Basically I will be needing a low profile PCIe sound card with optical out.
There isn’t a hell of a lot of selection, seems the assumption is if you need sound it is on the motherboard.
That one has PCIe and a low profile bracket, but it uses the C-Media CM8828 chipset.
My understanding that chipset is only supported in 3.17+ kernels, CentOS
7 uses 3.10.x
A) By any chance, has the been back-ported in CentOS kernel?
B) If not, does anyone know of a 3rd party repo that has it as a kernel module built against CentOS kernel?
I suspect B is no because it looks like the patches were to ALSA driver itself and not a new module.
I’d prefer not to have to run a custom kernel because of updates. Anyone know the status of that chipset in CentOS 7?