Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?


  Search this Thread
Old 06-30-2004, 05:56 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Finland, Kemijärvi
Distribution: SUSE 9.1
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
SUSE 9.1, Creative SB Live! and 5.1 speakers messed up

ALSA version: 1.0.3
From alsamixer:
Card: Sound Blaster Live!
Chip: SigmaTel STAC9758/59

Master, PCM and a number of other volume sliders don't have any effect on volume, "Headphones" slider acts like Master Volume (weird, eh?)

Front speakers are silent as grave. Only center, subwoofer and rear speakers work. For example, when watching a DVD movie with 5.1 surround sounds, I can only hear the background voices (people talking, cars driving by).


I tried "aplay -Dfront foo.wav" and it came out from center speaker, "aplay -Drear foo.wav" didn't create any sound.
Speaker-test (can't post an URL, bah!) played all wrong too. "./speaker-test -Dplug:surround51 -c6" played Front Left from Rear Left speaker, and Front Right from Rear Right. Other channels didn't work.

This is driving me nuts, I have absolutely no idea how to deal with this. Could someone help? :(


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Creative Blaster Live! No go for SuSE 9.2??? phardin Linux - Hardware 2 03-07-2006 09:20 PM
Problem with creative soundblaster live and suse 9.1 rich_montana Linux - Hardware 3 10-16-2005 10:14 PM
Rear Speakers only on FC4 with SB Live? nathan plemons Linux - Software 3 07-31-2005 09:00 PM
Creative 5.1 speakers + soundblaster live! + alsa9 tests dabicho Linux - Hardware 0 12-14-2003 05:13 PM
SB Live! & Rear Speakers stodgel Linux - Hardware 0 06-04-2003 05:21 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:40 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration