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Old 04-30-2004, 10:13 AM   #1
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playing audio cd 5.1

i have recently bougth a 5.1 soundcard and speakersystem. when i play an audio cd on windows, i can choose if i want to use 2, 2+subwoover, 4 or 5+subwoover speakers. when i play an audio cd from linux, most players only use the 2 front speakers, which is realy bad, because these speakers aren't meant to be used without the subwoover and thus realy sound weak without one. with alsaplayer i could choose using 4 speakers, but than the front speaker and the subwoover played the same audio stream with a lot of cracking noise.
so right now i can't play music when using linux.

does anyone know a solution for this?

my soundcard is an hercules muse 5.1 dvd which uses the CMI-8738-LX sound processor.
my linux distribution is suse 9.0.
Old 05-03-2004, 04:52 PM   #2
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am i realy asking such stoopid questions? i have never recieved an constructive answer to any question i have asked here. am i the only one trying to use linux wit a 5.1 sound card?
Old 10-25-2004, 03:20 AM   #3
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Linux Driver

OK use driver from this link:
or if link not works browse download section and chip number you have on card


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