luh3417 - 2006-11-11

I have an Audigy Live! Soundblaster card on Asus A8N SLI motherboard AMD x86 Ubuntu Dapper.

I cannot get surround to work.

Some diagnostic info here:

sudo cat /proc/asound/cards
Password:
0 [CK804          ]: NFORCE - NVidia CK804
                     NVidia CK804 with ALC850 at 0xd5003000, irq 225
1 [UART           ]: MPU-401 UART - MPU-401 UART
                     MPU-401 UART at 0x330, irq 10
2 [Audigy         ]: Audigy - Audigy 1 [Unknown]
                     Audigy 1 [Unknown] (rev.3, serial:0x5a1102) at 0x7400, irq 82

aplay -L 2>&1 | egrep surround
surround40 'cards.pcm.surround40'
surround41 'cards.pcm.surround41'
surround50 'cards.pcm.surround50'
surround51 'cards.pcm.surround51'
surround71 'cards.pcm.surround71'

This test looks OK but there is no sound :-(
speaker-test -Dsurround51 -c 6 -t wav

speaker-test 0.0.8

Playback device is surround51
Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 6 channels
Using 16 octaves of pink noise
Rate set to 48000Hz (requested 48000Hz)
Buffer size range from 3 to 5461
Period size range from 3 to 5461
Periods = 4
Buffer time size 24000
To choose buffer_size = 5460
To choose period_size = 1365
was set period_size = 1365
was set buffer_size = 5460
0 - Front Left
4 - Centre
1 - Front Right
3 - Rear Right
2 - Rear Left
5 - LFE
Time per period = 17.802712

The sound .asoundrc.asoundconf file

pcm.!default {
        type hw
        card 2
        }

        ctl.!default {
        type hw
        card 2
        }