Unfortunately, according to speaker-test, the speakers get mapped this way:(speaker-test -c6 -l2 -twav)
Front Left -> Front Left
Front Right -> Front Right
Center -> Front Right
Rear Right -> Center
Rear Left -> Center
LFE -> MUTE
I can provide alsa-info.txt output, just don’t know how to do it in this interface. Sorry.
I hope this is the right forum.
Thanks for any help.
I note you replied to a number of sound support threads, and in every case recommended the application of the model “ref”.
In fact, that model option does NOT work in most cases. If one looks at the 1.0.18 version of alsa-configuration.txt file, and does a search for ref, one will find that option “might” only work for the following options …
In the case of user fgbd, we do not know what hardware audio codec is on their PC. I note that they applied 5stack, and 5stack and ref both apply only to the following hardware audio codecs STAC9220/9221, STAC9227/9228/9229/927x which is a subset of the above. But “5stack” is also applicable to an ALC880, and if they apply “ref” to a PC with an ALC880 hardware audio codec, it may break their sound.
We can use all the help we can get in the forums, so if you get the chance you could read the following files (comes with the documentation in every alsa tarball):
and that should shed some light on this, and the various aspects associated with troubleshooting Linux sound.
You could try updating the driver. openSUSE-11.1 comes with alsa 1.0.17/1.0.18 in the kernel. But it is possible for one to install an rpm alsa-kmp-<kernel> which will replace the kernel driver.
There is guidance here on how to do that: Alsa-update - openSUSE
Note you must send six zypper comands. Six. The guide will explain what six to send. You could also type: rpm -qa ‘alsa’ to determine what alsa apps you have installed, and then update more than just “alsa, alsa-docs and libasound2” to the version in the repository quoted in that guide.
If you have any questions, please advise.
Also, if you have any specific suggestions on how to improve that update guide/wiki, please advise. I wrote the wiki and would like to improve it where possible.