can't use audio reliably.

The CS5530 companion which has the audio function is supported by at
least one driver (for FreeBSD) which drives the audio hardware
completely natively. No VSM needed. There was an effort to port it to
Linux IIRC but I don't recall the outcome.


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