Front panel sound

Asus / P4p800-e
April 10, 2009 at 05:42:15
Specs: DreamLinux, 3.2ghz/2gig
Hi I figured out why I wasn't getting any sound from the front panel of this machine. It wasn't hooked up to the motherboard. Anyway I have no experience with this sort of thing so here is a diagram of the mb, specifically where the connectors go into the mb http://www.fixya.com/support/p36312... according to the manual. And this is a pic of the connectors http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/...

I have tried a few different ways as where some go I do not know and with the line in L/R ones I am not sure about. Can anyone with more experience of these things lead me in the right direction. Have a got the right cables? I can't see anything else spare that could solve this.

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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#1
April 10, 2009 at 06:02:46
Do you have a copy of the motherboard manual? From page 2-34:

"The Front panel audio Line-Out connector and the Rear panel Line-Out jack can not work simultaneously"

Could that be the problem?


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#2
April 10, 2009 at 06:09:52
http://www.fixya.com/support/p36312...

Yes read what your saying. I think they mean if you are plugged in at the front don't expect the back to work and visaversa?

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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#3
April 10, 2009 at 14:02:23
Sorry, I wasn't able to access your links earlier.

The MIC connections should be self-explanitory & the NC & +5V are not used.

Obviously one of the R-OUT's connects to LINE_OUT_R & the other to the BLINE_OUT_R. If it doesn't work one way, it *should* work the other way. Same goes for the L-OUT's.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/arti...


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#4
April 10, 2009 at 14:10:28
I think what jam was pointing out is this. If you connect the front jacks that automatically disables the rear jacks. Doesn't matter is something is connected to the front or not.

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#5
April 10, 2009 at 20:20:48
OK will give it a go ...

Oh just if they are hooked up to the motherboard they will disable the back audio. Damn what a pain. I thought it was just if I was using the front ports then the back ones would be disabled.

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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#6
April 11, 2009 at 08:20:01
Ok well I put them in in this order as there is some difference in the connectors/plugs I have. 1. Mic in 2.Mic pwr 3.gnd 5. R out 6. R out 9. L out 10. L out . That is the names of the connectors I have which differ a little from the ones on that site.
The results are that I am getting sound but cannot record with the mic.
All the cables are used so there are no 2 x gnd as that site mentions and well you'll see the other obvious differences. For number 5 & 9 I used the shorter cables/wires/out and the next ones the longer.

So what do you think would activate the mic?

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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#7
April 11, 2009 at 08:56:11
The mic may be muted in the settings.

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#8
April 11, 2009 at 09:14:38
No it is set to record. I use Linux so it has to be unmuted and there is check box for record as well... well in this distro it does that.
Because the other thing says there are two grounds is it right to have the mic pwr in one those places. I only have one ground connector.

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#9
April 11, 2009 at 20:47:03
OK well there is something else I noticed. When I run alsa config I get two choices of sound devices to select from. One is 'Intel 8x0-82801EB/ER (ICHE/ICH5R) AC/97 Audio Con.....' and the other is 'MPU401- snd-mpu401' . I choose the first one and the sound at the back works and when I ran it after puting the plugs into the motherboard for the front panel I ran it again. Then rebooted. As the system was going into the desktop I heard the system sound and then played a cd. Got the music playing through the front panel.
Just still can't figure out the mic.

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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