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ASUS A8N-E on board audio. No audio output on AV wizard
« on: October 22, 2007, 09:59:55 pm »
Hello,

I have been trying to get th linuxmce up and running for 4 days now and slowly thing work until I have to reload and try something different to get things work. Don't get me wrong, its fustrating but at the same time I am learning a lot.

Anyhow I have video on the AV wizard, not out of the DVI yet, but no audio from the Strawberry Blonde during the installation. If I start the UI diagnostics tool I can hear the audio from the video of the flame thrower. Are the any special setups to get the audio?

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Re: ASUS A8N-E on board audio. No audio output on AV wizard
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2007, 06:40:26 pm »
I too have the A8N-E and issues with the sound. Out-of-the-box the Realtek ALC850 chipset doesn't work (over S/PDIF anyways). I am attempting to compile enough useful information to post a fix for this board as it is rather irritating. For over a year I had a working KnoppMyth installation with this very board, _but_, I didn't document all the steps necessary to get it working. Live and learn I suppose. Hopefully I can post this information soon.

I will be reinstalling from the QuickStart DVD tonight, so perhaps in a few days I can have the fix compiled. Here's hoping.

Jason
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Re: ASUS A8N-E on board audio. No audio output on AV wizard
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2007, 03:42:06 pm »
I did get the sound partially working and will get the information posted as soon as I can. I have stereo output working through the optical out on the board, but have had no success with the AC3 pass-through. One step at a time. Just wanted to put in an update.

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Re: ASUS A8N-E on board audio. No audio output on AV wizard
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2007, 03:55:07 am »
If you are using spdif make sure you unmute IEC958 in alasmixer settings.
run alsamixer from a terminal and press m to toggle the mute setting on IEC958


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Re: ASUS A8N-E on board audio. No audio output on AV wizard
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2007, 02:00:14 pm »
If you are using spdif make sure you unmute IEC958 in alasmixer settings.
run alsamixer from a terminal and press m to toggle the mute setting on IEC958


good luck

Tim


That, unfortunately, didn't get me anywhere with the out-of-the-box installation.

I needed to take a few extra steps to get the chipset to output through the spdif optical. Granted I only got the stereo output and no AC3 pass-through. However, http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Changing_Xine_Player_Audio_Settings might have some more useful information on how to circumvent the built-in xine commands. I'll have to pull my old working xine config file from the Knoppmyth install where this was all working fine. Accoding to the wiki: "M = Manual, if the flag is present, the whole configuration string will be ignored and defaults from /etc/pluto/xine.conf won't be overridden." Perhaps I need to take this step, but at least for now the sound is working, albeit without AC3.  >:(

/etc/asound.state - from http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Enabling_nForce4_optical_SPDIF_output

