[linux-audio-user] Re: Via 8233

Gustavo Zamorano S. gzsuniq at cableonda.net
Tue Nov 25 19:47:27 EST 2003

I also have a Via 8233 audio controller and have no audio output from 
the conector on the back part of the PC.  I only have output from the 
front conector.  I was assuming that MY hardware had some problem.
Is it normal?...


My hardware is as follows:

00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M266 Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8633 [Apollo Pro266 AGP]
00:08.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905B 100BaseTX [Cyclone] 
(rev 34)
00:09.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt848 Video 
Capture (rev 12)
00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 80)
00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 80)
00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 80)
00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 82)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 ISA Bridge
00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586/B/686A/B PIPC Bus 
Master IDE (rev 06)
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233 AC97 
Audio Controller (rev 50)
00:11.6 Communication controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. Intel 537 [AC97 
Modem] (rev 80)
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] 
(rev 74)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. [ProSavageDDR K4M266]

Q wrote:
> Hmm, well I am at work atm so  can't check. But I do know all my
> configuration files are pretty much untouched. I haven't changed anything.
> I don't know about rear speakers. I currently have no sound as I only have a
> digital audio cable going to an external dolby decoder - and I'm trying to
> get SPDIF to work.. I do know that if SPDIF does work the rear speakers
> aren't used unless you are watching a Dolby Digital movie - that is what the
> 5:1 thing is all about. There are currenty only a very few music CDs
> recorded in Dolby digital - and even fewer in DTS.
> I hope this helps.
> Q
> Looks like I am in the same boat as you...
> What does the first line of /proc/asound/card0/ac97#0 say?
> Also did you by any chance get the rear speakers working? I need a
> detailed explenation, because it simply doesn't work for me.
> On tir, 2003-11-25 at 14:57, Q wrote:
>>I guess this is a long shot, but do any of you guys know >how to get
> digital
>>out/SPDIF sound working on a Via 8233 sound chip?
>>I have searched high and low for an answer to this and >have had no luck
> at

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