[mythtv-users] Re: [OT] To: VIA EPIA M10000 users Re: Sound experiences and left channel audio?

John Hanauer johnhanauer at gmail.com
Sun Jul 24 02:49:02 EDT 2005

Answering my own post (don't you live it when that happens?)

Okay, thank god.  Fugging vendor wired the front audio connectors
wrong which in turn meant both rear and front audio only played left
channel.  I rewired and fixed the problem.  I knew Linux couldn't
possibly be wrong!


On 7/23/05, John Hanauer <johnhanauer at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> My question is this.  For anyone with an M10k, I just got mine a few
> days ago.  I was curious if it's normal for the M10k's to have audio
> only come out of the left analog channel without tweaking?  I've been
> searching mailing lists and I guess I just can't find the right search
> words to find this problem.
> If you'd like to read further, you can.  But I want to make sure I
> didn't receive a bad mobo. So this is what i tried:
> I installed FC4 (tweaking around Jarod's guide), and during the
> install speaker test, only left channel worked during speaker test.
> Updated to the latest FC4 kernel, then I updated ALSA (apt-get) and
> everything, tried multiple alsamixer configs, and aRts and what not,
> but no luck.  Still only left channel would output sound.
> So I installed FC3.  Same exact thing, identical procedure, updating
> to latest kernels and alsa, still only left channel sound only.
> So I boot up knoppix 3.9.  Same thing on boot.
> I installed SuSE 9.3 and no sound whatsoever.
> I tried to install Windows just so I could try VIA's drivers, but the
> boot CD wouldn't even get past the black screen saying "searching for
> hardware configuration."  It was at this point I got really curious
> about if my mobo is bad.
> -John.

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