[clug] [Q] Slightly OT - Via Mini-ITX Problem....

Donovan J. Edye donovan at edye.wattle.id.au
Thu Jul 3 08:16:11 EST 2003


I know this is not a linux question per se, but there are people on this
list that are playing with these Mini-ITX boards and as I am getting no help
from the Windoze fraternity perhaps someone can help here. I hope so. *grin*

Env as follows: 

- M10000 Ezra Core 
- Latest 4in1 Drivers (4.47) 
- Latest Audio Drivers (3.50c) 
- Windows XP SP1 
- RCA used for TV Out 
- Smart 5.1 Enabled (Strangely check box is on REAR speaker and not FRONT) 
- PowerDVD 5.0 
- Logitech Z-680 Speakers with Direct Input 6 Channel Audio 
- Prolink card is not even in the box at this point
- Jumper across pins 5&6 as well as 9&10 on F_Audio connector on the board
as I am not using front case audio outputs. 

The problem is that I do not get any voice audio when I play a DVD. I have
tested this with "Shrek" as well as "True Lies". Essentially whenever the
Donkey or Arnie speak I hear nothing. 

Having a look at the info supplied by PowerDVD I see that the audio stream
is Dolby Digital 2.0 (and then it all sounds OK), but as soon as the movie
proper starts it goes to Dolby Digital 5.1 and then the voice audio is gone.
Below also find a dump of the drivers on the box: 

Sensaura Information (c) 2001 Sensaura 

Device VIA AC'97 Audio (WAVE) 

Windows Windows XP build 2600 
Sensaura(r) 1.10 (3504) 
DirectX(tm) 0801 
DSOUND.DLL 5.3.0000000.900 built by: DIRECTX Microsoft Corporation 
DSOUND3D.DLL 5.3.0000000.900 built by: DIRECTX Microsoft Corporation 
EAX 1.0 Yes 
EAX 2.0 Yes 
I3DL2 Yes 
Voice Manager Yes 
Sensaura Voice Manager Yes 
ZoomFX(tm) Yes 
Virtual Ear(tm) Yes 
Global Environment Yes 
Codecs 3 
CRLDS3D.DLL Sensaura Ltd 
AUDIO3D.DLL Not installed 
A3D.DLL Sensaura Ltd 
VIAUDIOS.SYS built by: VIA VIA Technologies, Inc. 
KMIXER.SYS 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Microsoft Corporation 
WDMAUD.SYS 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Microsoft Corporation 
PORTCLS.SYS 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Microsoft Corporation 
SYSAUDIO.SYS 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Microsoft Corporation

Now DVD playback was fine in the 2699 case. I have been extremely careful
and followed all good HW handling practices so I do not believe I have
damaged the board. The only thing that could be messing this around are:

- Jumpers on F_Audio connector
- Some kind of driver issue 

If you can shed some light then please switch on the light. ;-)


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