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Old 01-07-2010, 04:24 AM   #1
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No front channel audio with Auzentech Forte on Alsa

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

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.

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Old 03-30-2010, 12:59 PM   #3
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I have the same Problem with my new Auzentech Forte, no front channel audio. Did you solved it somehow?

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Unfortunately not, and I've now upgraded to 9.10 still without the front channel :-(


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