Hi i am new to ubuntu Linux. I have installed ubuntu8.04 in my 32 bit PC. I am having the following problem with my 5.1 speaker system. Appreciate your help in solving these problem.
1. No sound in my 5.1 sound blaster speakers.
The PC had two ordinary stereo speakers while installing ubuntu in my machine. The sound in those 2 speakers were good. Recently i removed those ordinary speakers and added a new "5.1 speaker system" and a "Sound Card" to my PC. The details about speaker and sound card are as provided below...
Speaker = Inspire M5300
SoundCard = Sound Blaster® 5.1
The 5.1 speaker system does not function properly, out of 5 speakers and a sub woofer only 2 Front Speakers and sub woofer is producing sound. there is no sound in remaining three speakers( 1 middle and 2 Rear speakers. )
I noticed a strange behavior that even the front two speakers doesn't produce sound when i play different media files in different players. This gets solved when i change the audio playback setting to "ALSA output" or "Auto detect" setting under "Administration > Sound" menu. (currently i switch b/w "ALSA output" and "Auto detect" whenever i get no sound in front 2 speakers)
INTEL dual core processor,
INTEL 945 Mother board,
250 GB hard disk,
CREATIVE SOUND BLASTER 5.1 SOUND CARD INSTALLED,
Other Operating System Installed: WINDOWS XP Professional.