[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.
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