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Need to get 5.1 sound on Mint 5

Postby Go2doug on Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:15 pm

I'm running Mint 5.0 KDE with a Sound Blaster Audigy SE sound card. When I play MP3s, I only get sound from the two front speakers and the center one. The two rear speakers are quiet.

I tried adding this to ~/.asoundc:

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"pcm.!dmix {
type plug
slave {
pcm surround51
channels 6
}
}
pcm.!default {
type plug
slave.pcm "dmix"
slave.channels 6
route_policy duplicate
}"


And I also tried adding this to /etc/pulse/daemon.conf:

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default-sample-channels = 6


But neither of these have worked. Any suggestions? Thank you.
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Re: Need to get 5.1 sound on Mint 5

Postby Husse on Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:41 am

I think you are on the right track
Take a look at this blog post
http://www.linuxtricks.net/index.php/ar ... with-alsa/
There are a few more things for ~/.asoundc than you have
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Re: Need to get 5.1 sound on Mint 5

Postby Go2doug on Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:39 pm

Husse wrote:I think you are on the right track
Take a look at this blog post
http://www.linuxtricks.net/index.php/ar ... with-alsa/
There are a few more things for ~/.asoundc than you have


When I edit ~/.asoundc according to the example on that page, I get no sound at all. Anybody have any other suggestions? I am really surprised that Mint did not auto-configure the 5.1 sound.
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Re: Need to get 5.1 sound on Mint 5

Postby Husse on Sat Oct 11, 2008 4:38 pm

I am really surprised that Mint did not auto-configure the 5.1 sound.

It generally does, this could be something with your system and/or the KDE edition
I've only used 2+1 which only needs a stereo output so no personal experience
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