Intel's Sound Open Firmware

aragats

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I haven't heard about a need for a sound card firmware until I got the new ThinkPad T14 gen.2

This announcement about support by Linux kernel is 2+ years old.
This is the project itself: sofproject.org.

1. Is it right that certain sound devices won't work properly without firmware?
2. Are there any considerations about supporting this in FreeBSD?

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Alain De Vos

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I need to install intel soundcard firmware for my older soundcard to work correctly in Linux for instance debian, void-linux or alpine-linux.
I think it needs some blobs. How my soundcard works with freebsd i don't know but it works. I think also some blob data is in the drivers.
 
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aragats

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Currently my T14's microphone doesn't work in FreeBSD.
In a Live Devuan it doesn't work either, probably because it doesn't supply firmware on the live CD.
 
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