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Old 08-17-2005, 11:50 PM   #1
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Question Sound: How to enable digital output only?

Hi! I've installed Mandriva LE 2005. I'm using Creative Live! value soundcard and its detected and configured correctly by alsaconf. The problem now is that there's no sound. I know how to fix this in Windows XP.

My speaker only accepts digital input. So in Windows, i select Advanced button in Volume Control and select Digital Output Only. (I can show a screenshot if i could attach it)

I have no idea how to do this in Linux. Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance!
Old 08-19-2005, 04:59 AM   #2
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build it in your kernel and recompile it!!1
Old 08-19-2005, 08:19 AM   #3
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You could try (assuming you're using KDE), if you look in KMix --> Switches, there is likely to be an option to switch the card to digital output (there is for my Creative Audigy Gamer). It could be labelled something like 'optical raw' or 'Analog/Digital'.
Old 08-19-2005, 09:41 PM   #4
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Yes, im using KDE (3.4). I tried that cathectic. Didnt work.
Do i need to restart kmix or something?
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Iec958 Optical ?


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