SoundBlaster Live problems
FIrst let me say this. I decided to try COnectiva after I heard that my favorite Distro, Mandrake, bought it. I decided since I was going to re-install Mandrake that maybe I would give this one a try instead. Well from what I have seen so far it is not only great but it has a lot more to offer, so far, then I imagined. First I have an NVIDIA card. Usually, and easily anough, I have to install the driver myself. Well not with Conectiva. It picks it up right away. I haven't tried any games, like Wolfenstein Enemy Terroriory or Doom 3 yet but I am sure I will have no problems.
Now with the great way it picks up my hardware I now have this problem. It is funny in a sense. I have a soundblaster Live card. Now with any Linux distro I used I had a hard time seting it up so it would be in surround sound 5.1. So I no longer use that. I no longer have the 5.1 speakers. I have the standard two speakers. Now here is the problem. Conectiva has it all set up for surround sound 5.1 and the speakers are so low that I can barly hear them. I checked the volumes, pcm and so on. kmix is loaded. all the basic simple stuff has been checked. So what I need to do is get this so it only uses two speakers. How do I do this?
Also every single distro i have tried has no problem with setting it up with the two speakers, but I did have the problem of setting up 5.1. Also if I plug the speakers into different spots on the card then it works louder but is lacking. Also if I do this then I have to change it back eachtime I run Windows, which I still need for now, and other Linux os'including live cd's.
Conectiva is maybe to good???? LOL