[mythtv-users] Asus M3N78-VM SPDIF
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Mon Jan 12 06:54:30 UTC 2009
Mitch Gore wrote:
> I am building a new Frontend Backend on this motherboard. I installed
> MythBuntu and its working ok. I am trying to get digital sound out of
> the SPDIF output. When i open alsamixer i dont get a IEC port to
> Anyone using this board with digital output?
I had no luck with SPDIF (or hdmi audio) on that board. At a minimum,
you will need to compile and install ALSA 1.18. That will at least get
digital sound to show up in alsamixer. I never did get it to light up
the optical output. I also tried to use a Turtle Beach USB adapter with
that board. It would work a few times and then the USB port would lock
up. A reboot was require as I could not unload the usb modules. All in
all, the board was just not well supported with Linux yet (this was
about two months ago with both 2.6.27 and a 2.6.28 beta kernel on both
Ubuntu and Gentoo).
I switched out the motherboard for Gigabyte GA-MA78GMP-DS2H and a cheap
Nvidia 8500 fanless video card. Digital sound worked out of the box
without any troubles.
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