[alsa-devel] ALC892 optical SPDIF not working

Manuel Lauss manuel.lauss at googlemail.com
Fri Jul 30 13:32:40 CEST 2010

Hi Takashi,

On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 12:24 PM, Manuel Lauss
<manuel.lauss at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 11:13 AM, Takashi Iwai <tiwai at suse.de> wrote:
>> At Fri, 30 Jul 2010 10:00:13 +0200,
>> Manuel Lauss wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I have a Gigabyte 890GX-based board with an ALC892 codec.
>>> The optical SPDIF output does not work at all (i.e. no red light on
>>> the cable), and the kernel prints
>>> "ALSA hda_codec.c:407: Too many connections"
>>> messages whenever sound is played (analog works, but I need
>>> digital).
>> Could you try the latest alsa-driver-snapshot?
>>    ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/tiwai/snapshot/alsa-driver-snapshot.tar.gz
>> I fixed a few things regarding digital I/O handling of Realtek codecs
>> now, and fixed the too-many-connections bug there, too.
> I pulled from your tree: AC3/DTS passthrough works now, however "normal" audio
> only works with 48kHz rate.

Is there a way to insert an initial playback delay?  Under linux, the
first 2-2.5 seconds
of anything played are just silence; on windows audible playback
starts immediately.

      Manuel Lauss

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