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Bug 204224 - No sound output on Asus A7N8X Deluxe via digital output
No sound output on Asus A7N8X Deluxe via digital output
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: sndconfig (Show other bugs)
All Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Martin Stransky
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Reported: 2006-08-27 04:18 EDT by mail@romal.de
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-05-22 10:32:13 EDT
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Log from soundconfig (46.27 KB, text/plain)
2006-08-31 13:32 EDT, mail@romal.de
no flags Details
Log from soundconfig (602 bytes, text/plain)
2006-08-31 13:33 EDT, mail@romal.de
no flags Details
alsa config file (9.01 KB, text/plain)
2006-12-16 07:04 EST, mail@romal.de
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Description mail@romal.de 2006-08-27 04:18:59 EDT
Description of problem:

NForce 2 Chipset
External soundsystem connected via digital output (copper spdif)
No Sound is generated

Cabling the amplifer via analog produces sound, so the driver is correct, but
the digital output is not activated.

Perhaps an extension to snd-config to try the other output options if the user
clicks "No" after the "Did you hear the sound" dialog would be a viable solution.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Rawhide 2006-08-26

How reproducible:

Every Time.

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Comment 1 Martin Stransky 2006-08-31 08:33:48 EDT
Could you attach /root/scsrun.log and /root/scsconfig.log?
Comment 2 mail@romal.de 2006-08-31 13:32:52 EDT
Created attachment 135310 [details]
Log from soundconfig
Comment 3 mail@romal.de 2006-08-31 13:33:16 EDT
Created attachment 135311 [details]
Log from soundconfig
Comment 4 mail@romal.de 2006-08-31 13:54:54 EDT
Hi Martin,

I did some digging around.

If I select "NVidia nForce2 - IEC958" system-config-soundcard will play the

But all other apps like Totem or Rythmbox still keep silent, so I would guess,
the generated config-file isn't correct. Also when starting
system-config-soundcard a second, it does not seem to remember the selected
pcm-device from the first run.

cu romal
Comment 5 Martin Stransky 2006-10-03 08:45:01 EDT
Could you please check "$aplay -D hw:0,2 /usr/share/sounds/phone.wav"?
You may use "hw:0,2" device instead of the default...
Comment 6 mail@romal.de 2006-10-27 13:10:20 EDT

yes, that rings a bell :-)

Sorry, for the delay, I was on vacations (without internet access, grrr).

cu romal

[romal@delos yum.repos.d]$ aplay -D hw:0,2 /usr/share/sounds/phone.wav
Playing WAVE '/usr/share/sounds/phone.wav' : Signed 16 bit Little Endian, Rate
44100 Hz, Stereo
Warning: rate is not accurate (requested = 44100Hz, got = 48000Hz)
         please, try the plug plugin 
[romal@delos yum.repos.d]$ 
Comment 7 Tiger MacClaren 2006-11-05 01:02:31 EST
i have an NVidia Nforce2 AC97 which is detected properly but in order to get the
sound test to work I have to change the drop-down box to iec958.   but even when
I make the default IEC958 in the settings tab, absolutely no program will play
through the digital speakers.   I tried your aplay -D hw:0,2
/usr/share/sounds/phone.wav  and it did play through the digital speakers.  
What does that mean?  How can we make it default to hw:0,2 for all programs??
Comment 8 Martin Stransky 2006-12-14 08:56:45 EST
Can you please attach your:


(if you have them)

It looks like a problem here...

Do you hear a sound via IEC958 if you run this one?

$aplay /usr/share/sounds/phone.wav

Comment 9 mail@romal.de 2006-12-16 07:03:16 EST
Both files do no exist:

[romal@delos ~]$ su -
[root@delos ~]# find / -name .asoundrc -print
[root@delos ~]# ls /etc/asound*
[root@delos ~]# find / -name asound* -print
[root@delos ~]# 

/etc/asound.state is attached.

aplay /usr/share/sounds/phone.wav does not produce any sound.
Comment 10 mail@romal.de 2006-12-16 07:04:22 EST
Created attachment 143850 [details]
alsa config file
Comment 11 Martin Stransky 2007-05-22 10:32:13 EDT

it's a bug in system-config-soundcard, fixed in FC-7. If you use FC-6, write to
your /etc/asound.conf these lines:

defaults.pcm.card 0 
defaults.pcm.device 2
defaults.ctl.card 0

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