[alsa-devel] SoundBlaster X-fi HD SPDIF fix

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Mon Apr 7 11:02:04 CEST 2014

At Sun, 06 Apr 2014 23:36:31 +0200,
Richard Körber wrote:
> Hi!
> I own a Creative USB SoundBlaster X-fi HD and tried to use its SPDIF optical
> output. However it didn't work with ALSA out of the box. The reason is that
> for SPDIF output device #1 must be used.
> The fix is: In /usr/share/alsa/cards/USB-Audio.conf, change the iec958_device
> block like this:
> USB-Audio.pcm.iec958_device {
>         "USB Sound Blaster HD" 1
> }
> Digital output works fine for me after that.

Could you submit a patch to add the entry in alsa-lib git tree?

> BTW, I tried this line in /etc/asound.conf
>   cards.USB-Audio.pcm.iec958_device."USB Sound Blaster HD" 1
> but it didn't have any effect. Why was that?

The line above doesn't work like a way to append a list entry.



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