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    Linux Nforce sound problem

    Ok I'm in the process of movin over the linux for my uni work, and so far ive got Mandrake 10.2 installed [same version that we use @ uni] and after hours of sweating ive got my wireless lan card to work with ndiswrapper so ive got the net on it.

    Last problem now is sound [Nforce soundstorm], cos theres no way i'm codeing without my mp3s on

    I had no sound with the default settings [ie not touching them] so I went to nvidias site and downloaded the latest ones. They installed without a hitch, no errors, but I cant for the life of me figure out how to make mandrake use the darn things. The new drivers arnt selectable in hardDrake - just the old ones and other compatables. I'm sure that part of the problem is that I am using the optical out on the card and I am not sure how to enable optical out.

    So to sum up My 2 questions are - how to enable optical out?
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    how to use the new drivers?

    /me would be grateful for any assistance

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    I was doing this agggeess ago, and i think you need
    "option nvaudio spidif_status=1"
    in the sound config file, but i cant for the life of me remember the name of it

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    =0 thx for the suggestion agent, i'll have a butchers for the config file while i wait for hex to find this qn

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    Yeah - I had that problem with 9.2 ... just used analogue when I was in Linux.

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    pfft cant use analogue that means A) buying a new cable and B) suffering poor-er sound quality I aint switching to linux if I have to suffer for it

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    I never used the nVidia drivers for sound. I just stuck with alsa and got digital out working just fine. I'm not using that mobo anymore so can't know how I enabled it, but it was in the ~/.bashic (i think) file. Not much help I know, but its something else for you to look at.

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