Code: [Select]
state.CK804 {
control.1 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'Master Playback Switch'
value true
}
control.2 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.count 2
comment.range '0 - 31'
iface MIXER
name 'Master Playback Volume'
value.0 22
value.1 22
}
control.3 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'Center Playback Switch'
value false
}
control.4 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.count 1
comment.range '0 - 31'
iface MIXER
name 'Center Playback Volume'
value 31
}
control.5 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'LFE Playback Switch'
value true
}
control.6 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.count 1
comment.range '0 - 31'
iface MIXER
name 'LFE Playback Volume'
value 13
}
control.7 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 2
iface MIXER
name 'Surround Playback Switch'
value.0 false
value.1 false
}
control.8 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.count 2
comment.range '0 - 31'
iface MIXER
name 'Surround Playback Volume'
value.0 0
value.1 0
}
control.9 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'Master Mono Playback Switch'
value false
}
control.10 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.count 1
comment.range '0 - 31'
iface MIXER
name 'Master Mono Playback Volume'
value 0
}
control.11 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'PC Speaker Playback Switch'
value false
}
control.12 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.count 1
comment.range '0 - 15'
iface MIXER
name 'PC Speaker Playback Volume'
value 0
}
control.13 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'Phone Playback Switch'
value false
}
control.14 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.count 1
comment.range '0 - 31'
iface MIXER
name 'Phone Playback Volume'
value 0
}
control.15 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'Mic Playback Switch'
value false
}
control.16 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.count 1
comment.range '0 - 31'
iface MIXER
name 'Mic Playback Volume'
value 0
}
control.17 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'Mic Boost (+20dB) Capture Switch'
value false
}
control.18 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'Line Playback Switch'
value false
}
control.19 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.count 2
comment.range '0 - 31'
iface MIXER
name 'Line Playback Volume'
value.0 0
value.1 0
}
control.20 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'CD Playback Switch'
value false
}
control.21 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.count 2
comment.range '0 - 31'
iface MIXER
name 'CD Playback Volume'
value.0 0
value.1 0
}
control.22 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'Aux Playback Switch'
value false
}
control.23 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.count 2
comment.range '0 - 31'
iface MIXER
name 'Aux Playback Volume'
value.0 0
value.1 0
}
control.24 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'PCM Playback Switch'
value true
}
control.25 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.count 2
comment.range '0 - 31'
iface MIXER
name 'PCM Playback Volume'
value.0 22
value.1 22
}
control.26 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type ENUMERATED
comment.count 2
comment.item.0 Mic
comment.item.1 CD
comment.item.2 Video
comment.item.3 Aux
comment.item.4 Line
comment.item.5 Mix
comment.item.6 'Mix Mono'
comment.item.7 Phone
iface MIXER
name 'Capture Source'
value.0 Mic
value.1 Mic
}
control.27 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'Capture Switch'
value true
}
control.28 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.count 2
comment.range '0 - 15'
iface MIXER
name 'Capture Volume'
value.0 0
value.1 0
}
control.29 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type ENUMERATED
comment.count 1
comment.item.0 Mix
comment.item.1 Mic
iface MIXER
name 'Mono Output Select'
value Mix
}
control.30 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type ENUMERATED
comment.count 1
comment.item.0 Mic1
comment.item.1 Mic2
iface MIXER
name 'Mic Select Capture Switch'
value Mic1
}
control.31 {
comment.access read
comment.type IEC958
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'IEC958 Playback Con Mask'
value '0fff000f00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000'
}
control.32 {
comment.access read
comment.type IEC958
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'IEC958 Playback Pro Mask'
value cf00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
}
control.33 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type IEC958
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'IEC958 Playback Default'
value '0082000200000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000'
}
control.34 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'IEC958 Playback Switch'
value true
}
control.35 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.count 1
comment.range '0 - 3'
iface MIXER
name 'IEC958 Playback AC97-SPSA'
value 0
}
control.36 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'Duplicate Front'
value false
}
control.37 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'Mic Front Input Switch'
value false
}
control.38 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type ENUMERATED
comment.count 1
comment.item.0 Shared
comment.item.1 Independent
iface MIXER
name 'Surround Jack Mode'
value Shared
}
control.39 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type ENUMERATED
comment.count 1
comment.item.0 '2ch'
comment.item.1 '4ch'
comment.item.2 '6ch'
iface MIXER
name 'Channel Mode'
value '2ch'
}
control.40 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'IEC958 Capture Switch'
value false
}
control.41 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type ENUMERATED
comment.count 1
comment.item.0 PCM
comment.item.1 'Analog In'
comment.item.2 'IEC958 In'
iface MIXER
name 'IEC958 Playback Source'
value PCM
}
control.42 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'External Amplifier'
value true
}
}

/etc/asound.conf - from http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Asoundrc_alc850

Code: [Select]
#~/.asoundrc or /etc/asound.conf
# ALSA configuration file

##### USAGE #####
# Save this file as "~/.asoundrc" (for user-specific sound configuration) or
# "/etc/asound.conf" (for system-wide sound configuration) and specify ALSA
# device names ad described in the next section.


