#1 2015-11-09 11:24:50

djha53k
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Registered: 2015-11-09
Posts: 3

5+1 sound and Folder viewer questions

Hello,

I swap from Win7 to BBQ a week ago... finaly I got to sound settings... I have 5+1 Genius sound system...

I use the MB audio codec:
product: 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset High Definition Audio Controller [8086:8C20]
vendor: Intel Corporation [8086]

But I am not able to play sound from all repro boxes. PulseAudio play very silently, so I install the AlsaMixer.
No sound it much louder, but still only 2 boxes are playing (left and right chanel).

I google for a day, but still I cannot find solution how to set the sound to use all 5+1 sound boxes sad
There was a switch on Win7 in driver called "fill all repros", which basicaly made 2+0 to be 5+1, so even standard stereo mp3 played from all 5 boxes.
Question is how to set it on BBQ? Or is it possible at all?


edit: actually one more question...
When I press Winkye + E... I expect that it will open the File viewer (same as on Windows), but instead the Audiocity starts full scan of all my drives for media files sad Is it possible to change to do same as Win?

Thank you in advance for help.

Last edited by djha53k (2015-11-09 11:34:56)

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#2 2015-11-17 10:57:08

djha53k
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Registered: 2015-11-09
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Re: 5+1 sound and Folder viewer questions

Hm, so seems like there is nobody willing to help sad

Then I just uninstall Audacious and WinKey+E works correctly again...

So, I use the VLC for music now, but still I have only 2+0 on my 5+1 sound system sad

I updated pulse config to 6 channels and added maps:
; default-sample-channels = 6
; default-channel-map = front-left,front-right,rear-left,rear-right,front-center,lfe

but still only front-left and front-right speakers playing.

Test is givin' me this error:
speaker-test -Dplug:surround51 -c6
speaker-test 1.1.0

Playback device is plug:surround51
Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 6 channels
Using 16 octaves of pink noise
Playback open error: -2,Directory or file does not exists

Any idea???

Last edited by djha53k (2015-11-17 10:58:24)

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#3 2015-11-22 08:34:01

codeworkx
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Re: 5+1 sound and Folder viewer questions

run "aplay -L" to get the correct device.

surround51:CARD=PCH,DEV=0
    HDA Intel PCH, ALC898 Analog
    5.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Rear and Subwoofer speakers

then run:

speaker-test -Dsurround51:PCH -c 6

Works fine here.

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#4 2015-11-22 20:13:11

djha53k
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Registered: 2015-11-09
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Re: 5+1 sound and Folder viewer questions

codeworkx wrote:

run "aplay -L" to get the correct device.

surround51:CARD=PCH,DEV=0
    HDA Intel PCH, ALC898 Analog
    5.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Rear and Subwoofer speakers

then run:

speaker-test -Dsurround51:PCH -c 6

Works fine here.


Seems like I don't have alsa, but PulseAudio:
djh@bbq ~]$ aplay -L
null
    Discard all samples (playback) or generate zero samples (capture)
pulse
    PulseAudio Sound Server
default
    Default ALSA Output (currently PulseAudio Sound Server)


So, the test doesn't work:
djh@bbq ~]$ speaker-test -Dsurround51:PCH -c 6

speaker-test 1.1.0

Playback device is surround51:PCH
Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 6 channels
Using 16 octaves of pink noise
ALSA lib conf.c:4738:(snd_config_expand) Unknown parameters PCH
ALSA lib pcm.c:2266:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM surround51:PCH
Playback open error: -22,Incorrect argument

Any idea? Thank you.

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