Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 144662
Unable to select audio output device
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:58 EST
I recently figured out how to get my onboard soundcard to output audio
via S/PDIF (IEC958): i had to edit /etc/alsa/alsa.conf and change the
defaults.pcm.device value from 0 to 2. That value matches the 2nd
audio playback device from /proc/asound/devices. I only found out
about this after googling quite a bit. This seems like something that
should be GUI'ized ;)
I'm not sure if you can get readable device names for a combobox
though. On my laptop i have this for example:
$ cat /proc/asound/card0/pcm4p/info
id: Intel ICH - IEC958
name: Intel 82801DB-ICH4 - IEC958
subname: subdevice #0
Which is the S/PDIF output device, but you don't want users to see
"Intel 82801DB-ICH4 - IEC958" obviously...
Could you please attach the output of "kudzu -p -c audio" as well as your
[root@anduril ~]# kudzu -p -c audio
desc: "nVidia Corporation nForce3 250Gb AC'97 Audio Controller"
Created attachment 112849 [details]
How was this fixed in rawhide?
rawhide is here:
I've added a new combo for it.