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Old 05-21-2003, 08:29 AM   #1
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Digitial Output for SoundBlaster Live!


I am using Boston Acustic Speakers, SoundBlasterLive! 5,1 and am having trouble sorting the digital speakers. I can get sound from the analog plug on headphones, but need to switch out put to digital.

I am using Redhat9 (at least for the moment), and am unsure how to switch to digital output

any good ideas?

Jim
 
Old 02-02-2004, 10:52 AM   #2
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I am having the same problem. SBLive and Boston acustic digital speakers. In windows, I could switch from digital output to analog output easily, does linux have this feature somewhere?
 
Old 02-02-2004, 11:12 AM   #3
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I got this working under Arch linux 0.6 on a friends computer (have no acces to it now though) but I used alsa sound. Does Redhat 9 use alsa?

It wasn't so much switching but just cranking up and unmuting the right channels. Try alsamixer and look in the 'wave' section. They were all in there allthough I cannot exactly recall which ones.

Sorry I can't be very specific. I hope it might still be of help though.

HC
 
Old 02-02-2004, 11:54 AM   #4
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Yeah with Alsa drivers there's an option to switch between analog/digital in alsamixer, however Redhat does not come with Alsa, only OSS.
For OSS get emu-tools from here:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/emu10k1
Ater its installed you can switch to digital using "emu-config -d", "emu-config -a" to set it back to analog.
If it doesnt work(it should), try using the emu10k1 driver on the same site.
 
Old 02-02-2004, 05:32 PM   #5
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Keep searching posts - I used emu10k and enutools and it eventually worked, thanks to the help I got from otthe posts. In many distributions the digital output is is now auto-detected, but often the volume is set very low in Alsa mixer, which took me a while to work out.

Jim
 
Old 02-02-2004, 06:49 PM   #6
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emu tools worked! Only thing now is I have to type "emu-config -d" every time I start up. How can I have it load automatically? Also, I noticed that when I played a music cd, no digital sound out of speakers, only headphones again???but desktop sounds remain. I have not tried games or movies yet, but I am guessing since they run of the cd rom I will encounter the same problem. Is there a fix for this too? Thanks.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 01:32 AM   #7
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emu tools worked! Only thing now is I have to type "emu-config -d" every time I start up. How can I have it load automatically?
In Slack the file is--/etc/modules.conf--put this in it to retain the emu-script settings

post-install emu10k1 /usr/local/etc/emu-script
post-install emu10k1 /usr/local/etc/emu-script restore

emu-tools should have installed the scripts to /usr/local/etc
if it's different on your box just change the $PATH
 
Old 03-23-2004, 05:14 PM   #8
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thanks!! worked for me.
 
  


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