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    EDIT: I have installed 15.1, set the profiles to analog 5.1 surround sound output iec958 digital input. Run alsamixer as user and root, when I press ESC it comes up with no protocol specified. I know that is not the correct way it is put but you understand what I mean.

    When I use the test within system settings/multimedia etc, stereo, or any other test stereo.

    I have followed this thread:

    https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...uration-issues


    Still stereo

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    I'm not sure I understand what your current sound issue is? (if you have a current sound issue).

    Is your issue that only stereo sound works, but not surround sound?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    I'm not sure I understand what your current sound issue is? (if you have a current sound issue).

    Is your issue that only stereo sound works, but not surround sound?
    Stereo only, no surround sound. Sorry if it was a bit dis-jointed. I was getting frustrated at that point so I switched off and walked away.

    I have tried most things, run a few things including alsamixer, pavucontrol, yast, system settings/multimedia, installed various libs and software via yast, editied various file too many to list, used google a lot, I was even swearing at the thing, nothing still syereo no surround sound when using the built in test sounds. I would get the person say left and right front, nothing else not a peep out of her.

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    I still have not unpacked my surround sound speakers (after my move from Europe to Asia), but I had it working in openSUSE-15.0. I suspect they would also work fine in 15.1.

    To get surround sound working, it is important you have the correct setting working in pulse audio, hence the recommendation given above for pavucontrol to be installed, and after that the correct configuration applied in the configuration tab. Which setting do you have applied in that tab?

    What precisely are you using as a 'test' to check for surround sound?

    And could you also let us see more detail as to your underlying audio configuration/setup? You can do that by opening a konsole/xterm and with regular user permissions and PC connected to the internet send this command in the konsole/xterm:
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    /usr/sbin alsa-info.sh
    Select the share/upload option when prompted, and then let script run to completion. It will upload some aspects of your configuration to the alsa website, and give you a URL/address what was uploaded. Please share here that upload/address and we will look for something in that configuration that may point to the issue.
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    A test you could try is download this file chan-id.zip and unzip it, where it will be called chan-id.wav

    Then in an xterm or konsole type:
    Code:
    aplay chan-id.wav
    Does that yield anything different ? (using that 'special' chan-id.wav) ?

    Edit: Over 10 years ago (!) I documented my getting surround sound working here: https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...sound-in-Linux ... since then a lot has changed in sound, so likely there are some 'new curves' we need to sort, and that thread of my experience may not be of much help.
    Last edited by oldcpu; 10-Sep-2019 at 08:14.

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    Back on W10 at the moment but I have just fired up the KDE Liver version, I will do my best I will post the results from that script later.

    To test I use desktop(I think) settings/ multimeadia/audio/video test or something like that. Front right and left work fine. According the the Logitech panel all of the speaker lights come on with the 3D light also on. It is connected to my Asus Essence STX ii 7.1 card setup in 5.1 configuration with the daughterboard connected and ob-board sound disable. The only other sound device showing is HDA Nvidia on my GPU which I do turn off.

    I know that people do not have issues with this card and under W10, soeey, when I use test all the speakers bep according to their correct area ir: left-surround sound comes out of the left-surround speaker. It could also be my mis-understanding of surround sound but I thought that if I press left-surround a sound will come out of that speaker, in this case nothing at all.

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    Be sure to download this file chan-id.zip and unzip it, where it will be called chan-id.wav and then in an xterm or konsole type:
    Code:
    aplay chan-id.wav
    like I suggested. I'm very curious to learn what you get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littletaff69 View Post
    It is connected to my Asus Essence STX ii 7.1 card setup in 5.1 configuration with the daughterboard connected and ob-board sound disable. The only other sound device showing is HDA Nvidia on my GPU which I do turn off. ...
    Ok ... thanks ...

    Further, I would really like to know, when you run 'pavucontrol' (which I assume you have installed per the above recommendation in this thread) what you have selected in the 'configuration' tab?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    Be sure to download this file chan-id.zip and unzip it, where it will be called chan-id.wav and then in an xterm or konsole type:
    Code:
    aplay chan-id.wav
    like I suggested. I'm very curious to learn what you get.
    I am on the live version and all I can hear is front left and right.

    In the multimedia area of configure desktop I have analogue 5.1 surround and digital stereo IEC958 inpute and within alsamixer with the correct soundcard enable, I also have SPDIF unmuted

    Pavucontrol shows ALL channels

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    Ok ... thanks ...

    Further, I would really like to know, when you run 'pavucontrol' (which I assume you have installed per the above recommendation in this thread) what you have selected in the 'configuration' tab?
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    HDA Nvidia off

    CMI8788 [Oxygen HD Audio] (Virtuoso 100 (Xonar Essence STX II))

    Profile Analog 5.1 Output + Digital Stereo (IEC958) Input

    I have tried other permutations of 5.1 output

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