Has anybody succeeded in using the kernel 2.6 alsa drivers with an SB Live! using the spdif out? Everything my sound card outputs is pretty boring - nothing
# Module to load at boot-up (in this order)
# (prefix a module with a ! to disable it)
MODULES=(!usbserial !ide-scsi snd-emu10k1 intel-agp 3c59x rtc bttv)
# /etc/modules.conf (for v2.4 kernels)
# Sound (ALSA)
alias char-major-116 snd
alias snd-card-0 snd-emu10k1
post-install snd-emu10k1 /usr/sbin/alsactl restore
pre-remove snd-emu10k1 /usr/sbin/alsactl store
alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
options snd-emu10k1 extin=0x3fcf extout=0x1fcf
# Soundcard 1 (OSS Emulation)
alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss
# Sound lookup entries for devfs support
alias /dev/dsp sound-service-0-3
alias /dev/sequencer sound-service-0-1
alias /dev/mixer sound-service-0-0
# Sample /etc/devfsd.conf configuration file.
# Richard Gooch <firstname.lastname@example.org> 17-FEB-2002
REGISTER ^sound/.* PERMISSIONS root.audio 660
REGISTER ^snd/.* PERMISSIONS root.audio 660
# Load ALSA sound when needed
LOOKUP snd MODLOAD
LOOKUP dsp MODLOAD
LOOKUP mixer MODLOAD
LOOKUP sequencer MODLOAD
I can use the sound devices without any problems, ie. I don't get any error while loading the modules or outputting any sound file. It's just that i can't hear anything. I haven't tested the normal not-spdif output, that one would probably work.
I have successfully used Alsa, emu10k1 and spdif-out several times before. Sometimes I had to enable the spdif out using alsamixer. But this time - no luck. I can enable/disable, tune up or down every possible combination and still no sound.
I'd appreciate any help!
I don't know if that helps, but neither mplayer nor xine give me the option to use alsa as sound output... ?!
oh, i am blind - mplayer/xine is not compiled with alsa support. that does explain some things
Ok - I've got everything working now. I upgraded alsa-driver to the most current version (from alsa-project.org) and played again with alsamixer - now muting "IEC958 Optical Raw" and setting the PCM Volume to 0 did the trick. This is SO strange...
But everything works now - including AC3-Output with mplayer