I'm running Ubuntu 9.04 and I've just gotten round to updating the sound. The ALSA built in is too old to have support for the X-Fi chip used in the Forte so I built and installed ALSA 10.0.22.1.
On reboot, it detects the card as X-Fi Titanium series (as expected), but when I run the test
speaker-test -D surround51 -c6 -twav
I only get output from Center, Rear Left, Rear Right and LFE - i.e. the front channel is missing.
I'm not sure if there are any ALSA configuration files left lying around from my old sound card (Intel HDA audio) and I've forgotton what they might be called or where they would be.
Can someone tell me the locations of the various ALSA configuration files? Or is this a known thing about the Forte? (Maybe the card has the front two channels wired differently or something) Or maybe there's a configuration option I've missed.