[Techtalk] Four speaker support with Soundblaster cards

/dev/null dev_null at iriXx.org
Fri Aug 2 00:04:07 EST 2002

yes... a quick check seems to suggest that the ALSA driver supports 


/dev/null wrote:
> 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...
> bw
> miriam
> 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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