From the ALSA wiki
Note: Via does not produce sound cards - but their motherboard chip sets do provide an interface for audio chips mounted on the motherboard. See Sound Cards: Introduction for details.
Via Sound Card Interface
If your VIA sound card does not work, type at the terminal window:
lspci -nv | grep -1 0401
Then find your card below, and set the correct module DXS setting.
1 )Class 0401: 1106:3059 (rev 50) Subsystem: 15bd:1001 Default module option for dxs_support works fine. If sound is not working, distorted, or not loud enough Set all 4 VIA DXS mixers to 100%. master mixer to 74%, pcm also to 74%
If your sound is distorted, mute the IEC958 channel.
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