Installed 11.4 KDE on a desktop, managed to get everything working (except the paperweight lexmark printer hehe). But for the life of me, i just cant get 5.1 audio working. At first only one speaker worked, and after i disabled Pulse audio, the sound is fine, but only normal stereo (2 channels), not 5.1.
The PC has audio built into the motherboard, Intel Azalia High Definition audio (Realtek ALC888B chip).
Under windows, the driver included a nice application to configure the audio outputs, and to use 5+1 speakers you had to reasign the rear line in and mic jacks to be the outputs for rear satellites and center/woofer channels. But the motherboard manufacturer (gigabyte) does not provide a similar application for linux. And i have been searching and messing arround with settings for hours now, but i just cant get it to work
I tried "Disabling Pulse Audio" option in Yast->Sound, installed every alsa related package i could find (including alsa mixer), but no luck.
Any sugestions of what i can do? is there a linux application to do "advanced" configuration of the audio devices (like the windows one that came with the MB)?
I managed to convince the owner to try out linux instead of windows 7, but he spent big bucks on his 5.1 speakers, and i dont think he will "settle" for stereo sound just to use linux. hehe
Any help would be appreciated.