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Old 07-02-07, 12:39 PM   #4
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Default Re: Problems installing nForce Drivers on a Debian sid

after some hours of searching I finally found a solution (see for more details...).
In order to use the optical out connector with the alsa intel8x0 driver, you have to create an /etc/asound.conf file containing:
#/etc/asound.conf start: 
pcm.!default {
  type plug
  slave.pcm "dmixer"
pcm.dsp0 {
  type plug
  slave.pcm "dmixer"
pcm.dmixer {
  type dmix
  ipc_key 1024
 slave {
  pcm "hw:0,2"
## not always hw:0,2
## try
## cat /proc/asound/devices
## and look for
## "18: [ 0- 2]: digital audio playback"
## eg when it says
##  "16: [ 0- 0]: digital audio playback"
## you must use "hw:0,0"
  period_time 0
  period_size 1024
 buffer_size 8192
  rate 44100
 bindings {
  0 0
  1 1

ctl.dmixer {
  type hw
  card 0
Further on, you must tell every sound application you want to use that it shall use the new output.


and xine:
first set the mode to "expert", otherwise you aren't able to change the audio settings!

This settings work for me:

With this settings I'm able to use the optical out connector with the alsa drivers!

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