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Old 10-24-2005, 04:34 PM   #1
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Denmark
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Hello world of linux users!

How do i set up my mandriva so i can use my spdif output to my amplifier??

I have tried different players and have tried to use hw 0.0 and hw 0.1 and 0.2 with no result!
Only hw 0.0 works. But thats only on the normal jack output.

I know my spdif on my motherboard works because it works fine on my Windows XP pro.

Is ther some sort of file where i can set up my alsa driver to use spdif?
Old 10-24-2005, 05:34 PM   #2
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Its definatly a driver issue.
What model is your mother board and Sound Card??

You need to provide some info to work on!!
Old 10-25-2005, 10:18 AM   #3
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oh of course!

Its a Asus K8V-X Socket 754 with Soundmax onboard using a AD1980 chip.
Im using Mandriva 2005 Limited Edition.

Rest of my system is:

Athlon 64 3000+
1024Mb Pc3200
Ati Radeon 9800Pro 128Mb
Maxtor Sata 120Gb And Maxtor Sata 250Gb.
Nec 3540 Dvd burner.
Abit Dvd Burner.
Pinnacle PcTv Stereo

Dualboot with Linux and Windows Xp Pro using Lilo.
Old 11-30-2005, 10:34 PM   #4
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Do you still need help? I think i have your answer.

Click on the K menu > System > configuration > KDE > Sound > Sound System

Select the audio device : Advanced Linux Sound Architecture

Select the "Use custom sampling rate" box and enter 48 000Hz and select 16 bit quality.

Next, Select the "override device location:" box and enter "spdif"

Click apply and BINGO you should have sound working.

This worked for me in 2006, so i'm not sure if it'll work for you in 2005, but hopefully it will


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