[solved] Only Digital output (S/PDIF) selectable?

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Mikael63
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[solved] Only Digital output (S/PDIF) selectable?

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Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon+MATE, -64.
There is no way to change from Digital Output to Analogue Output so I can use my headphones.
How comes?
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tamir
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Re: Only Digital output (S/PDIF) selectable?

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I believe this feature is mechanical.
The 4th pin in the audio jack serves as a digital output.
It requires a 4 pole 3.5mm to RCA cable.

Can you please elaborate on your issue with outputting audio on your headphones?

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Re: Only Digital output (S/PDIF) selectable?

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Well, I've been using my mobile headphones (4-pin) to get sound earlier.
Can not say exactly when this option disappear.
I have some older TimeShift to try.
Is there any settings i BIOS for this?
I have only found enable/disable HD-Audio.
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Mikael63
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Re: Only Digital output (S/PDIF) selectable?

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More:
Started Live session with Linux Mint 19.
Still only S/PDIF.
So, maybe not been working since upgrade to 19?
Therefore: Started Live session with Linux Mint 18.3 (same as shipment).
Still only S/PDIF
=?
So.. maybe my sound/analogue output been missing since BIOS upgrade 5,th august?
Possible, I'm not using sound by listeng to music and so on.

Anyway.. I'm now using a BT headset so the main problem is gone but (now even more) curious about this :geek:

1. Is there a way to confirm this? BIOS by 14-May-2018 disables analogue output? (kinda..)

2. Is there a chance that BIOS by 26-Sep-2018 fix this?

There is no information about "sound" at http://www.fit-pc.com/wiki/index.php/Fi ... BIOS_Files
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Re: Only Digital output (S/PDIF) selectable?

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Please confirm which BIOS version you previously had that worked good.
Does right after installing the latest BIOS version this issue started to occur?

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Re: Only Digital output (S/PDIF) selectable?

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Please try to do the following steps:

1. Press [Del] during boot to enter BIOS setting
2. Press F3 (Optimized Defaults) In the BIOS setting
3. Keep the OS selection to Windows - Do not change.
4. Press F4 (Save & Exit).

Does the behavior change?

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Re: Only Digital output (S/PDIF) selectable?

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Ahh.. my, bad, mistake.. :oops:
At some point when "fooling around" in BIOS, to figure out more about shutdown in this thread http://www.fit-pc.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=171&t=6326
I changed from Windows to Linux.

So this works:
1. Press [Del] during boot to enter BIOS setting
2. Press F3 (Optimized Defaults) In the BIOS setting
3. Keep the OS selection to Windows - Do not change.
4. Press F4 (Save & Exit).
Big thanks!
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Re: [solved] Only Digital output (S/PDIF) selectable?

Post by tamir »

You're welcome, thank you for the update.

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