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Old 06-05-2002, 03:51 PM   #1
Registered: Apr 2001
Location: Cheney, WA
Distribution: SuSE Linux Professional 9.2
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4 Speakers in Linux? How do you get them to work?

Hey Guys,
yes I know you're probably thinking this post should be in the HARDWARE section, but I think its a sofware issue.

Things To Know First:

Distro: SuSE Linux Professional 7.3
kernel: 2.4.10-Gmbh (SuSE)
Sound card: SBPCI 512
Sound System: Cambridge SoundWorks FourPoint Surround System (FPS1500)

Breif Description Of problem:

Can't get 4 speakers to work under Linux. Hardware IS capable of 4 speaker support.

Detailed Description Of problem:

I can't get the 4 speakers to work. I can only get the front two to produce any sound output. All the cables/connections have been checked and plugged in right. I read the minimal documentation provided by both the sound card and the sound system to no avail. As describd above, I know for a FACT that both the sound card and the sound system support 4 speakers. Yast2 succesfuly detecsts the sound card as:
Number Card Model State
[0] CT4790 SoundBlaster PCI512 Running

I know the sound card and speakers work fine because somehow in windows 2000 when I play an audio CD it uses all 4 speakers. Also, the sound card works under linux. I play my Mp3s all the time.

does anybody know how I can get all speakers to work? Thanx
Old 06-05-2002, 04:55 PM   #2
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I use Gemu:
Old 06-05-2002, 07:10 PM   #3
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thanx for the link. I'll try it out.


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