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Old 07-01-05, 12:02 AM   #5
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Default Re: Asus A8N-SLI NForce4 sound problem

Got SPDIF-out to work with ALSA 1.0.9 (not NForce binary driver). The driver is snd-intel8x0, as alsa web page says. odules.conf or modprobe.conf from alsa web page, nothing fancy there, no module options. /etc/asound.conf or .asoundrc don't matter at all (for spdif out, that is), mine are empty.

Here is what matters: there are two settings in /etc/asound.state which must BOTH be correct for spdif out to work. Settings are:

name 'IEC958 Playback Switch'
value true
name 'IEC958 Playback AC97-SPSA'
value 0

I found only one mixer which has controls for them, gamix. The second one is controlled by a slider, values change from 0 to 3. Only 0 works.
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