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    Soundblaster Live 24 - SUSE 9.3 - no 5.1

    first, just lemme apologize in advance for posting on a topic that seems to be a problem for many, and likely has the linux veterans cussin out the noobs, but i have spent too many hours with no luck....

    so yah, im a knob, i mean noob in linux, and have spent some time purusing the forum for help with getting my soundcard to gimme 5.1(currently got 2.1 goin) them all, but nothing seems to step me thru it for my situation, and trying to piece together all the various info is giving me heart palpitations....i am getting sik of booting into winbloze for my music needs, and want to sort this i am posting what i hope is all the relevant info to get some help...

    i have gone thru the alsaconf and mixer...
    in the mixer i have the 4 analogs, and the capture maxed out for volume...all the spdifs to 0, and the spdif ou to mute...

    incidentally, when i test the volume in yast, it plays system sounds, but only when i am not in this relevant???

    in yast, the card shows up as configured and running...

    i just tried running speaker test in the shell and got nothing???tho i am getting 2.1 with my various audio players(xmms,juk,amarok, etc)...seems strange to me???

    anyone gotten this card to operate properly with SUSE 9.3???

    the info below i am posting as per the sticky suggestions...any other info u need to help, just lemme know...

    also, tho this is the easy way out, can anyone suggest a soundcard for suse9.3 that they just plugged in and got 5.1???tho i would really like to sort this one out if possible for educational purposes, but not sure if it is within the realm of my limited linux capabilities...

    cheers, thanks a bunch for your time, id really appreciate any help

    SUSE 9.3
    KDE 3.4
    Soundblaster Live 24 bit
    Creative Labs 5.1 Speakers
    AMD Sempron 2500+
    not sure what else to post here, just lemme know and ill get back at ya immediately

    /sbin/lspci output:

    0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 741/741GX/M741 Host (rev 03)
    0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]: Unknown device 0003
    0000:00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS964 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 36)
    0000:00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] (rev 01)
    0000:00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
    0000:00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
    0000:00:03.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
    0000:00:03.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller
    0000:00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet (rev 91)
    0000:00:0b.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy LS
    0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200] (rev a1)


    i saw this in a post, so im adding it as well incase i helps??
    peRpeTuaLeVoLuTiOn@linux:~> lsmod

    Module Size Used by
    ipt_LOG 6912 7
    ipt_limit 2432 7
    ipt_pkttype 1792 1
    subfs 7296 1
    usbserial 28008 0
    nvidia 3916540 12
    speedstep_lib 4100 0
    freq_table 4484 0
    thermal 14088 0
    processor 23736 1 thermal
    fan 4868 0
    button 7056 0
    battery 10116 0
    ac 5252 0
    nvram 8200 0
    snd_pcm_oss 57888 0
    snd_mixer_oss 18944 2 snd_pcm_oss
    joydev 9664 0
    sg 36256 0
    st 37788 0
    sd_mod 17936 0
    sr_mod 16548 0
    scsi_mod 125384 4 sg,st,sd_mod,sr_mod
    evdev 8832 0
    af_packet 20744 2
    edd 10080 0
    ipt_state 2048 12
    ip6t_REJECT 6784 3
    ipt_REJECT 6656 3
    iptable_mangle 2816 0
    iptable_filter 2944 1
    ip6table_mangle 2432 0
    ip_nat_ftp 3072 0
    snd_ca0106 28196 2
    iptable_nat 22236 1 ip_nat_ftp
    snd_ac97_codec 77564 1 snd_ca0106
    ip_conntrack_ftp 72592 1 ip_nat_ftp
    sis_agp 8452 1
    ip_conntrack 42168 4 ipt_state,ip_nat_ftp,iptable_nat,ip_conntrack_ftp
    snd_pcm 92680 4 snd_pcm_oss,snd_ca0106,snd_ac97_codec
    agpgart 32296 2 nvidia,sis_agp
    ip_tables 20352 8 ipt_LOG,ipt_limit,ipt_pkttype,ipt_state,ipt_REJECT ,iptable_mangle,iptable_filter,iptable_nat
    snd_timer 24580 1 snd_pcm
    snd 60292 7 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_ca0106,snd_ac97_code c,snd_pcm,snd_timer
    ehci_hcd 31624 0
    ohci_hcd 20232 0
    soundcore 8928 2 snd
    usbcore 108760 4 usbserial,ehci_hcd,ohci_hcd
    sis900 19332 0
    snd_page_alloc 9988 2 snd_ca0106,snd_pcm
    ip6table_filter 2816 1
    ip6_tables 18304 3 ip6t_REJECT,ip6table_mangle,ip6table_filter
    ipv6 236672 212 ip6t_REJECT
    parport_pc 38212 0
    lp 11076 0
    parport 33864 2 parport_pc,lp
    video1394 17612 0
    ohci1394 31492 1 video1394
    raw1394 28140 0
    ieee1394 97976 3 video1394,ohci1394,raw1394
    capability 3256 0
    nls_utf8 2048 1
    ntfs 167184 1
    dm_mod 56316 0
    reiserfs 243056 2
    ide_cd 37892 0
    cdrom 36640 2 sr_mod,ide_cd
    ide_disk 16640 5
    sis5513 13704 0 [permanent]
    ide_core 120020 3 ide_cd,ide_disk,sis5513

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    just bumping in the hopes that someone will consider hellping me....i think all the gurus are jaded at too many posts regarding this issue...i have read them all, but cant sort it out for my situation...had a friend with a bit more linux knowledge try as well, but no luck....please dont let me slip bak into windows for my audio needs...

    would greatly appreciate some advice

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    Hi, Donít get excited, I am just a another "noob" with the same problem, well almost. I have the same sound card but with the 7.1 Inspire T7900 Speaker system. and I only got 2.1 as well. But mine is jumpy when playing MP3'3.

    I would like to know if this is because my MP3's are on a Microsucks NTFS partition or if there is some setting inside Suse that I can change.

    PS I feel your pain, and I am considering starting a support group. Interested in joining?

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