Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] Which new digi-card for my linux box?
From: Jackson Gibbs (gibbs_AT_crater.net)
Date: Thu Nov 28 2002 - 15:58:12 EET
To clarify, the Zoltrix card has both coax and optical I/O.
I'll try to spend some time getting the ALSA driver installed. Is there anything I should know about selecting the coax over the optical inputs?
---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Patrick Shirkey <pshirkey_AT_boosthardware.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2002 14:31:15 +0900
>Jackson Gibbs wrote:
>>>... What drivers are you
>>>using? Have you tried both OSS and ALSA?
>> I consulted another user somewhere and he suggested trying a couple rpms. Which I did, to no avail... I cannot remember which packages these RPMs contained (and since I'm in windoze right now and transferring some music I can't check).
>> I'm afraid I'm not really familiar with how drivers work in Linux*...
>> So perhaps I should start from the beginning. Could someone suggest a link or links to get up to speed on how drivers work within Linux and how to go about making my Zoltrix work? What's the generic course of action to get a soundcard working with SPDIF?
>> Thanks so much,
>> * not that I'm totally ignorant, I have a BS in CS but have never needed to dig into Linux drivers/sound before now.
>I'm pretty sure ALSA support for this chipset is fully functional. You
>may need to upgrade your alsa drivers.
>The Zoltix is referenced at the bottom of the page. It says there that
>it has optical i/o support.
>I'm not sure if there are special tools for using optical i/o pcms in
>ALSA though. Does anyone know about that? I would like to add info to
>the alsa-docs but don't have anything I can test with.
>Patrick Shirkey - Boost Hardware Ltd.
>For the discerning hardware connoisseur
>http://www.djcj.org - The Linux Audio Users guide
>Being on stage with the band in front of crowds shouting, "Get off! No!
>We want normal music!", I think that was more like acting than anything
>I've ever done.
>Goldie, 8 Nov, 2002
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