Re: Sound on M/board
Kevin Mark wrote:
On Fri, Jan 26, 2007 at 02:17:27PM +0000, john gennard wrote:
Kevin Mark wrote:
On Fri, Jan 26, 2007 at 09:29:14AM +0000, john gennard wrote:
Normally, I use a Sound Card, but with a new Asrock
775Dual-VSTA board, there's a front panel socket which
I'd like to try, but I don't understand the connectors.
You should do your own research. Here is the pdf for your board, it has
(hint: the green plug is for 2 channel audio)
I already have the Manual (I referred to it) - the point is
I don't understand how what it says relates to the case's
Here is my assumption:
you have the mulit-audio plug assemply(mic,audio in, audio out, rear, etc).
you have the mother board
you have a wire that connects the audio plug assembly to the mother board
you have the OS installed
you have alsa configured to recognizes the audio card
the only thing left to do is get a stereo audio chord and plug it from
the green (2 channel audio) plug on the audio plug assembly and into an
Please state what is different.
Sorry, Kev, but I don't understand. I know I'm nearly 77 and
have none of the audio expertise which all of younger generations
have. Can I explain what I have.
The Motherboard has onboard audio (the manual says 'Realtek
ALC888 7.1 channel audio CODEC with High Definition audio').
[I've never used onboard sound before - I have always put in
a Sound card, but now want to see what the onboard sound offers].
Output/Input to the onboard stuff seems to be automatic to
the six sockets at the rear (after the installation of drivers).
I am getting sound to speakers from the rear, although, as I
told Hugo, I don't yet know what all the sockets do.
Now, the case has a further option which it seems the Motherboard
supports. At the front there are two additional USB sockets and
two sockets for sound. The case provides three cables, two for USB
to connect to pins on the Motherboard (I've no problem with these),
and one to enable the sound sockets. The Motherboard Manual seems
to expect me to have a 9 pin plug - I don't, I have 7 connectors
and am confused by differing phraseology so am not sure which goes
where. I know about having to change Bios settings.
I can see some advantage to using the easily accessible front panel
both for USB devices and Sound so I'd just like to have it available.
Hugo pointed me to a site which gives good info about the
Motherboard and heavily criticises the quality of the Manual,
so after all I may not be completely stupid or senile!
Thanks for you responses.