Just installed Mint on my laptop - lovely distro indeed!
I have usb soundcard (Creative SB Live! 24-bit External) and a set of 5.1 speakers (also made by fine Creative Labs), this combo worked in windows (i could use my speakers to get 5.1 sound, mp3, dvd video, ac3 avis and so on), but now i get only 2.1 sound (at best! Amarok refuses to use external soundcard and uses only on-board one). So my main question would be - is it possible to make my 5.1 sound work again ? Exaile and VLC Player both use external, so i get 2.1 sound using them.