Weird problems with enm232-8via soundcard
So I just bought an ECS IC780M-A2 motherboard and wanted to upgrade the sound with an add-on card, which I did with an Encore Electronics ENM232-8VIA. From what I have found, this card requires the snd-ice1724 module. So far, so good.
But, when I power up the system, the System->Preferences->Sound Preferences window _only_ lists the sound chip built into the mainboard and the sound chip built into the video card for digital out (which I don't use).
If I go to System->Hardware Information, under the PCI devices, the new sound card is listed as:
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT1720/24 [Envy 24PT/HT] PCI Multi-Channel Audio Controller
So, if I try to configure the sound via the Sound Preferences window, the card doesn't show up, but the kernel is aware of it.
I found some other How-To's, and followed the suggestion of using alsamixer. With:
~$ alsamixer -c 1
wrong -c argument '1'
~$ alsamixer -c 0
The 0 argument gives me the configuration options for the digital out from the video card. Note that this is when the built-in sound chip is disabled. If I run the commands when the built-in chip is enabled, alsamixer -c 0 gives me access to the built-in chip, alsamixer -c 1 gives me access to the video card digital audio, and alsamixer -c 2 gives me "wrong -c argument '2'". So, either with the on-board sound enabled or disabled, alsamixer never 'sees' the new sound card.
Next, I tried this:
~$ lspci -v | grep snd
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
Kernel modules: snd-ice1724
The snd-hda-intel applies to the video card digital out, and the snd-ice1724 applies to the new sound card. But, no sound.
How should I proceed?
Re: Weird problems with enm232-8via soundcard
try with this;
open the terminal and type ''alsamixer''
when the gui opens, move to the right, look for ''AUTO-MUT''.
Change it to "Disable"
and let us know if that works for you.