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I seem to only be able to do consumer electronics


Have you tried to play with the basic ALSA settings? I have found that
turning on the various channels one by one will let you figure out what you
need to enable for your SPDIF to work. Use the M key on each channel to
determine which are muted by default. I have done this for both onboard and
PCI audio setups and been successful with both.

Here is the link that will show you how alsamixer and alsactl work:

Let me know if this doesn't work.

On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 7:33 PM, Laura Conrad <lconrad-O0WJhd4tT3hg9hUCZPvPmw at> wrote:

> 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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> watchers, the judicious -- is the delicious license to set something
> above thinking clearly, the pleasure of being driven, taken over,
> overwhelmed.
> A. S. Byatt _Still Life_
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