I just upgraded to FC5 and as expected it broke a good many things. The only one I can't seem to get started again is getting spdif output from my gstreamer based audio players i.e. banshee and/or rhythmbox. I have regular audio output to my headphones with gstreamer apps. I also have SPDIF output using aplay -D hwplug:0,2 and with xmms configured to use the same output. I've tried experimenting with gstreamer-properties going to oss and esd outputs with no success. If anyone can give me a hint as to how to get gstreamer setup to use the same output as I've been able to use with aplay and xmms that'd be great. Otherwise there's always rollback I suppose.
nforce 3 250 mobo with Realtek655 chip
using the intel 810 driver with alsa
gstreamer 0.10 as up to date with the FC5 install
alsa latest version as with FC5 install 1.0.11rc4