To add some more info:
In PCC/hardware/sound configuration, it says the driver is Intel HDA driver (snd_hda_intel [ALSA]).
In the bios, I have it set to spdif out, not HDMI.
In kmix mixer, it shows only HDA Intel PCH. If I click in kmix the thing that looks like a tab with a star on the star to the left of the tab saying HDA Intel PCH (ALC892 Analog) (is this the tab menu?), I can select the mixer, and can choose to add HDA NVidia. When I do this and choose "all controls", when I look at the mixer then for HDA Intel PCH (ALC892 Analog), it is blank.
In kmix, if I look under settings/Audio Setup/Device Preference (Phonon-KDE Control Module), there are two choices: HDA Intel PCH (ALC892 Analog) and HDA NVidia, HDMI 0 (HDMI Audio Output). The default on the devices (audio output: notifications, music, video, games, and accessability) is HDA Intel PCH (ALC892 Analog). I tried putting HDA NVidia, HDMI 0 (HDMI Audio Output) as the first choice and tried to test it, but heard nothing.