##### DEVICE NAMES #####
# This configuration file defines four devices for use by the user.  Those
# devices are "analog", "mixed-analog", "digital", and "mixed-digital".  The
# user may also re-define "default" to be identical to one of the above-named
# devices (i.e. to send all sound output to the digital output unless otherwise
# specified).  Use the device names as described below:
#  - "analog" outputs to the analog output directly and (at least on software
#  sound cards) blocks other audio output.  After playback completes, "queued"
#  sounds are output in sequence.
#  - "mixed-analog" mixes audio output from multiple programs into the analog
#  output (so you can hear beeps, alerts, and other noises while playing back
#  an audio stream).
#  - "digital" outputs to the digital output directly.  Since most (all?)
#  digital outputs expect 48kHz PCM audio, this may not work for some playback
#  (i.e. CD's--which are 44.1kHz PCM audio--or 32kHz audio streams from TV
#  recordings, etc.).
#  - "mixed-digital"

# All other devices created within this file are used only by the configuration
# file itself and should /not/ be used directly.  In other words, do not use
# the devices "analog-hw", "dmix-analog", "digital-hw", or "dmix-digital".


##### IMPORTANT #####
# To make this ALSA configuration file work with your sound card, you will need
# to define the appropriate card and device information for the "analog-hw" and
# "digital-hw" devices below.  You can find the card and device information
# using "aplay -l".


##### Configuration File #####

# Override the default output used by ALSA.  If you do not override the
# default, your default device is identical to the (unmixed) "analog" device
# shown below.  If you prefer mixed and/or digital output, uncomment the
# appropriate four lines below (only one slave.pcm line).
#
# Note, also, that as of ALSA 1.0.9, "software" sound cards have been modified
# such that their default "default" device is identical to the "mixed-analog"
# device.  Whether using an ALSA version before or after 1.0.9, it does no harm
# and has no affect on performance to redefine the device (even if the
# redefinition does not change anything).  Also, by using this ALSA
# configuration file, you once again have access to unmixed analog output using
# the "analog" device.
pcm.!default {
  type plug
  ## Uncomment the following to use "mixed-analog" by default
  #  slave.pcm "dmix-analog"
  ## Uncomment the following to use (unmixed) "digital" by default
  slave.pcm "digital-hw"
  ## Uncomment the following to use "mixed-digital" by default
  #  slave.pcm "dmix-digital"
}

# Control device (mixer, etc.) for the card
ctl.!default {
  type hw
  card 0
}

# Alias for (converted) analog output on the card
# - This is identical to the device named "default"--which always exists and
# refers to hw:0,0 (unless overridden)
# - Therefore, we can specify "hw:0,0", "default", or "analog" to access analog
# output on the card
# - Note that as of ALSA 1.0.9, "software" sound card definitions redefine
# "default" to do mixing, meaning this device is different from "default" and
# allows playback while blocking other sound sources (until playback
# completes).
pcm.analog {
  type plug
  slave.pcm "analog-hw"
}

# Control device (mixer, etc.) for the card
ctl.analog {
  type hw
  card 0
}

# Alias for (converted) mixed analog output on the card
# - This will accept audio input--regardless of rate--and convert to the rate
# required for the dmix plugin (in this case 48000Hz)
# - Note that as of ALSA 1.0.9, "software" sound card definitions redefine
# "default" to do mixing, meaning this device is identical to "default" for
# "software" sound cards.
pcm.mixed-analog {
  type plug
  slave.pcm "dmix-analog"
}

# Control device (mixer, etc.) for the card
ctl.mixed-analog {
  type hw
  card 0
}

# Alias for (converted) digital (S/PDIF) output on the card
# - This will accept audio input--regardless of rate--and convert to the rate
# required for the S/PDIF hardware (in this case 48000Hz)
pcm.digital {
  type plug
  slave.pcm "digital-hw"
}

# Control device (mixer, etc.) for the card
ctl.digital {
  type hw
  card 0
}

# Alias for mixed (converted) digital (S/PDIF) output on the card
#  - This will accept audio input--regardless of rate--and convert to the rate
#  required for the S/PDIF hardware (in this case 48000Hz)
pcm.mixed-digital {
  type plug
  slave.pcm "dmix-digital"
}

# Control device (mixer, etc.) for the card
ctl.mixed-digital {
  type hw
  card 0
}

# The following devices are not useful by themselves.  They require specific
# rates, channels, and formats.  Therefore, you probably do not want to use
# them directly.  Instead use of of the devices defined above.

