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Sound driver for the Intel 8X0

Note: You must be root to start this driver.


Direct invocation (also causes a new io-audio process to start):

io-audio -d i8x0 [pci=xx] &

Mounting (requires that io-audio is already running):

mount -Tio-audio [-opci=xx] /lib/dll/ &

Runs on:



pci xx
The PCI index of the card you want to attach to. If this option is not specified, the driver will attempt to find the first unused card in the system.


The shared object is a device driver DLL used by the io-audio manager. It uses the API described in the Audio Developer's Guide.

While is running, you can use applications with sound (e.g. phplay) and those that control the sound-system (e.g. mixer).


Invoke directly from io-audio:

io-audio -d i8x0 &

Mount (io-audio must be running):

mount -Tio-audio /lib/dll/ &

Supports the mixer.


When an error occurs, sends a description of the error to the system logger (see slogger).

See also:

io-audio, mixer, phplay, Audio Developer's Guide.