[kde-linux] S/PDIF sound

James bjlockie at lockie.ca
Sun Jul 15 23:21:49 UTC 2012

On 07/15/12 19:20, James wrote:
> I use KDE-4.8.4 with digital sound (S/PDIF).
> I upgraded my kernel and kaffeine broke (and I'm sure other apps).
> The system sounds work, Amarok works, VLC works.
> I think it has something to do with the alsa device order.
> My default device was my tvtuner.
> Card: Conexant CX23885
> I changed /etc/asound.conf to have
> ctl.!default {
>   type hw
>   card 1
> }
> and now alsaixer defaults to the right card:
> Card: HDA ATI SB
> 1. Kaffeine errors and says it can't open the audio device.
> 2. kmix doesn't work.
> 3. The error dialog of kmix does a system beep which cuts off any other sound (eg. if I am playing music with Amarok, the audio stops when the system beeps but Amarok thinks it is still playing.

4. Firefox has no sound, HTML5 or Flash.

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