Contributed by Marc Balmer on from the audio-r-us dept.
The AMD Geode LX companion chip (CS5536) has an integrated audio codec controller (ACC) to control an AC'97 compatible audio codec. While the CS5536 ACC supports up to 5.1 surround sound, all systems I have seen so far use the Realtek ALC203 two-channel AC'97 audio codec. That means stereo output and recording. Enough for a low-power music device to play the occasional humppa in our office... Well, at least theoretically.
Since the ACC is quite different from other audio codec controllers, like those supported by the auich(4) and auicp(4) drivers, the audio could not be used on OpenBSD.
A new driver, auglx(4), has been committed today to fill the gap and make the audio port available. Ver ylow-power devices like the PC-Engines ALIX.3C3 can now be used as small audio "servers" (~5W at 12V DC).
Put mpg123 on your system, write a filter for lpd and stream your music using lpr and there's your shared office-jukebox ;)
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