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Old 09-29-2004, 11:42 PM   #1
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4 Speakers in Linux

I'm having a minor difficulty with the sound in Linux - I have a SoundBlaster Live! Value with 4 speakers, however Linux is only sending sound to the front two speakers. The four speakers work just fine in Windows. I've seen other posts with similar problems, but I couldn't find a solution (or at least one I could understand ) As always, any help would be appreciated. Oh yeah - I'm running RedHat 9.0
Old 09-30-2004, 07:16 AM   #2
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I use the emu10k1 driver from sourceforge........
and the emu-tools script..........
I have 4 small speakers and 2 sub woofers hooked up
to my SB live value card..........nice digital output too........

It's too bad the linux kernel developers are forcing people to use this ALSA garbage, when OSS is actually better..........
Old 09-30-2004, 08:40 PM   #3
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As much as I dislike ALSA, OSS support is just non-existent and missing features for newer cards. I had 2, 4, and 5.1 speaker setup working correctly in ALSA for SB Live 5.1. If the emu-tools don't work for whatever reason, consider installing ALSA. Might as well learn the new defacto standard.
Old 10-01-2004, 12:55 AM   #4
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Will I have to uninstall my current sound drivers to install another one? Because, I really don't know how to do that - or even which one I'm currently using.


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