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Old 08-12-2006, 06:41 AM   #1
Registered: Feb 2006
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cant get 5.1 output on kde no matter what i do..

Hi guys

i have been using linux for half a year now and love it (kubuntu 6.01). The only problem that still really gives me alot of problems is sound, and more specifically 5.1 output and using a microphone. i have a intel p4 with an gigabit motherboard with realtek sound on board. i have a 5.1 system (creative) and no matter what i do icant get 5.1 surround sound to work. everything is hooked up correctly (works perfectly in windows when i boot it up with grub) but in linux nothing, i only get 2.0 sound. i tried everything, configure kmix, amarok etc.. but nothing. another sound problem that may be connected to the last one is that i cant get the microphone to work at all , not in krecord not in skye nada, played of course with kmix etc... have anyone heard of my type of problems? i would really appreciate any help at all as im a pretty new linux user

thx alot in advance


Last edited by zeltak; 08-12-2006 at 06:45 AM.
Old 08-13-2006, 12:47 AM   #2
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Sounds like a sound driver problem, not an application problem.

What is the output of "cat /proc/asound/version"? It should be 1.0.11. If it isn't, get the lastest ALSA driver.


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