[Techtalk] Four speaker support with Soundblaster cards

/dev/null dev_null at iriXx.org
Thu Aug 1 23:55:57 EST 2002

ahhh, i see...

still, i'd give the ALSA drivers a try - they are more likely to have 
implemented support for the SBLive surround stuff than the OSS drivers...


Malcolm Tredinnick wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 01, 2002 at 09:56:15AM +0100, /dev/null wrote:
>>i think you might need to be running ALSA to get this to work - ALSA 
>>will allow multiple instances of sound (and mixers) to run, whereas 
>>OSS/Free wont....
> That's not quite the scenario we were after. The machine in question has
> one soundcard with four speakers attached (i.e. there are two audio
> outs). It works nicely under Windows, I've been told, but under Linux
> only the first pair receives any sound.
> Multiple sound cards is something I have working in the past ... that is
> easier.  :-)
> Malcolm
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