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mpc350
December 5th, 2008, 04:59 PM
Hi everybody,

I have a new Lenovo Ideapad Y530 and it comes with 4 speakers plus a subwoofer (yeah, it's a little crazy on a laptop). Well, I wanted to see if I can make them all work they way they're supposed to. Currently just the two main L+R speakers are working, and I don't see how ALSA can support a multispeaker setup. Can JACK help me with this? Is there an expanded version of ALSA? Any help would be awesome,
THanks
Matt

Coburn Roar
December 8th, 2008, 10:49 PM
I got the sound to work most of the way; however, I still haven't figured out how to mute the sub-woofer when headphones are plugged in. This post is about Y510s but most of the volume stuff works.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=4427198
Make sure to get the newest version of alsa though. Originally, I used the version they used and it didn't work. Also, on the volume control menu add center, surround, and LFE. Also, change the channels form 2 to 6 in options and enable IEC958.

If you can figure out the muting issue with the sub-woofer, help would be appreciated. (I followed the instructions on the link, but only the 2 front speakers mute with headphones.)