[riptide-announce] New riptide-0.3mbsibeta02061100 linux driver available
marc at mbsi.ca
Wed Jun 12 03:23:39 EDT 2002
I am pleased to announce the first public open-source release of the
Conexant (Rockwell) RipTide Audio/Communication Controller driver for Linux.
It is now available for download from
The README file is appended below.
This package contains Linux drivers for the
Conexant (Rockwell) RipTide Audio/Communication Controller.
It was developed by Conexant Systems Inc (Konstantin Lazarev) and
Marc Boucher <marc at mbsi.ca>, who is the current maintainer.
If you have a RipTide HCF modem (127A:4321 or 127A:4331), you need to
install *both* the RIPTIDE and HCF drivers, otherwise the modem will *not*
RipTide HSF modems (127A:4311 or 14F1:4311) require only the HSF driver,
on top of which the RIPTIDE driver can be optionally installed to add audio,
synth, midi, and gameport functionality.
RIPTIDE driver Features:
1. OSS compatible.
2. Full duplex PCM playback and record.
3. Multiple playback channels (/dev/dsp).
4. Mixer support (/dev/mixer).
5. Supports direct access interface for games such as Quake2.
6. Supports OPL3 synthesis (/dev/sequencer)
7. Supports MPU401 external MIDI (/dev/midi)
8. Supports joystick at port 0x201 with system driver
(joy-analog.o should be loaded)
9. Interoperates with HCF and HSF modem drivers.
The latest version and related information are available
at http://www.mbsi.ca/cnxtlindrv on the web.
These drivers should work on most current Linux distributions, based on
the 2.2.x or 2.4.x kernels. On some systems, it might be necessary
to disable the "PnP OS" BIOS option if it exists.
See the INSTALL file for installation instructions.
THIS IS PRELIMINARY SOFTWARE WHICH MAY CONTAIN BUGS THAT COULD
CAUSE CRASHES AND DATA CORRUPTION. THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE
IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE DO NOT PRESENTLY RECOMMEND USING IT ON
CRITICAL SYSTEMS AND ONLY AFTER DOING COMPLETE BACKUPS.
Some features may not be implemented or work as expected.
Bug reports are welcome. (see section "REPORTING PROBLEMS" in INSTALL file)
Most files in this package are released under terms similar to the
BSD license. See the files LICENSE for details.
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