Sound Configuration

James Bensley jwbensley at
Sat Jan 30 18:43:43 UTC 2010

Hey List,

I have on board 5.1 surround which works fine and I can select from
the Sound Preferences "Profile" menu "Analog Surround 5.1 Output" but
I want to use my Digital out however within my Sound Preferences
"Profile" menu only "Digital Stereo" options are available (they are
listed below). They do work, feeding a digital signal to my A/V amp
for decoding but as stated they are only stereo? How can I add a
"Digital Surround" option in there or edit the existing ones, or what
changes are required to make Ubuntu pickup that it has 5.1 digital

The machine is dual boot with Windows and I have tested from Windows
and everything works great over the digital out, I just need to get it
working in Ubuntu. I am running Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala and have
downloaded the latest ALSA drivers and they are installed and running.

Note: As mentioned above, the only two digital options given to me are
"Digital Stereo Duplex (IEC958)" and "Digital Stereo (IEC958) Output +
Analog Stereo Input".

Many thanks.

James ;)

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