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lightkeeper

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No Sound Problem - 7.10 SPDIF & HDA NVidia
« on: December 15, 2008, 04:17:23 pm »
Did a clean install of Linuxmce 7.10 from i386 DVD.
- heard no audio during wizard, and could not get any audio out S/PDIF cable.

Update 12/16/08: Chased software configuration problems for a week then finally discovered problem is me -- had a wrong setting on my receiver - it was not listening on the SPDIF port!   LinuxMCE working fine all the time.  I still some problems with DVD sound but will start a new thread for that.

So ignore the rest of the original post:


Has anyone been able to get audio out using S/PDIF optical cable?
In my case from Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe MOBO which has
8-channel High-Definition Audio provided by an ADI 1988B chip.
(additional system details below)

Yes, I did open the alsamixer and unmute the IEC958 controls and cranked
up volume on all controls.

Seems like the wizard failed to setup something needed in the audio configuration.

If anyone has audio working on the S/PDIF maby you can help me with whatever is missing in my config files.

Troubleshooting I have done so far includes using aplay to play a .wav file
for audio testing purposes:
aplay -D hw:0,1 should give me the S/PDIF outpot - nothing heard.
aplay -D hw:0,0 gives audio out on a test speaker I have plugged into the MOBO LFE output.

below are system details and results of:
aplay -l
aplay -L
cat /dev/sndstat   -- seems like sndstat has Analog Devices AD1988B only - no digital device!

I am Linux newbie and need some help to find out whats going on.
Anyone have any suggestions?

Developers: wonder if 8.10 would have this resolved? - or should I wait for beta?

Would like to get audio working on S/PDIF output.

Bill

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linuxmce@dcerouter:~$ aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 0: AD198x Analog [AD198x Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 1: AD198x Digital [AD198x Digital]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
linuxmce@dcerouter:~$ aplay -L
front:CARD=NVidia,DEV=0
    HDA NVidia, AD198x Analog
    Front speakers
surround40:CARD=NVidia,DEV=0
    HDA NVidia, AD198x Analog
    4.0 Surround output to Front and Rear speakers
surround41:CARD=NVidia,DEV=0
    HDA NVidia, AD198x Analog
    4.1 Surround output to Front, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
surround50:CARD=NVidia,DEV=0
    HDA NVidia, AD198x Analog
    5.0 Surround output to Front, Center and Rear speakers
surround51:CARD=NVidia,DEV=0
    HDA NVidia, AD198x Analog
    5.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
surround71:CARD=NVidia,DEV=0
    HDA NVidia, AD198x Analog
    7.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Side, Rear and Woofer speakers
iec958:CARD=NVidia,DEV=0
    HDA NVidia, AD198x Digital
    IEC958 (S/PDIF) Digital Audio Output
null
    Discard all samples (playback) or generate zero samples (capture)
linuxmce@dcerouter:~$ cat /dev/sndstat
Sound Driver:3.8.1a-980706 (ALSA v1.0.16 emulation code)
Kernel: Linux dcerouter 2.6.22-14-generic #1 SMP Sun Oct 14 23:05:12 GMT 2007 i686
Config options: 0

Installed drivers:
Type 10: ALSA emulation

Card config:
HDA NVidia at 0xfe020000 irq 19

Audio devices:
0: AD198x Analog (DUPLEX)

Synth devices: NOT ENABLED IN CONFIG

Midi devices: NOT ENABLED IN CONFIG

Timers:
7: system timer

Mixers:
0: Analog Devices AD1988B

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System:
LinuxMCE - 0710 Beta 3 - LinuxMCE Install DVD for I386 - 0710 Beta 3 and installed from DVD

Motherboard Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe Green nVIDIA Socket Am2 ATX
(8-channel High-Definition Audio is provided by an ADI 1988B chip;)
S/PDIF optical cable from MOBO S/PDIF out to Home Theater Receiver S/PDIF in.
small test speaker plugged into MOBO LFE out to help see whats going on

Processor AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 6000+ 3.0 GHz
Memory 8096MB Dual Channel 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory
Video Card -  GIGABYTE GV-NX85T256H GeForce 8500GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 
Hard Drive  - HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000 HDS721010KLA330 (0A34915) 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
DVD - SAMSUNG SH203N SATA
HD-5500 Hi Definition Television PCI Card - pchdtv
« Last Edit: December 16, 2008, 04:31:06 pm by lightkeeper »

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Re: No Sound - Bug in 7.10 setup wizard for S/PDIF & HDA NVidia?
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2008, 06:39:39 pm »
Just a thought, maybe you shouldn't use ancient beta versions.
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Re: No Sound - Bug in 7.10 setup wizard for S/PDIF & HDA NVidia?
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2008, 06:49:16 pm »
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LinuxMCE - 0710 Beta 3 - LinuxMCE Install DVD for I386 - 0710 Beta 3 and installed from DVD
My system description was incorrect - was not Beta 3 - used the latest 7.10 RC2 sorry for this error in the original posting.