[linux-audio-user] How to turn 5.1 on ALC655?

ejdem ejdem at o2.pl
Tue Nov 22 09:57:40 EST 2005

Hi there. 

I have a little problem with my soundcard. It's onboard Realtek 
ALC655 AC97 codec Chip on Gigabyte GA-7VT600 1394 (more infos on 
201394.htm) and I'm using Mandrakelinux 10.1 (Official) with kernel, KDE 3.4.1 (with arts) and ALSA 1.0.10 + Soundblaster 1024 
Player (aka SB Live! Value [CT4832]) and I have two questions:

1). how to turn on 5.1 surround sound system in ALC655 ? I've found 
one site about it (http://alsa.opensrc.org/Alsa) and I've tried to 
do this... but it doesn't work. 

2). and how to (is it possible anyway?) to use both sndcards 
simultaneously as one card? I want to use ALC655 as a 5.1 sndcard 
and my SB as 4 speakers (2 speakers + headphones) and mic-in. 

I know it sounds crazy, but if someone can help me I'll be grateful

Thanks, I hope someone can help me :)

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