Solved Sound Blaster Audigy SE soundcard on linux mint 17.2

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April 19, 2016 at 16:34:11
Specs: Windows 7 x64Ult., Linux Mint 17.2, x64, AMD Phenom II x4 955 B.E. Deneb 3.2Ghz/ 8Gig Ram
Hi,

I can't get my SoundBlaster Audigy SE soundcard to work properly on my Linux Mint 17.2.
Mint sees it but only produces sound from the left chanel.

It produces nice 5.1 sound when I use the onboard/motherboard sound. But I also use windows 7 x64 ultimate and 7 prefers the audigy to produce nice sound.
The only option is to remove the sound plugs from the soundblaster ports and plug them into the motherboard ports each time I switch OS's...Pain

Any ideas on how to fix this please so Mint will use the Soundblaster Audigy SE ?

Thanks

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April 23, 2016 at 07:28:17
Use......sudo alsamixer.....in the terminal.

When that is open use the L/R arrow keys to move across the bottom of the screen and the up/down arrows to adjust the volume of all channels.

Mint 17.3 gave me the same problem you describe.



#1
April 20, 2016 at 12:11:18
That seems very odd. It is rare for software/drivers to cause left/right issues apart from settings Are you absolutely certain that there is no balance control or channel mute tucked away somewhere when running your Linux setup?

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April 20, 2016 at 15:09:52
Odd indeed!

I'm on Mint now; I plugged into the Sound Blaster, checked the connections, restarted Mint after I connected to Sound Blaster. Re-checked what you said and Same thing. Sound from left front, left rear and center, but nothing from the right channel or the sub-woofer.

While I was checking; when I adjusted the volume, that would also change the volume slider for my sub-woofer.

I have not installed any Sound Blaster drivers, just have the interface that was included with Mint.


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#3
April 22, 2016 at 23:43:21
Well, Help please

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#4
April 23, 2016 at 03:47:30
You are not being deliberately ignored or something. Folk only help on here in their spare time. You will need to wait for a Linux person to come along with some fresh ideas.

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April 23, 2016 at 07:28:17
✔ Best Answer
Use......sudo alsamixer.....in the terminal.

When that is open use the L/R arrow keys to move across the bottom of the screen and the up/down arrows to adjust the volume of all channels.

Mint 17.3 gave me the same problem you describe.


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#6
April 24, 2016 at 00:48:34
ok Derek.

Thanks cygnusx-1, I was thinking about alsamixer but I just went with Linux since their release of 17.2 and I'm still learning it's workings.

I do appreciate Computing.net, I didn't mean to sound pushy.


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#7
April 24, 2016 at 04:03:29
No problem - words can come across oddly at times, I've been there myself.

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#8
April 24, 2016 at 20:51:18
Thanks cygnusx-1, that worked.

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#9
April 30, 2016 at 13:45:45
Well.....that was the first linux question I have known a possible answer to, having spent a few days trying to resolve the question of sound in one channel only for myself.

As with many things....patience is a virtue and the answers are always out there.


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