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Old 12-29-2005, 11:32 PM   #1
Registered: Jan 2003
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Distribution: Slackware, Debian, Red Hat
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Optical spdif, no sound from soundcard

I am using Slackware 10.2, kernel 2.4.31, and I cannot get any sound. My setup is as follows: Dynex DX-SC5.1 soundcard ( connected to my Pioneer A/V receiver through the optical spdif TOslink cable.

In windows, the driver used is "Envy 24 Family Audio (WDM) and the only sliders I need for sound are Master, Wave and PCM SPDIF. To watch movies, my receiver decodes the 44100 signal.

More system info:

bash-3.00# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P PCI to AGP Controller (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev c2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200] (rev a1)
02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82562EZ 10/100 Ethernet Controller (rev 02)
02:0a.0 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies Inc. VT1720/24 [Envy24PT/HT] PCI Multi-Channel Audio Controller (rev 01)
bash-3.00# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by    Tainted: P
snd-pcm-oss            36736   0  (unused)
snd-mixer-oss          12376   2  [snd-pcm-oss]
keybdev                 1892   0  (unused)
mousedev                4020   1
hid                    20868   0  (unused)
usbmouse                1880   0  (unused)
input                   3200   0  [keybdev mousedev hid usbmouse]
uhci                   24284   0  (unused)
ehci-hcd               17516   0  (unused)
usbcore                59148   1  [hid usbmouse uhci ehci-hcd]
nvidia               3785196   0  (unused)
eepro100               18836   1
mii                     2272   0  [eepro100]
snd-ice1724            46404   2
snd-ac97-codec         58556   0  [snd-ice1724]
snd-ice17xx-ak4xxx      1392   0  [snd-ice1724]
snd-ak4114              4392   0  [snd-ice1724]
snd-pcm                54344   0  [snd-pcm-oss snd-ice1724 snd-ac97-codec snd-ak4114]
snd-timer              13764   0  [snd-pcm]
snd-mpu401-uart         3136   0  [snd-ice1724]
snd-rawmidi            12480   0  [snd-mpu401-uart]
snd-seq-device          3812   0  [snd-rawmidi]
snd-ak4xxx-adda         3452   0  [snd-ice1724 snd-ice17xx-ak4xxx]
snd                    32772   0  [snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-ice1724 snd-ac97-codec snd-ak4114 snd-pcm snd-timer snd-mpu401-uart snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device snd-ak4xxx-adda]
snd-page-alloc          4712   0  [snd-mixer-oss snd-pcm snd-timer snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device snd]
soundcore               3396   6  [snd]
ntfs                   51232   2  (autoclean)
ide-scsi                9392   0
agpgart                45508   0  (unused)
I have disabled my onboard soundcard and tried alsaconf again, but it still doesn't work. From lots of reading and research (but no luck), I have narrowed down my problem to the following:

1. slider configuration
2. need to upgrade to kernel 2.6 (which I didn't have success with)
3. .asoundrc - need to create it and have no idea what to put in it

Let me know if you need more information. Thank you in advance.

Last edited by squeaks_27; 12-29-2005 at 11:51 PM.


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