[alsa-devel] HDMI v. ICH8 on Dell XPS M1330

Tellman, Steven Steven.Tellman at idt.com
Mon Mar 3 15:50:41 CET 2008

Found it:


There's also an Ubuntu bug open for this as well on Launchpad. I'll see what else I can find out, but at the moment it looks like we're stuck. Sucks too, as Linux tends to make excellent HTPCs...

Here's the Launchpad link, it's actually for a Realtek device but with nvidia video on the motherboard.


- Steven

-----Original Message-----
From: Tobin Davis [mailto:tdavis at dsl-only.net]
Sent: Sun 3/2/2008 4:59 PM
To: Tellman, Steven
Cc: Lee Revell; Armando Di Cianno; alsa-devel at alsa-project.org
Subject: Re: [alsa-devel] HDMI v. ICH8 on Dell XPS M1330
It is possible that HDMI audio is pulled from an unknown i2c bus on the
video chip.  3dfx did that a long time ago with their 3500 card for
their tv tuner portion.

I think at this point, unless Steven knows more, this may be unsupported
until nVidia adds support in their driver or opens up part of the spec.


On Sun, 2008-03-02 at 14:20 -0800, Tellman, Steven wrote:

> This system is NVidia (or Intel).
> ________________________________
> From: rlrevell at gmail.com on behalf of Lee Revell
> Sent: Sat 3/1/2008 9:03 PM
> To: Armando Di Cianno
> Cc: Tellman, Steven; alsa-devel at alsa-project.org
> Subject: Re: [alsa-devel] HDMI v. ICH8 on Dell XPS M1330
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 8:29 PM, Armando Di Cianno <armando at goodship.net> wrote:
> >
> >  On Thu, 2008-02-28 at 12:55 -0800, Tellman, Steven wrote:
> >  > Notice we use the "Other Digital" as the jack. Is that possibly
> >  > causing
> >  > a problem? IEC958 shows up, but doesn't provide output to HDMI devices
> >  > (that I've tested).
> >
> >  At a user level, this is definitely what I've experienced.
> >
> >  Are there any suggestions for testing if my current ALSA
> >  install /should/ work, or how to find out if something is misconfigured,
> >  or will simply not work?
> Do you have the binary ATI driver installed?  Several users have
> reported that it's required for HDMI audio to work.
> Lee
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