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Hello all ! Can anyone help me install this sound card right? Untill now i got it to work with alsa but only 3 out of 7 speakers play. the ...
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    Hercules Gamesurround Fortissimo lll 7.1


    Hello all !

    Can anyone help me install this sound card right? Untill now i got it to work with alsa but only 3 out of 7 speakers play. the subwoofer is only a dream it`s ever going to work.

    Any ideas?

    Thank you.

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    Have you checked your mixer levels?
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    yep, set them all at max

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    And the channels aren't muted?

    Make sure that your speakers physically work (ya never know ) and are plugged in correctly...
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    i now have slackware installed on the same hdd as windows, ai switch alot between win and slack, and i know they`re plugged correctly becuse they work as a charm in win.

    i`m kinda confused here.. what`s the difference between channels and mixer levles? in alsamixer, all mixerlevels are up at max and if you mean the on/off thing on each channel, they are all on (there were some off but i pressed M)

    someone told me that i have to load the snd-cs46xx module with certain options but i don`t know how because they are loaded automatically at startup and if i try to unload them, it says device busy or something like that, allthough nothing is using it (i`m in playin text, no X)

    so.. i got soundcore installed in kernel 2.6.10 and latest version of alsa compiled with snd-cs46xx support and i get sound of 3 channels out of 7.
    any other ideas?

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    Here's the alsa info on the Fortissimo II card, which appears to use the same chipset:
    http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc...&module=cs46xx
    (assuming you've got the drivers and alsa-utils installed properly you can probably skip the "Quick Install" section)

    It apparently worked for this guy here, from an alsa mailing list archive:
    http://www.mail-archive.com/alsa-use.../msg06580.html

    EDIT: the best you might be able to do is 5.1.

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