4 Speakers in Linux? How do you get them to work?
yes I know you're probably thinking this post should be in the HARDWARE section, but I think its a sofware issue.
Things To Know First:
Distro: SuSE Linux Professional 7.3
kernel: 2.4.10-Gmbh (SuSE)
Sound card: SBPCI 512
Sound System: Cambridge SoundWorks FourPoint Surround System (FPS1500)
Breif Description Of problem:
Can't get 4 speakers to work under Linux. Hardware IS capable of 4 speaker support.
Detailed Description Of problem:
I can't get the 4 speakers to work. I can only get the front two to produce any sound output. All the cables/connections have been checked and plugged in right. I read the minimal documentation provided by both the sound card and the sound system to no avail. As describd above, I know for a FACT that both the sound card and the sound system support 4 speakers. Yast2 succesfuly detecsts the sound card as:
Number Card Model State
 CT4790 SoundBlaster PCI512 Running
I know the sound card and speakers work fine because somehow in windows 2000 when I play an audio CD it uses all 4 speakers. Also, the sound card works under linux. I play my Mp3s all the time.
does anybody know how I can get all speakers to work? Thanx