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Meanwhile a new X86 version based on Debian Buster has been introduced as Beta.
Please refer to volumio-x86-debian-buster-debugging-party-beta
This topic is intended for a discussion around lifting the X86 Volumio version to the next level, which includes
- upgrade to the latest kernel (eventual target is an LTS)
- support newest Intel/ AMD hardware
- preparation for Debian stretch with the latest available firmware
Developing and testing an X86 no more difficult than for other devices.
Our problem is that X86 configurations are much more diverse regarding chip sets, firmware and drivers compared with an ARM SBC.
It is impossible for us to do all the testing, we only have a small selection of basic hardware, often not exactly the newest.
That is why we rely on the community, even more than for other platforms.
This is time consuming, we realize that, but we are grateful for anyone willing to help test our development images.
Links to downloads will be posted here at regular times, feedback is very welcome.
A word of warning. These will be Development images, not Release Candidates, some things will be experimental and untested and things can/ will break.
There is nothing new in it for people with older hardware (>3-4 years) as we are not adding Volumio functionality.
But, we are also interested in regression testing on older hardware, so this thread is for everyone willing to help us.
Current DEV version
This is the last test/ dev image based on Debian jessie.
The result of the work (kernel) will be used for our alpha release of a Debian stretch based OS, which we are currently working on.
More information will follow soon
- eMMC support (with the disk copy function not yet included)
- support for Intel SST based Audio devices like ES8316, RT5651, RT5640 and more (currently testing with RT5651)
- support for Intel HDMI/DP LPE Audio devices
- SD Card reader support
- boot from USB3.0
- 16-bit format on bytcr-rt5651 is fine, but with 24- or 32-bit playback playback speed is totally wrong (“chipmunk”-mode).
- bytcr-rt5651 the wrong mixer has been selected, this should be “DAC1”, also volume should be “Linear”