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[SLUG] Surround sound cards?
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- Subject: [SLUG] Surround sound cards?
- From: Peter Hardy <peter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 00:20:26 +1100
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So, I have a sound card with a CM8738 chipset, that I picked up from
Dick Smith fairly cheaply. I'm using it with a set of Logitech 5.1
surround speakers, with plain old analogue connections (three 3.5mm
This all sounds great, and the driver works reasonably well. But the
driver on my ubuntu hardy machine (kernel version 2.6.24-12-generic) has
one glaring problem - it's only able to control the volume for the
front-left and front-right channels. In stereo mode this is fine, but in
5.1 mode the other three channels are pegged at max volume.
So, can anybody recommend a sound card? I'm looking for:
- 5.1 surround support, with analogue output
- reasonably cheap, and reasonably good quality
- good linux driver support