How to make 4.1 speakers working?

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Re: How to make 4.1 speakers working?

Postby vrk1219 on Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:30 am

Hi,
At last I got rid of this problem.

Thanks a lot to Tofucifer, Husse for trying your best to help me solve this issue.

Actually I posted another question http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopi ... 90&t=21755
For which I got a reply to visit another thread http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=294275
In which they suggested to upgrade the Kernel to linux-image-2.6.20-15-generic_2.6.20-15.28_i386.deb
So, done it.

I don't even know weather it solved my problem directly or indirectly.... ( all it was a trail and error :) )


All credits to Linux Mint community. :D
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Re: How to make 4.1 speakers working?

Postby Husse on Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:29 pm

sudo gedit /etc/pulse/daemon.conf
I got a blank file opened by the editor...

Strange indeed - that means there is no such file...?
And please always use gksu for gedit and other applications with a a GUI - there is a slight risk to use sudo
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Re: How to make 4.1 speakers working?

Postby Tofucifer on Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:19 pm

old habits die hard Husse :D

Glad your sound is working properly vrk1219
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Re: How to make 4.1 speakers working?

Postby vrk1219 on Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:01 am

Hi Tofucifer and Husse,
I got struck with my sound box again...after upgrading to Felicia. :evil:
Now the situation is still worser, none of the players are giving sound.(totem/ VLC)
But when I place mouse cursor on any music file (mp3, wma or so) I'm able to hear preview sound.
Please suggest a solution.
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Re: How to make 4.1 speakers working?

Postby Tofucifer on Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:48 pm

My guess would be you need to open the settings for each media player and manually set the audio engine to alsa. That should get you going. Felicia's sound engine is pulse so many of her programs default to it. Moreover I bet if you hit Alt+F2 and type in gksu gedit /etc/pulse/daemon.conf you will now find a populated config file instead of a blank page :)
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Re: How to make 4.1 speakers working?

Postby vrk1219 on Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:31 am

Tofucifer wrote:My guess would be you need to open the settings for each media player and manually set the audio engine to alsa. That should get you going. Felicia's sound engine is pulse so many of her programs default to it. Moreover I bet if you hit Alt+F2 and type in gksu gedit /etc/pulse/daemon.conf you will now find a populated config file instead of a blank page :)

Hi,
As you said above I have got the populated daemon.conf page and I changed the "default-sample-channels = 5" instead of 2.(besides removing the ';' )
Though I restarted the system it didn't work... :(
But I'm now able to listen to sound from the front speakers.
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Re: How to make 4.1 speakers working?

Postby KevMaverick on Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:11 pm

Good information.

Am I right in assuming that this should fix a similar problem with my Realtek HD 5.1 surround system?
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Re: How to make 4.1 speakers working?

Postby Tofucifer on Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:37 am

First thing I'd do is go back to your mixer and make sure the adjustments you made in Darnya weren't wiped out. Above all make sure the SPDIF output switch is unchecked (it has a pesky habit of defaulting to being turned on). The 4 channel output switch has to be selected too.

KevMaverick, This may help you get your multichannel up and running as well, since none of this advice is hardware specific, but I would also add, I have no experience with using Realtek chips on LinuxMint.
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Re: How to make 4.1 speakers working?

Postby vrk1219 on Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:01 am

vrk1219 wrote:
Tofucifer wrote:My guess would be you need to open the settings for each media player and manually set the audio engine to alsa. That should get you going. Felicia's sound engine is pulse so many of her programs default to it. Moreover I bet if you hit Alt+F2 and type in gksu gedit /etc/pulse/daemon.conf you will now find a populated config file instead of a blank page :)

Hi,
As you said above I have got the populated daemon.conf page and I changed the "default-sample-channels = 5" instead of 2.(besides removing the ';' )
Though I restarted the system it didn't work... :(
But I'm now able to listen to sound from the front speakers.


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Re: How to make 4.1 speakers working?

Postby vrk1219 on Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:52 am

Tofucifer wrote:First thing I'd do is go back to your mixer and make sure the adjustments you made in Darnya weren't wiped out. Above all make sure the SPDIF output switch is unchecked (it has a pesky habit of defaulting to being turned on). The 4 channel output switch has to be selected too.

KevMaverick, This may help you get your multichannel up and running as well, since none of this advice is hardware specific, but I would also add, I have no experience with using Realtek chips on LinuxMint.


Hi Tofucifer,
Thanks for the info, but I have installed Felicia by choosing format option as I had to adjust the swap size.
More over I'm unable to know the mixer here.
Please find the screenshot of the output devices here and I have chosen the last option Simultaneous output to ALSA PCM on surround 50:1 EMU10K1X Front) via DMA, ALSA PCM on front;0 (ALC883 Analog) via DMA
Instead of ALSA PCM on surround 50:1 EMU10K1X Front) via DMA, which is the first option here.
Also under the playback tab I'm able to see only front left, Front right instead of 5 Channels.
If I double click on the system tray volume icon, I get 5 channels controls as given in the screenshot.
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Re: How to make 4.1 speakers working?

Postby Husse on Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:16 am

In Totem > Edit > Preferences > Audio there is a pull down menu - Choose 4.1
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Re: How to make 4.1 speakers working?

Postby vrk1219 on Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:30 pm

Husse wrote:In Totem > Edit > Preferences > Audio there is a pull down menu - Choose 4.1

Hi Husse,
This setting I have chosen after installing Felicia, but no luck.
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Re: How to make 4.1 speakers working?

Postby Husse on Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:58 am

Did you change in alsa-conf in Felicia like described earlier?
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Re: How to make 4.1 speakers working?

Postby vrk1219 on Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:56 pm

Husse wrote:Did you change in alsa-conf in Felicia like described earlier?

Hi Husse,
Yes, that is how I configured in Felicia.
Is simultaneous output on ALSA surround 5.0 is OK?
Attaching the screenshot for various device options I have in the Volumen control, please let me know which is the right one I could select.
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Re: How to make 4.1 speakers working?

Postby Husse on Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:34 pm

Sorry for a belated answer
Test - all options will remain, but I think you have marked the right option
I'm at roads end with this, unless you install oss...
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Re: How to make 4.1 speakers working?

Postby vrk1219 on Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:57 pm

Husse wrote:Sorry for a belated answer
Test - all options will remain, but I think you have marked the right option
I'm at roads end with this, unless you install oss...

Hi Husse,
Sorry for replying you late.
Please let me know how I can do it.
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Re: How to make 4.1 speakers working?

Postby newW2 on Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:51 pm

Let me try and help Husse. See this post on this forum: viewtopic.php?f=90&t=21972&p=131384&hilit=oss#p128977 it has a link to a good how-to here:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OpenSound
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