# Alias for analog output on the card
# Do not use this directly--it requires specific rate, channels, and format
pcm.analog-hw {
  type hw
  card 0
  # The default value for device is 0, so no need to specify
  #  - Uncomment one of the below or create a new "device N" line as appropriate
  #    for your sound card or
  #  device 1
  #  device 4
}

# Control device (mixer, etc.) for the card
ctl.analog-hw {
  type hw
  card 0
}

# Alias for digital (S/PDIF) output on the card
# Do not use this directly--it requires specific rate, channels, and format
pcm.digital-hw {
  type hw
  card 0
  #  device 1
  #  - Comment out "device 1" above and uncomment one of the below or create a
  #    new "device N" line as appropriate for your sound card or
  device 2
  #  device 4
}

# Control device (mixer, etc.) for the card
ctl.digital-hw {
  type hw
  card 0
}

# Direct software mixing plugin for analog output on the card
# Do not use this directly--it requires specific rate, channels, and format
pcm.dmix-analog {
  type dmix
  ipc_key 1234
  slave {
  pcm "analog-hw"
  period_time 0
  period_size 1024
  buffer_size 4096
  rate 48000
  }
}

# Control device (mixer, etc.) for the card
ctl.dmix-analog {
  type hw
  card 0
}

# Direct software mixing plugin for digital (S/PDIF) output on the card
# Do not use this directly--it requires specific rate, channels, and format
pcm.dmix-digital {
  type dmix
  ipc_key 1235
  slave {
  pcm "digital-hw"
  period_time 0
  period_size 1024
  buffer_size 4096
  rate 48000
  }
}

# Control device (mixer, etc.) for the card
ctl.dmix-digital {
  type hw
  card 0
}

I believe I restarted the machine here. Maybe just alsa but I'm not sure.

Then I entered the following commands in a terminal:
Code: [Select]
amixer set IEC958 unmute
amixer set 'IEC958 Playback AC97-SPSA' 0
amixer set 'IEC958 Playback Source' PCM

I pulled some other important info from these sites too:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=449633
http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php/Intel8x0 <-- Important re: IEC958 mixer volume
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=217833

I did place in /home/linuxmce/.xine/config the pass-through option (don't have that code in front of me), but obviously that didn't work.

Hopefully this information helps someone. I also figured that once we get this solved we can post this in the wiki so there won't be any more question on how to get this board working.

Jason
« Last Edit: October 30, 2007, 02:33:18 pm by jetrich »
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Re: ASUS A8N-E on board audio. No audio output on AV wizard
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2007, 04:12:04 pm »
looks like we need to add a soundcard setup script...

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Re: ASUS A8N-E on board audio. No audio output on AV wizard
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2007, 04:38:51 pm »
We should probably get some information from others using the CK804 and ALC850 chipsets to see if their hardware addresses for the optical can be automatically applied. I've read of differences (hw0,2 hw 0,0 hw 0,4 etc) between the cards that could be problematic. Or does this need to be applied to a broader range of cards that use the snd-intel8x0 driver.  ???

I'm willing to help out in any way I can, but I'm not a good "proper" scripter. I can usually hack something out, but that doesn't mean that it's good.  :(

Please let me know how I can help.

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AMD Athlon 64 3200+
Skystar 2
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Re: ASUS A8N-E on board audio. No audio output on AV wizard
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2007, 06:39:29 pm »
 Hi,

 I had this issue with different sound cards, i do not know if it helps with spdif but when this occurs i run
sudo alsaconf from a shell then i get sound on the standard stereo output of the soundcard.
 Then i run again the AVWizard and it all wroks fine

 Hope this helps,

Rafik

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Re: ASUS A8N-E on board audio. No audio output on AV wizard
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2007, 07:01:23 pm »
I noticed that at some point my asound.conf got moved to asound.conf.pbackup, so I'm not sure what of the above has enabled the stereo output.

