I have an NForce2 mainboard and this soundstorm-Sound. I think its called AC97.
With the module that is in the kernel (snd_intel_8x0) i have only front 2 speakers working. If i do "duplicate front" in alsamixer i hear the rear ones too. No subwoofer and no center speaker working.
If i boot windows everything works fine, so the hardware is not damaged or broken.
Then, i downloaded the newest Nvidia driver. I installed and loaded the nvsound module. Well, now 4 speakers are working. No subwoofer, no center again.
I played around with alsamixer and nvmixer for days. No result.
What am i doing wrong?
0000:00:05.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation nForce MultiMedia audio [Via VT82C686B] (rev a2)
0000:00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 AC97 Audio Controler (MCP) (rev a1)
0000:00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 External PCI Bridge (rev a3)
Module Size Used by
snd_rtctimer 2448 0
snd_pcm_oss 48288 0
snd_pcm 83528 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer 21700 2 snd_rtctimer,snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc 7620 1 snd_pcm
snd_mixer_oss 17664 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd 46884 4 snd_pcm_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mixer_oss
nvsound 1538328 1
ntfs 105648 1
w83781d 33128 0
i2c_sensor 2944 1 w83781d
i2c_nforce2 5504 0
forcedeth 16640 0
3c59x 38248 0
I have Debian (Sid) Linux. I tried different kernels: 2.6.8, 2.6.9 and today 188.8.131.52. I compiled all the alsa stuff as modules, and the OSS emulation stuff. But i did not compile OSS at all. Did i do anything wrong?