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Enabling Stereo to Surround Sound In Ubuntu (Using Alsa)

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#1 Linoman


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Posted 03 November 2008 - 05:49 PM

Unlike the previous surround sound guide I posted. This one is aimed at users using (K)Ubuntu and those who prefer using ALSA sound architecture rather than Pulse Audio. This may also work in other distros but has not been tested.

1) Go to a terminal and type the following Excluding the inverted commas: (Please ensure you have a root session in terminal)

"gedit .asoundc"

Enter your password. A document will come up. Paste the following into it: (Excluding the inverted commas)

"pcm.!dmix {
type plug
slave {
pcm surround51
channels 6
pcm.!default {
type plug
slave.pcm "dmix"
slave.channels 6
route_policy duplicate

Save and exit.

If you are using KDE replace gedit with Kwrite



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