[mythtv-users] [OT] NForce2 Mono sound only

Joseph A. Caputo jcaputo1 at comcast.net
Thu Jul 7 10:25:30 EDT 2005

On Wednesday 06 July 2005 23:05, Trevor Hill wrote:
> This is somewhat off-topic, but it's preventing me from moving forward
> with my Myth re-install and the 7NIF2 is such a popular motherboard
> for Myth users that I figured I would ask here.
> I always have the worst luck with sound in Linux.  Every distro, every
> sound card, always a problem.  Except the first time I installed myth
> (about two years ago), when things magically went flawlessly.  Not
> this time.  After much humming and hawing and starting over again, I
> finally got my 7NIF2 (intel8x0, nForce 2) on-board sound card to play
> sound under all users in all circumstances.  Problem is, it's always
> in mono.  I know the card can do stereo, but no matter what I do, it
> always plays in mono.  I don't even have a left and right slider in
> alsamixer, just "Master Mono" and "Master".
> I think my biggest problem is that I'm not even sure where I need to
> play with things to enable this (or set it as the default) --
> .asoundrc, modprobe.conf, somewhere else...
> My previously working system was FC1, and the current one is FC3.  I'm
> sure someone around here has come across this in the past, thanks!

Heh.  I've got the same board (running FC1) and I can't even get my 
mixer to work at all -- it looks like it's working, but there's never 
any change in the actual volume levels.

Good luck.


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