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[Bug 240102] Can't control SPDIF output with KMix, must use aumix
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  • Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2007 07:22:32 -0700 (MST)
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------- Comment #3 from tiwai@xxxxxxxxxx 2007-02-02 07:22 MST -------
The SB450 has two different mechanisms to transfer ac97 signals, one is over
a97 and another is over a dedicated SPDIF transmitter directly from the
controller. This cannot be detected automatically, unfortunately, from the
driver. So, first, you have to figure out which type is your hardware. Then
pass a proper spdif_aclink module option value. If your hardware doesn't
provide the information, the trial-and-error is the only possibility (or ask
google as you like).

When the SPDIF is over ac-link, the SPDIF and analog outputs are exclusive.
OTOH, you can play the normal output both to analog and SPDIF. Meanwhile, the
SPDIF and analog outputs are individual with the direct SPDIF connection, but
the signal cannot be cloned on the hardware.

Now, back to your problem: please describe what exactly you wanted and what
didn't work as expected in details. I can't figure out wheter it's a kmix
problem or anything else from your description in the above.

Note that the main control element for SPDIF is "IEC958 Playback Switch".
"IEC958 AC97 SPSA" controls the ac97 slot for SPDIF (which is an important
control, too). These can be more easily controlled via alsamixer as kmix is
known to be often buggy.

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