Open Sound System
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Open Sound System driver for CMedia Electronics CMI8738/8768 audio
CMI87xx device characteristics:
The CMedia chip provides some unique features that are set up by the Mixer chip. Running ossxmix will display the CMI8738 mixer panel.
Most of the sliders and buttons are self evident. However there are some options that need explaining:
Dual Dac: Enabling this button sets the CMPCI device as two separate output devices with /dev/dsp1 audio going to the front and /dev/dsp0 going to the rear outputs. Separate audio streams can be send to the device simultaneously.
Speaker Mode: The audio can be sent just to the front speakers or it can be sent simultaneously to all speakers in the "Spread" mode.
AC3 passthrough only works on Models 037 and higher. This is because of a hardware bug in the earlier models so check the model number (ossinfo -a).
oss_cmpci.conf Device configuration file