Originally Posted by paoleary
Then it seems like we need to get the probe_mask option figured out. AFAIK, the 210 is the only card which works without it, and it does mean that addressing ALSA:hdmi doesn't work. But you said that 0xfff2 doesn't work for you? Very odd, as that should force snd_hda_intel to not probe the other codec slots on the chip (the "phantom" devices that muddy things up).
I am pretty sure (but willing to re-check) that I got the same 4 HDMI devices, each time.
If there is a way to change this, and not reboot (??) I can check remotely (from work) and report back quickly.. else I can check tonite.
EDIT: might be making some progress with editing sound.conf and using "/etc/init.d/alsasound restart".. but will hve to wait until home tonite to verify. Will report back.