Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 417611
kernel 188.8.131.52-34.fc7 stops SPDIF output on Audigy 2 Value
Last modified: 2007-12-11 02:04:40 EST
Description of problem:
Using the 184.108.40.206-34.fc7 kernel stops any digital output (SPDIF) from my
Audigy2 Value card. Must revert back to 220.127.116.11-23 kernel for the digital
output to work.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Enabling Analog output works fine (e.g: the multiple connectors to the analogue
input of the amplifier). If you enable Analogue/Digital output in either Gnome
Volume Control or KMix, then the Analogue (multiple connectors) output is
disabled (no sound), but there is no output from the Digital Output either. I
am using Optical output to amplifier.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a sound mixer for Alsa (I am not using PulseAudio components)
2. Select/Enable the Analogue/Digital Output switch
3. The kernel 18.104.22.168-23.fc7 works as expected, the kernel 22.214.171.124-34.fc7 has
no sound from the SPDIF connector.
No sound output from SPDIF, but there is sound output through the analogue
(multiple) connectors if you disable Analogue/Digital Output. If you enable
SPDIF (Analogue/Digital Output) then the analogue (multiple) connectors go
silent as well as no sound from the SPDIF connection.
SPDIF should work as in kernel 126.96.36.199-23.fc7.
I am not using PulseAudio. Using Gnome. This works in kernel 188.8.131.52-23.fc7,
but fails in kernel 184.108.40.206-34.fc7. Feeding audio into a Sony Home
Oops... Where I mention 220.127.116.11-23.fc7, I actually mean 18.104.22.168-21.fc7
You should be able to work around this by going to a console and running this
command as root:
alsactl -F restore
Created attachment 283551 [details]
My /etc/alsa/asound.state file
(In reply to comment #2)
> You should be able to work around this by going to a console and running this
> command as root:
> alsactl -F restore
I tried this, but I get an error:
[root@localhost ~]# alsactl -F restore
alsactl: set_control:970: failed to obtain info for control #213 (No such file
alsactl: set_control:970: failed to obtain info for control #217 (No such file
If I do the same with the 22.214.171.124-21.fc7 kernel, then I don't get the above
error messages but it does not fix the problem for when I switch to the
126.96.36.199-34.fc7 kernel either :(
I've added my asound.state file (see previous post) so you can see it, but I
noticed that the two numbers referred to in the error messages (213 & 217) point
to IEC controls with strange "values" (compared to the rest of the controls).
Would I be wrong in thinking that this is where the problem lies and that the
188.8.131.52-34.fc7 kernel somehow exacerbates the issue?
I think I've fixed my problem. I deleted "control.213" in my
"/etc/alsa/asound.state" file and renumbered the remaining controls accordingly.
This has allowed the sound to pass out to the SPDIF connection.
So yes, kernel 184.108.40.206-34.fc7 does aggravate the problem but it is not this
kernel version's fault. You could say that it is a problem not highlighted by
previous kernels and that the newer kernel actually makes it known :)
My apologies for any time wasted on this issue ;)