Here is what my asound.conf reads right now and the audio is still working as stereo sound.
Code: [Select]
pcm_slave.convert48k {
        pcm "spdif"
        rate 48000
}

pcm.spdif_playback {
        type plug
        slave convert48k
}

pcm.asym_spdif {
        type asym
        playback.pcm "spdif_playback"
        capture.pcm "plughw:0"
}

While perusing the source code on svn.charonmedia.org I noticed http://svn.charonmedia.org/trac.cgi/browser/vendor/pluto-lmce-branch/config-pkgs/intel8x0/mkr_postinst.sh is supposed to handle the creation of the asound.conf file that pluto should use. I honestly don't ever remember seeing that file in that format. Makes me wonder if that file will work correctly. Guess I'll have to try it along with the Manual configuration settings I mentioned earlier. Perhaps I can get to that this weekend sometime.

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Re: ASUS A8N-E on board audio. No audio output on AV wizard
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2007, 11:10:53 pm »
I have AC3 Pass Through working with this chipset right now (Aeon Flux in background)   :)

Check http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Sound_Cards for additional information. I need somebody to check my information and methods to verify that this is the best way to accomplish this.

Make sure that you have made the changes requested on the wiki page before proceeding with these instructions as the configuration file MAY be overwritten by pluto scripts if Manual is not specified.

Backup the original file and save the following to /etc/asound.state:
Code: [Select]
state.CK804 {
control.1 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'Master Playback Switch'
value true
}
control.2 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.count 2
comment.range '0 - 31'
iface MIXER
name 'Master Playback Volume'
value.0 22
value.1 22
}
control.3 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'Center Playback Switch'
value false
}
control.4 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.count 1
comment.range '0 - 31'
iface MIXER
name 'Center Playback Volume'
value 31
}
control.5 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'LFE Playback Switch'
value true
}
control.6 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.count 1
comment.range '0 - 31'
iface MIXER
name 'LFE Playback Volume'
value 13
}
control.7 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 2
iface MIXER
name 'Surround Playback Switch'
value.0 false
value.1 false
}
control.8 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.count 2
comment.range '0 - 31'
iface MIXER
name 'Surround Playback Volume'
value.0 0
value.1 0
}
control.9 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'Master Mono Playback Switch'
value false
}
control.10 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.count 1
comment.range '0 - 31'
iface MIXER
name 'Master Mono Playback Volume'
value 0
}
control.11 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'PC Speaker Playback Switch'
value false
}
control.12 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.count 1
comment.range '0 - 15'
iface MIXER
name 'PC Speaker Playback Volume'
value 0
}
control.13 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'Phone Playback Switch'
value false
}
control.14 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.count 1
comment.range '0 - 31'
iface MIXER
name 'Phone Playback Volume'
value 0
}
control.15 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'Mic Playback Switch'
value false
}
control.16 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.count 1
comment.range '0 - 31'
iface MIXER
name 'Mic Playback Volume'
value 0
}
control.17 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'Mic Boost (+20dB) Capture Switch'
value false
}
control.18 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'Line Playback Switch'
value false
}
control.19 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.count 2
comment.range '0 - 31'
iface MIXER
name 'Line Playback Volume'
value.0 0
value.1 0
}
control.20 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'CD Playback Switch'
value false
}
control.21 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.count 2
comment.range '0 - 31'
iface MIXER
name 'CD Playback Volume'
value.0 0
value.1 0
}
control.22 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'Aux Playback Switch'
value false
}
control.23 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.count 2
comment.range '0 - 31'
iface MIXER
name 'Aux Playback Volume'
value.0 0
value.1 0
}
control.24 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'PCM Playback Switch'
value true
}
control.25 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.count 2
comment.range '0 - 31'
iface MIXER
name 'PCM Playback Volume'
value.0 22
value.1 22
}
control.26 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type ENUMERATED
comment.count 2
comment.item.0 Mic
comment.item.1 CD
comment.item.2 Video
comment.item.3 Aux
comment.item.4 Line
comment.item.5 Mix
comment.item.6 'Mix Mono'
comment.item.7 Phone
iface MIXER
name 'Capture Source'
value.0 Mic
value.1 Mic
}
control.27 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'Capture Switch'
value true
}
control.28 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.count 2
comment.range '0 - 15'
iface MIXER
name 'Capture Volume'
value.0 0
value.1 0
}
control.29 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type ENUMERATED
comment.count 1
comment.item.0 Mix
comment.item.1 Mic
iface MIXER
name 'Mono Output Select'
value Mix
}
control.30 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type ENUMERATED
comment.count 1
comment.item.0 Mic1
comment.item.1 Mic2
iface MIXER
name 'Mic Select Capture Switch'
value Mic1
}
control.31 {
comment.access read
comment.type IEC958
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'IEC958 Playback Con Mask'
value '0fff000f00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000'
}
control.32 {
comment.access read
comment.type IEC958
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'IEC958 Playback Pro Mask'
value cf00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
}
control.33 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type IEC958
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'IEC958 Playback Default'
value '0082000200000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000'
}
control.34 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'IEC958 Playback Switch'
value true
}
control.35 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.count 1
comment.range '0 - 3'
iface MIXER
name 'IEC958 Playback AC97-SPSA'
value 0
}
control.36 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'Duplicate Front'
value false
}
control.37 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'Mic Front Input Switch'
value false
}
control.38 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type ENUMERATED
comment.count 1
comment.item.0 Shared
comment.item.1 Independent
iface MIXER
name 'Surround Jack Mode'
value Shared
}
control.39 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type ENUMERATED
comment.count 1
comment.item.0 '2ch'
comment.item.1 '4ch'
comment.item.2 '6ch'
iface MIXER
name 'Channel Mode'
value '2ch'
}
control.40 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'IEC958 Capture Switch'
value false
}
control.41 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type ENUMERATED
comment.count 1
comment.item.0 PCM
comment.item.1 'Analog In'
comment.item.2 'IEC958 In'
iface MIXER
name 'IEC958 Playback Source'
value PCM
}
control.42 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name 'External Amplifier'
value true
}
}

Backup the original file and save the following to /etc/asound.conf
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# ~/.asoundrc or /etc/asound.conf
# ALSA configuration file

##### USAGE #####
# Save this file as "~/.asoundrc" (for user-specific sound configuration) or
# "/etc/asound.conf" (for system-wide sound configuration) and specify ALSA
# device names ad described in the next section.


##### DEVICE NAMES #####
# This configuration file defines four devices for use by the user.  Those
# devices are "analog", "mixed-analog", "digital", and "mixed-digital".  The
# user may also re-define "default" to be identical to one of the above-named
# devices (i.e. to send all sound output to the digital output unless otherwise
# specified).  Use the device names as described below:
#  - "analog" outputs to the analog output directly and (at least on software
#  sound cards) blocks other audio output.  After playback completes, "queued"
#  sounds are output in sequence.
#  - "mixed-analog" mixes audio output from multiple programs into the analog
#  output (so you can hear beeps, alerts, and other noises while playing back
#  an audio stream).
#  - "digital" outputs to the digital output directly.  Since most (all?)
#  digital outputs expect 48kHz PCM audio, this may not work for some playback
#  (i.e. CD's--which are 44.1kHz PCM audio--or 32kHz audio streams from TV
#  recordings, etc.).
#  - "mixed-digital"

# All other devices created within this file are used only by the configuration
# file itself and should /not/ be used directly.  In other words, do not use
# the devices "analog-hw", "dmix-analog", "digital-hw", or "dmix-digital".


##### IMPORTANT #####
# To make this ALSA configuration file work with your sound card, you will need
# to define the appropriate card and device information for the "analog-hw" and
# "digital-hw" devices below.  You can find the card and device information
# using "aplay -l".


