OK if I understand correctly, there is 2 different roads I can take to solve this problem...
1. Patch alsa using http://git.alsa-project.org/?p=alsa-...dd4916121a4f6a
2. use the probe_mask approach
Having absolutely no experience with these patches, I decided to give the probe_mask solution a try. I followed the instructions of http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=HOW-TO_s...20%2C_or_GT240
but it seems not to work.
In a nutshell, heres what I did:
-Created /etc/modprobe.d/sound.conf because it was non existent
options snd-hda-intel enable_msi=0 probe_mask=0x108
to the file above (0x108 is from your instructions because eld#3.0 has my TV info.)
Everything complains of no audio device, no sound, alsa problems, etc
Potential ALSA version problem:
VLC failed to initialize your sound output device (if any).
Please update alsa-lib to version 1.0.23-2-g8d80d5f or higher to try to fix this issue.
[AO_ALSA] Playback open error: No such file or directory
Failed to initialize audio driver 'alsa'
Could not open/initialize audio device -> no sound.
Audio: no sound
Plus I have no sound in flash, amarok, anywhere in the system...Even KDE sounds are not working. Overall its a mess...........