[maverick] Audio: spdif output

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Sat Nov 20 20:20:47 GMT 2010

On Sat, 2010-11-20 at 07:56 -0500, Gerardo wrote:
> On Lucid, my sound card was able to output simultaneously to the desktop 
> speakers and the spdif output.  I did a 10.10 clean install and now I 
> can't do it anymore.  All audio output only goes to the desktop speakers 
> only.  If I do
> mplayer sample.ogg -ao alsa:device=spdif
> the audio correctly goes to the spdif (but not the desktop speakers), so 
> it's not a hardware problem.  I tried changing all the values at 
> alsamixer, but it didn't help.  I tried removing pulseaudio, and still 
> no luck.  Any ideas?

Yeah, uninstall kubuntu, freshly install Ubuntu, then add KDE back as an
add-on. They've seriously borked sound and haven't addressed the issue.
I'm unsubscribing for awhile, as I just can't take the pain of reading
this issue several times ~~every week~~. Someone is seriously asleep at
the switch. Once they get at least to the sometimes flawed functionality
of Ubuntu, I'll check back. Good night and good luck. Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
Linux user# 44256 

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