From the top... how do I get sound working in F11 ?

Bill Davidsen davidsen at
Sun Jul 26 21:29:32 UTC 2009

Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> Bill Davidsen wrote:
>> Four of six had simple output to the laptop speakers work after install,
>> the two  desktops had two channel from the sound card, no setting I've
>> found will enable the other speakers from any source, even on hardware
>> which had 5.1 with Windows and FC6.
> You may want to look at:
> I have a surround sound card, but PulseAudio uses just the front
> speakers!
>     Many people have a surround card, but have speakers for just two
> channels, so PulseAudio can't really default to a surround setup. To
> enable all the channels, edit /etc/pulse/daemon.conf: uncomment the
> default-sample-channels line (i.e. remove the semicolon from the
> beginning of the line) and set the value to 6 if you have a 5.1
> setup, or 8 if you have 7.1 setup etc. After doing the edit, restart
> pulseaudio.
The scary thing is that you don't see anything wrong with this picture, seven 
volume control, mixers, and device selectors, and also two config files.

Bill Davidsen <davidsen at>
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