View Full Version : [ubuntu] spdif output with advanced mini dock from lenovo t400

September 18th, 2009, 07:24 PM
Hey guys.

Long i've been waited, but now it's on my desk; lenovo t400 with advanced mini dock. The notebook shall substitute my desktop PC completely except for gaming.

So i need the SPDIF cinch output for my receiver to watch dvd, tv and hear good music. Unfortunately there is no sound coming out of the boxes :'(

There are no checkboxes to activate the spdif via Ubuntu 9.04.

Some Specs:

jan@t400:~$ aplay -l
**** Liste von PLAYBACK Geräten ****
Karte 0: Intel [HDA Intel], Gerät 0: CONEXANT Analog [CONEXANT Analog]
Untergeordnete Geräte: 1/1
Untergeordnetes Gerät '0: subdevice #0
Karte 0: Intel [HDA Intel], Gerät 1: Conexant Digital [Conexant Digital]
Untergeordnete Geräte: 1/1
Untergeordnetes Gerät '0: subdevice #0
jan@t400:~$ aplay -L
HDA Intel, CONEXANT Analog
Front speakers
HDA Intel, CONEXANT Analog
4.0 Surround output to Front and Rear speakers
HDA Intel, CONEXANT Analog
4.1 Surround output to Front, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
HDA Intel, CONEXANT Analog
5.0 Surround output to Front, Center and Rear speakers
HDA Intel, CONEXANT Analog
5.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
HDA Intel, CONEXANT Analog
7.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Side, Rear and Woofer speakers
HDA Intel, Conexant Digital
IEC958 (S/PDIF) Digital Audio Output

jan@t400:~$ cat /proc/asound/cards
0 [Intel ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel
HDA Intel at 0xfc020000 irq 17

jan@t400:~$ sudo hwinfo --sound
27: PCI 1b.0: 0403 Audio device
[Created at pci.314]
UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_8086_293e
Unique ID: u1Nb.kXwNWe4doZB
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0
SysFS BusID: 0000:00:1b.0
Hardware Class: sound
Model: "Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller"
Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
Device: pci 0x293e "82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller"
SubVendor: pci 0x17aa "Lenovo"
SubDevice: pci 0x20f2
Revision: 0x03
Driver: "HDA Intel"
Driver Modules: "snd_hda_intel"
Memory Range: 0xfc020000-0xfc023fff (rw,non-prefetchable)
IRQ: 17 (8389 events)
Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d0000293Esv000017AAsd000020F2bc04sc03 i00"
Driver Info #0:
Driver Status: snd_hda_intel is active
Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe snd_hda_intel"
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown

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In a german forum someone said something about OSSv4, could that be a solution?

Does anyone have an idea? This digital sound output is essential, otherwise i will bring the hardware back to my reseller :(

Thanks for all answers!

September 19th, 2009, 08:12 AM
No ideas ? :)

September 21st, 2009, 01:24 PM
In gentoo there shall be a way, at least with t61:confused:

any other ideas?