Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 204224
No sound output on Asus A7N8X Deluxe via digital output
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:41 EST
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):
Steps to Reproduce:
Could you attach /root/scsrun.log and /root/scsconfig.log?
Created attachment 135310 [details]
Log from soundconfig
Created attachment 135311 [details]
Log from soundconfig
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.
Could you please check "$aplay -D hw:0,2 /usr/share/sounds/phone.wav"?
You may use "hw:0,2" device instead of the default...
yes, that rings a bell :-)
Sorry, for the delay, I was on vacations (without internet access, grrr).
[romal@delos yum.repos.d]$ 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
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??
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?
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
/etc/asound.state is attached.
aplay /usr/share/sounds/phone.wav does not produce any sound.
Created attachment 143850 [details]
alsa config file
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: