Signed-off-by: Gerd Hoffmann <>
 docs/system/deprecated.rst | 9 +++++++++
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)

diff --git a/docs/system/deprecated.rst b/docs/system/deprecated.rst
index 47f84be8e09f..58a9aeb85153 100644
--- a/docs/system/deprecated.rst
+++ b/docs/system/deprecated.rst
@@ -82,6 +82,15 @@ should specify an ``audiodev=`` property.  Additionally, 
when using
 vnc, you should specify an ``audiodev=`` propery if you plan to
 transmit audio through the VNC protocol.
+Creating sound card devices using ``-soundhw`` (since 5.1)
+Sound card devices should be created using ``-device`` instead.  The
+names are the same for most devices.  The exceptions are ``hda`` which
+needs two devices (``-device intel-hda -device hda-duplex``) and
+``pcspk`` which can be activated using ``-machine
 ``-mon ...,control=readline,pretty=on|off`` (since 4.1)

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