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Old 01-25-11, 06:21 PM   #16
xps8700
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Default Re: GT430 On Linux (Slackware64 13.1) not recognized by ALSA

hey savo! thanks for your feedback

talking about sound in KDE, I really dont know why, after the modifications with the mask probe I did last time, I am randomly getting kde to output sound thru hdmi... last time I wrote here on this thread, the sound did not work. Now, as I am writing this message, it works. I guess it is intermittent... probably some settings not correct. TO be honest, I have no clue of what I am doing. Alsa and sound in linux seems pretty complicated.

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To get sound in KDE go to system settings and then multimedia and on the phonon tab there is the option to set the preferred card.
Yeah when I opened this window, kde tasked me what I want to do with devices that were apparently no longer available. The list was extensive with many "cards" I previously had working. THis includes all ATI based cards (on the mobo).

attached is a screenshot of the kde applet. Look at it and tell me what you think.

I also opened kmix and noticed everything is gone... except one IEC958 device under theHDA NVIDIA... I remember to have seen at least 4 IEC devices there last time...

What does the asoundrc file really do?

My ultimate goal is to have the Hdmi sound from my gt430 videocard working perfectly until I buy speakers and hook them with the optical spdif port from the integrated ati sound chipset. Then, the hdmi sound will be disabled (or whatever).
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