Hi,

I recently bought a Creative audigy 2 NX usb sound card, together with a 5.1 speaker set. It works fine, the only thing is i only get audio from the front left/right speakers. I tried using asoundrc, but it always comes up with an error about pcm surround51 not working. I'd like to be able to play stereo files trough all five speakers...

aplay -L:

Code:
PCM list:
hw {
        @args.0 CARD
        @args.1 DEV
        @args.2 SUBDEV
        @args.CARD {
                type string
                default {
                        @func getenv
                        vars {
                                0 ALSA_PCM_CARD
                                1 ALSA_CARD
                        }
                        default {
                                @func refer
                                name 'defaults.pcm.card'
                        }
                }
        }
        @args.DEV {
                type integer
                default {
                        @func igetenv
                        vars {
                                0 ALSA_PCM_DEVICE
                        }
                        default {
                                @func refer
                                name 'defaults.pcm.device'
                        }
                }
        }
        @args.SUBDEV {
                type integer
                default {
                        @func refer
                        name 'defaults.pcm.subdevice'
                }
        }
        type hw
        card $CARD
        device $DEV
        subdevice $SUBDEV
}
plughw {
        @args.0 CARD
        @args.1 DEV
        @args.2 SUBDEV
        @args.CARD {
                type string
                default {
                        @func getenv
                        vars {
                                0 ALSA_PCM_CARD
                                1 ALSA_CARD
                        }
                        default {
                                @func refer
                                name 'defaults.pcm.card'
                        }
                }
        }
        @args.DEV {
                type integer
                default {
                        @func igetenv
                        vars {
                                0 ALSA_PCM_DEVICE
                        }
                        default {
                                @func refer
                                name 'defaults.pcm.device'
                        }
                }
        }
        @args.SUBDEV {
                type integer
                default {
                        @func refer
                        name 'defaults.pcm.subdevice'
                }
        }
        type plug
        slave.pcm {
                type hw
                card $CARD
                device $DEV
                subdevice $SUBDEV
        }
}
plug {
        @args.0 SLAVE
        @args.SLAVE {
                type string
        }
        type plug
        slave.pcm $SLAVE
}
dmix {
        @args.0 SLAVE
        @args.1 FORMAT
        @args.2 RATE
        @args.SLAVE {
                type string
                default 'hw:0,0'
        }
        @args.FORMAT {
                type string
                default S16_LE
        }
        @args.RATE {
                type integer
                default 48000
        }
        type dmix
        ipc_key 5678293
        ipc_key_add_uid yes
        slave {
                pcm $SLAVE
                format $FORMAT
                rate $RATE
        }
}
dsnoop {
        @args.0 SLAVE
        @args.1 FORMAT
        @args.2 RATE
        @args.SLAVE {
                type string
                default 'hw:0,0'
        }
        @args.FORMAT {
                type string
                default S16_LE
        }
        @args.RATE {
                type integer
                default 48000
        }
        type dsnoop
        ipc_key 5778293
        ipc_key_add_uid yes
        slave {
                pcm $SLAVE
                format $FORMAT
                rate $RATE
        }
}
shm {
        @args.0 SOCKET
        @args.1 PCM
        @args.SOCKET {
                type string
        }
        @args.PCM {
                type string
        }
        type shm
        server $SOCKET
        pcm $PCM
}
tee {
        @args.0 SLAVE
        @args.1 FILE
        @args.2 FORMAT
        @args.SLAVE {
                type string
        }
        @args.FILE {
                type string
        }
        @args.FORMAT {
                type string
                default raw
        }
        type file
        slave.pcm $SLAVE
        file $FILE
        format $FORMAT
}
file {
        @args.0 FILE
        @args.1 FORMAT
        @args.FILE {
                type string
        }
        @args.FORMAT {
                type string
                default raw
        }
        type file
        slave.pcm null
        file $FILE
        format $FORMAT
}
null {
        type null
}
cards 'cards.pcm'
front 'cards.pcm.front'
rear 'cards.pcm.rear'
center_lfe 'cards.pcm.center_lfe'
surround40 'cards.pcm.surround40'
surround41 'cards.pcm.surround41'
surround50 'cards.pcm.surround50'
surround51 'cards.pcm.surround51'
iec958 'cards.pcm.iec958'
spdif 'cards.pcm.iec958'
nforce-hw {
        type hw
        card 0
}
default {
        type plug
        slave.pcm nforce
}
nforce {
        type dmix
        ipc_key 1234
        slave {
                pcm 'hw:0,0'
                period_time 0
                period_size 1024
                buffer_size 4096
                rate 48000
        }
}
Could someone please help?

Thanks in advance,

deceipher