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Old 10-04-2004, 01:09 PM   #1
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Terratec Aureon 7.1 Space + ALSA = no sound from rear speakers :(


Hello!

I bought a new Terratec Aureon 7.1 Space last week, because it is said on alsa-project.org that this card would perfectly support ALSA... But after connecting my four analogue speakers (two pairs) to the card, the rear pair did not do anything. I booted into windows (bah...), installed the drivers - all four speakers did what they ought to do. Ok, back to linunx, I tried rotating the pairs, but without success. It seems as if the "rear" analogue output is muted, but I cannot unmute it.

I'm using alsa-drivers 1.0.7rc1, compiled by myself, and set it up as it is described by the docs at alsa-project.org, including the generic .asoundrc Please, help me, I cannot stand those muted speakers...!

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Old 10-04-2004, 03:31 PM   #2
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In xmms, xine, and mplayer you have to use ALSA and specify surround40 as the sound device. Next you will have to turn on simulated surround sound.
 
Old 10-05-2004, 07:22 AM   #3
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Ah, first: Thanks for your answer! I was near giving up and sending the card back...

Ok, I started xmms and chose for the output plugin "ALSA lib". Configure brought me to a list of devices, I chose "ICE 1725 Surround PCM (hw0,2)". So far, so good; but xmms wont play a song. Starting it from command line showed this error message:
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** WARNING **: alsa_setup(): Sample format not available for playback
I think this is because I didnt configure this surround40 device, but I dont know how I looked around on my system and discovered in /usr/share/alsa/pcm the file "surround40.conf", but its full of vars I cannot fill...?

How do I configure the surround40 device?

Thanks in advice!
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Old 10-05-2004, 03:09 PM   #4
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The surround40 is just handles the routes. You do not need to config anything for surround40. In XMMS, mplayer, and xine type surround40 in the sound device.
 
Old 10-06-2004, 09:10 AM   #5
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Well, that cannot be... I typed "surround40" in xmms, but it doesnt do a damn thing... Displays an error message (the standard, cannot access sound device blah...) And command line show the message I quoted two posts above
 
  


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