##### Configuration File #####

# Override the default output used by ALSA.  If you do not override the
# default, your default device is identical to the (unmixed) "analog" device
# shown below.  If you prefer mixed and/or digital output, uncomment the
# appropriate four lines below (only one slave.pcm line).
#
# Note, also, that as of ALSA 1.0.9, "software" sound cards have been modified
# such that their default "default" device is identical to the "mixed-analog"
# device.  Whether using an ALSA version before or after 1.0.9, it does no harm
# and has no affect on performance to redefine the device (even if the
# redefinition does not change anything).  Also, by using this ALSA
# configuration file, you once again have access to unmixed analog output using
# the "analog" device.
pcm.!default {
  type plug
## Uncomment the following to use (unmixed) "analog" by default
#  slave.pcm "analog-hw"
## Uncomment the following to use "mixed-analog" by default
#  slave.pcm "dmix-analog"
## Uncomment the following to use (unmixed) "digital" by default
#  slave.pcm "digital-hw"
## Uncomment the following to use "mixed-digital" by default
#  slave.pcm "dmix-digital"
}

# Control device (mixer, etc.) for the card
ctl.!default {
  type hw
  card 0
}

# Alias for (converted) analog output on the card
# - This is identical to the device named "default"--which always exists and
# refers to hw:0,0 (unless overridden)
# - Therefore, we can specify "hw:0,0", "default", or "analog" to access analog
# output on the card
# - Note that as of ALSA 1.0.9, "software" sound card definitions redefine
# "default" to do mixing, meaning this device is different from "default" and
# allows playback while blocking other sound sources (until playback
# completes).
pcm.analog {
  type plug
  slave.pcm "analog-hw"
}

# Control device (mixer, etc.) for the card
ctl.analog {
  type hw
  card 0
}

# Alias for (converted) mixed analog output on the card
# - This will accept audio input--regardless of rate--and convert to the rate
# required for the dmix plugin (in this case 48000Hz)
# - Note that as of ALSA 1.0.9, "software" sound card definitions redefine
# "default" to do mixing, meaning this device is identical to "default" for
# "software" sound cards.
pcm.mixed-analog {
  type plug
  slave.pcm "dmix-analog"
}

# Control device (mixer, etc.) for the card
ctl.mixed-analog {
  type hw
  card 0
}

# Alias for (converted) digital (S/PDIF) output on the card
# - This will accept audio input--regardless of rate--and convert to the rate
# required for the S/PDIF hardware (in this case 48000Hz)
pcm.digital {
  type plug
  slave.pcm "digital-hw"
}

# Control device (mixer, etc.) for the card
ctl.digital {
  type hw
  card 0
}

# Alias for mixed (converted) digital (S/PDIF) output on the card
#  - This will accept audio input--regardless of rate--and convert to the rate
#  required for the S/PDIF hardware (in this case 48000Hz)
pcm.mixed-digital {
  type plug
  slave.pcm "dmix-digital"
}

# Control device (mixer, etc.) for the card
ctl.mixed-digital {
  type hw
  card 0
}

# The following devices are not useful by themselves.  They require specific
# rates, channels, and formats.  Therefore, you probably do not want to use
# them directly.  Instead use of of the devices defined above.

# Alias for analog output on the card
# Do not use this directly--it requires specific rate, channels, and format
pcm.analog-hw {
  type hw
  card 0
  # The default value for device is 0, so no need to specify
#  - Uncomment one of the below or create a new "device N" line as appropriate
#    for your sound card or
#  device 1
#  device 4
}

# Control device (mixer, etc.) for the card
ctl.analog-hw {
  type hw
  card 0
}

# Alias for digital (S/PDIF) output on the card
# Do not use this directly--it requires specific rate, channels, and format
pcm.digital-hw {
  type hw
  card 0
  device 1
#  - Comment out "device 1" above and uncomment one of the below or create a
#    new "device N" line as appropriate for your sound card or
#  device 2
#  device 4
}

# Control device (mixer, etc.) for the card
ctl.digital-hw {
  type hw
  card 0
}

# Direct software mixing plugin for analog output on the card
# Do not use this directly--it requires specific rate, channels, and format
pcm.dmix-analog {
  type dmix
  ipc_key 1234
  slave {
    pcm "analog-hw"
    period_time 0
    period_size 1024
    buffer_size 4096
    rate 48000
  }
}

