View Full Version : [all variants] 5.1 Surround with Onboard Audio

January 19th, 2009, 09:27 PM
Hey all. I've been looking around for a solution to 5.1 and have found many having to change the .asoundrc or .asound.conf files which seem to be consistent with a sound card.

My motherboard can do 5.1 sound because I had it going in Windows, and as of now I have 2.1 audio. I left the jacks in the same place when I made the switch to Ubuntu and now only have 2.1.

So far, I've right-clicked on the speaker icon in the upper-right and have made sure that the surround and center channels were activated and had volume, but to no avail.

Anyone have any ideas as to what I should try next?

February 11th, 2009, 02:24 PM
im having the exact same problem with only difference that the front speakers are playing but sub-woofer, center and rear not. Sub-woofer is connected to the center speaker as i understood from windows.
In windows changing to 5.1 is just changing an option but here i think it will be more complicated, considering that i have also pulse audio

February 11th, 2009, 02:57 PM
Read here

and here

Probably just setting the default ch from 2 to 6 (link 2) but there's plenty of info in case (more links in those threads if needed