Re: NVIDIA: no sound to TV via HDMI

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On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 6:19 PM, Ed Greshko <[email protected]> wrote:
> Marcel Rieux wrote:
>>  ASUS EN9400GT/DI/1G (LP) GeForce 9400 GT 1GB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI
>> Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready
> This is the first time you've indicated the actual card number....

My first message:

"I have an NVIDIA 9400GT card."

Whether it's an Asus or an MSI, it's always a 9400GT card. Otherwise,
you wouldn't know what you're talking about.

>> You also have the report from lspci. If can find on the net an Asus
>> graphic card that's better identified, provide the URL, I'll open the
>> case.
> lspci is now totally irrelevant....and even if it were it doesn't tell
> you "ASUS EN9400GT/DI/1G...."

What lspci told you is information entered in the card by Asustek.
EN9400GT, was in my first message, then I told you it was an Asus. The
info you now seem to consider relevant tells you nothing more, except
the card has 1GB RAM, cause some have 512 MB.

>> lspci told you that. Otherwise, I don't have a sound system. As I
>> said, I'm trying to connect it to a TV... which like all TVs has an
>> amplifier and speakers.
> You don't have a sound system?  OK, maybe you misunderstand my question...
> You've got to have a sound card of some sort.

Yeeeees, once again, it's integrated in the mobo.

>> This is very plain in my first post:
>> "The plug had a molding problem and
>> one of the 4 holes was blocked. (The hole was just empty: no wire
>> going to it.) I opened it with a pin, installed it with the arrow
>> facing the closest part of the motherboard, reversed it, and, of
>> course, sound doesn't come out of the TV."
>>>  or where you've
>>> connected the spdif cable.
>> To the motherboard since that's where the sound chip is.
> I just love the way you pick and chose what information to if
> we are supposed to know your sound chip is on the mother board.

I'm referring to the arrow on the plug facing this or that side of the
motherboard, never a word about a discrete sound card, and  you ask if
I have a discrete sound card?

Besides lspci -v says:

Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
	Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device a022

What would Giga-byte have to do in a discrete audio card?

>>> You've said that one of the cables holes was
>>> blocked....but many times that is quite normal.  That could be the "key
>>> hole" that would prevent one from installing cable in the wrong
>>> orientation.
>> Not a keyhole. The s/pdif out plug has 4 pins.
> Just because the spdif out plug has 4 pins does not mean all pins are
> used!  As a matter of fact, if the plugged hole is a "key hole" there
> *will* be 4 pins on the out plug!  That is the whole (pun intended) purpose.

The mobo has 4 male pins -- excuse the pleonasm -- for s/pdif out in a
little casing. The plug has 4 female holes, one of which is
obstructed. How do you get the plug in if you don't open the plugged
hole: a pin will be facing the plugged hole.

Ed, I believe you're getting tired. Sometimes, when you try to hard,
you get obnubilated. I suggest you take a day off.
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