This package supports the following driver models:
- Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
- Realtek RTL8102E Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC
- Realtek RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC
- Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Codecs supported: This driver supports all VIA southbridges with integrated sound plus several audio codecs as below.
DOS sound: This driver supports DOS sound for VIA VT82C686A/VT82C686B/VT8231 southbridges only. The VIAAUDIO.COM file mentioned in the Readme concerning DOS sound can be obtained from this old audio driver package. It is no longer supplied in the Vinyl_AudioCodec driver package.
Release history: This combination driver was first published on 24 June 2002. Prior to 24 June 2002, there was driver 74mu170a for VT8233/VT8233A/VT8233C and driver 68MU220b for VT686A, 686B & VT8321. The "combo" driver combined those two drivers into the one package and added support for the (at the time) new VT8235 southbridge. Further improvements have been made in subsequent releases, including adding support for more codecs and the driver package is now called Vinyl_AudioCodec.
Special note: VIA advises that where possible, users should install onboard sound drivers provided by their motherboard manufacturer.
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