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I seem to only be able to do consumer electronics

A couple of orders from later, I have my home theater
set up so that the cable box, the broadcast TV, and the DVD player are
all playing digital surround sound.

I have failed miserably at getting my computer to put anything out
through the digital output, either with Windows or Linux.  I have
found several pages that describe someone's struggle that ended up
working, but doing the same things they do doesn't do it for me.

I don't actually care if my mythtv recordings play in stereo or
surround, but *somebody* must know how to make a current linux
distribution use SPDIF.

The actual computer that I care about is a 9.10 mythbuntu
installation, but the cable is currently on my desktop with 9.4
ubuntu.  In both cases it's the onboard sound card; a Realtek in the
case of the downstairs computer and an Nvidia upstairs.

Laura   (mailto:lconrad-O0WJhd4tT3hg9hUCZPvPmw at
(617) 661-8097	233 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139

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