ALC898

So about this 5.1 setup on my Hackintosh

Try as I might, I can’t get optical 5.1 out. At this point I’m not even sure it can be done and what I’m supposed to expect. The kexts and patches are all about multi-channel, but optical doesn’t figure much there and I think I might have had multi-channel to start with, since I have a whole bunch of functional 3.5mm outputs, but obviously they aren’t connected to any speakers since the receiver is handling the speakers. There is also the issue about the whole Dolby thing being supported on a per-player basis, at which point I’m not quite sure what in the chain isn’t playing along.