19/01/2011 @21:47:18 ^22:11:26

sid Well as promised I dist-upgraded* to unstable. Nothing really horrible has happened yet, but I'm sure it will. sid is relatively quiet at the moment because of Debian being frozen.

One thing it didn't fix was mplayer still doesn't give any sound when trying to run a video that has surround sound in it. It goes

ALSA lib pcm.c:2190:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.surround51

There's no surround51 section in /usr/share/alsa/cards/ENS1371.conf (probably because my soundcard is old and doesn't have any surround sound configuration, but it's better than this motherboard's onboard sound so I keep using it) so I think what i have to do is fake it in ~/.asoundrc. However I have yet to work out exactly how to do that.

* Well I say dist-upgraded, more that I manually did a few packages at a time, as I usually do. The first one was git. No surprise there.
** That link won't be clickable.