I have a sound card that can output audio to the Line In and Microphone jacks as well as Line Out. It never works on Ubuntu, even when I try to force audio output through those ADCs. It is a unspecified ICH5/Soundmax type chip on the Intel D865GBF Motherboard. It also has input via a four pin header on the MB and with the front panel headphone/microphone ports, and those do work. I think some special code must be sent to the card's controller address (in RAM) but I am not sure, anyone have a similar card? Also I the Line In/Microphone ports can be used interchangably with the change of a slider in the SoundMax Extreme control panel on Windows XP. It can also put out boosted stereo LFE channel on the Microphone port as well (this does work, although it does not know the MIC and LFE are the same so it causes wierd bugs in Audacity). I finally moved completely to Ubuntu after the support ended and keep XP in a VM only for use with the scanner (LOL I know, but there are no Lexmark X23XX drivers for Linux). I need surround output (two channels per jack, three jacks) like I had before, I never noticed this as I usually used headphones or stereo speakers for the past year. I want to watch TV (tuner card works fine haha!) in 6.3 Surround (6 speakers, 3 subs) otherwise I will be forced to buy a new sound card. I may have 6 PCI slots and 1 AGP, but I really dont think the MB's voltage regulators can take too much more addons. I currently have a Realtek Gigibit ethernet adaptor and a high speed Dialup modem supporting up to 115000 buad installed and the regulators sit around 180F. I may add a heatsink, but they are rated to 300F. Also the Ubuntu version I am using is 12.04 (certain hardware I have cannot run on newer kernels, I know that AS A FACT). I need help, but this isnt a rush situation, it just makes me depressed.
Thanks in advance,