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'
name 'IEC958 Playback AC97-SPSA'
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.