[alsa-devel] [Alsa-devel] [i8x0] docking station audio-out ceased to work

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Mon Mar 26 11:55:08 CEST 2007

At Wed, 21 Mar 2007 23:57:32 +0100,
Andreas Happe wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-03-19 at 18:53 +0100, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> > Interesting.  Usually AC97-SPSA specifies the AC97 slot for SPDIF
> > output.  The full (= 3) means the slot 10/11, 0 means slot 3/4.
> > IIUC, AC97-SPSA must be 3 for docking station output working?
> If i remember correctly - but I was on holiday before the hardware
> stopped to work (it was either set to 0 or 3, but I think that it was
> 3).
> > If yes, try to set spdif_aclink=1 with the latest driver (HG
> > version)...
> do you mean alsa-driver or alsa-kernel? I'm somehow reluctant to replace
> my distribution's userspace utilities with self-compiled stuff (while i
> would happily build a custom kernel).

You need both trees to compile the driver.

> BTW: a short link to a tutorial howto build hg kernels (or against what
> kernel release). I checked it out, copied over the sound/ directory and
> rebuild my 2.6.21-rc4 kernel.

Copying to Linus kernel may work in most cases but sometimes not since
alsa-kernel repo is updated for mm tree.

The building HG driver is easy.  Clone (both) repos, and run hgcompile
script instead of configure.  See alsa-driver/INSTALL.


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