Razer Barracuda AC-1 With ALSA

"The Razer Barracuda AC-1 sound card now supports Linux."

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In recent previews by Phoronix they discovered the new Razer Barracuda AC-1 APU didn't support Linux.
The reason for this was because the Razer Barracuda AC-1 audio processing chip is a C-Media Oxygen HD CMI8788 which up until now Linux didn't support.
But thanks to ALSA(Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) version 1.0.15 the C-Media APU is now supported in Linux.

However basic the support it is a start.

Last November at Phoronix we had featured a preview of the Razer Barracuda AC-1 sound card and after taking off its EMI shield we had found that this card depended upon the C-Media Oxygen HD CMI8788 audio processor, which at the time was not supported under Linux. Though support had come in the Open Sound System (OSS) version 4.0 for this CMI8788 APU. Well, now finally in ALSA 1.0.15 the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture will support this C-Media audio chip. ALSA 1.0.15-rc1 was released recently and contains the initial CMI8788 audio driver. In this article we will be taking a quick look at where this driver stands today for the Razer Barracuda AC-1 under Linux.

Image of the Razer Barracuda APU

More infomation about the Razer Barracuda AC-1 can be found here.

Should more companies support Linux by defualt? Discuss on our forum.
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