Can OSS do 5.1 surround sound?
I've posted a mesasge here before about trying to move to ALSA to take advange of my new 5.1 speaker system since for my current setup(oss using emu10k1, and sound simply working with a 'modprobe emu10k1') a debian 2.6.8 kernel with a soundblaster live.
I was able to get booming sound out of my 5.1 speakers (not digital or anything), but I was basicly only able to control the volume out of the center speaker and the sub. Everything else was at some default level that no matter what mixer I played with I couldn't control (and I don't want to resort to using software controlled volume for EVERYTHING).
Frustrated, I nuked alsa and went back to using the OSS drivers, but as time passed I'm still not happy with the medocre stereo sound coming out.
How, praytell can I get full 5.1 sound with just oss? I really don't want to mess with alsa again, it was a module nightmare to me. Even if I have to buy that commerical OSS I'll be happy as long as someone can confirm something that works!!!