Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 08-20-2009, 02:06 PM   #1
Registered: Sep 2008
Posts: 77

Rep: Reputation: 16
Question 5.1 Speaker Problems

i have a 5.1 speakers set .When i run this in my terminal
speaker-test -c6 -D plug:surround51
I get sounds from all the speakers but when playing any audi/video files i get sound only from Front two spaekers . i tried configuring it through sound control but the best i could do is have rear speakers for system sound and front for audio/video
But how to get all of them working

i use CentOS 5.3
Old 08-22-2009, 01:53 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Jun 2008
Location: Eelam
Distribution: Redhat, Solaris, Suse
Posts: 1,275

Rep: Reputation: 148Reputation: 148
are you pretty sure that your audio or video file support with 5.1 dolby or dts? By having just stereo file and you cant expect that output will be 5.1

when playing any audi/video files i get sound only from Front two spaekers
yess stereo sounds only come from both front speakes.

Last edited by kirukan; 08-22-2009 at 01:56 AM.
Old 08-22-2009, 08:10 AM   #3
Registered: Sep 2008
Posts: 77

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 16
Yeah i have a video in 5.1 format only and it only plays in the front speakers, in windows as it sounds fine as the correct drivers are installed
Old 09-14-2009, 08:23 AM   #4
Senior Member
Registered: Jan 2008
Location: Urbana IL
Distribution: Slackware, Slacko,
Posts: 3,389
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 393Reputation: 393Reputation: 393Reputation: 393
I find this odd that this post only talks about speakers no name of them. centos 5 but no kernel name. problems with a sound device but no name of the card. problems with the sound mixer program but no version number of the program. pulse mixer settings? alsa mixer settings.? Alsa newest build for fcll and centos is suposed to be addressing problems that some cards may be having with this type of problem. do not forget pulse only reads alsa.
I have a weird problem and i have googled for it and didnt find the solution for it ,I use CentOS 5.3 and sound is fine

speaker-test -Dplug:surround51 -c6 -twav

When i run the above code i get sounds from all my 5 speakers , so the drivers should be fine ! but when i play movies i get sound only from front two speakers i checked for this problem and i am not getting any solution and gave up
You said you have configured your soundcard how did you do it ? Plz help ! ! !

Last edited by Drakeo; 09-14-2009 at 08:26 AM.


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
F10 install from LiveCD: differences & problems (ooffice, PC speaker...) TokyoYank Fedora 3 02-13-2009 05:04 AM
PC speaker problems in RHEL5 Leonid.I Fedora 0 09-29-2008 06:42 PM
How could I make USB speaker as default/master speaker ? czy11421 Linux - Hardware 1 09-02-2007 11:59 AM
Speaker problems on laptop. Haku69 Linux - Laptop and Netbook 3 07-14-2007 09:26 AM
ALSA surround center speaker problems LavaDevil94 Linux - Hardware 25 06-16-2004 12:10 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:08 AM.

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