# Control device (mixer, etc.) for the card
ctl.dmix-analog {
  type hw
  card 0
}

# Direct software mixing plugin for digital (S/PDIF) output on the card
# Do not use this directly--it requires specific rate, channels, and format
pcm.dmix-digital {
  type dmix
  ipc_key 1235
  slave {
    pcm "digital-hw"
    period_time 0
    period_size 1024
    buffer_size 4096
    rate 48000
  }
}

# Control device (mixer, etc.) for the card
ctl.dmix-digital {
  type hw
  card 0
}

Make changes to /etc/pluto/xine.conf that are mentioned on the link above.

sudo /etc/init.d/alsa-utils restart
Then reload the router.

Not sure if these are still necessary as I already did them so it didn't get checked again:
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amixer set IEC958 unmute
amixer set 'IEC958 Playback AC97-SPSA' 0
amixer set 'IEC958 Playback Source' PCM

Please somebody verify these as I'd like to get this finalized on the wiki as well. Any input on the proper formatting on the wiki page would also be appreciated.

Jason
Silverstone LC20M (silver)
Fiire Chief
Asus A8N-E
AMD Athlon 64 3200+
Skystar 2
Hauppauge WinTV-PVR 150 MCE
PNY 7300GT
Sony XL1B3
Sherwood RVD-6090 (needs replaced)
32" RCA SDTV

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Re: ASUS A8N-E on board audio. No audio output on AV wizard
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2008, 08:55:45 am »
Hi Jason

I have a Gigabyte K8NF-9 Mobo which has the same Realtek ALC850 chipset.
I can verify your method works with 2 exeptions:

1. On my system the ASOUND.STATE file is located at: /var/lib/alsa/
2. Ac3/DTS passthru works great on DVD's but for some reason it does'nt work on AVI's (works prefectly under vista ...)

Thnx for the great work and could you possibly look into the AVI thing ?

Thnx
Itsik


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Re: ASUS A8N-E on board audio. No audio output on AV wizard
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2008, 06:48:18 pm »
Thanks for testing this.

I too have an asound.state file located at /var/lib/alsa/, however, I have not modified that file and it also has a modification date of "2008-02-24 20:00" which happens to be the last time I restarted the machine. I believe that the /etc/asound.state is used at boot to configure the /var/lib/alsa file. I could be wrong so please, if I am, somebody correct me.

The avi files I have played seem to send the DD signal correctly. I'll do some more checking though.

Also, what version of LMCE are you using? This was done under 0704.

Jason
Silverstone LC20M (silver)
Fiire Chief
Asus A8N-E
AMD Athlon 64 3200+
Skystar 2
Hauppauge WinTV-PVR 150 MCE
PNY 7300GT
Sony XL1B3
Sherwood RVD-6090 (needs replaced)
32" RCA SDTV

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Re: ASUS A8N-E on board audio. No audio output on AV wizard
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2008, 05:06:05 am »
NP Jason.

I haven't found /etc/asound.state on my machine at all, I only have the one located under /var/lib/alsa/.

I'm using 0710B3

Itsik
« Last Edit: February 26, 2008, 05:10:27 am by Itsik »

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Re: ASUS A8N-E on board audio. No audio output on AV wizard
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2008, 03:14:29 pm »
I had to _create_ /etc/asound.state with the information stated previously. Sorry if I neglected to mention that. Did you modify the /var/lib/alsa/asound.state file? If you didn't have to create the /etc/asound.state file it might be possible that some of this problem has been fixed in the 0710 release. Mine didn't work correctly until I created the /etc/asound.state file under 0704.

Jason
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Fiire Chief
Asus A8N-E
AMD Athlon 64 3200+
Skystar 2
Hauppauge WinTV-PVR 150 MCE
PNY 7300GT
Sony XL1B3
Sherwood RVD-6090 (needs replaced)
32" RCA SDTV

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Re: ASUS A8N-E on board audio. No audio output on AV wizard
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2008, 04:50:18 pm »
Regardng asound.state file: iirc, you can create it by calling "alsactl store", but the location will be different for different distributions (/var/lib/alsa/asound.state in Kubuntu 7.10)