No analog 5.1 sound

System:
Kernel: 6.1.7-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.1
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=de841ed7-b183-4377-967d-8cd9c33d91db rw [email protected]
quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.26.5 tk: Qt v: 5.15.8 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Desktop Mobo: ASRock model: B450 Pro4 serial: <superuser required>
UEFI: American Megatrends v: P5.00 date: 05/10/2021
CPU:
Info: model: AMD Ryzen 7 1700 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen level: v3
note: check built: 2017-19 process: GF 14nm family: 0x17 (23) model-id: 1
stepping: 1 microcode: 0x8001138
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 8 tpc: 2 threads: 16 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 768 KiB desc: d-8x32 KiB; i-8x64 KiB L2: 4 MiB desc: 8x512 KiB
L3: 16 MiB desc: 2x8 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 1534 high: 2684 min/max: 1550/3000 boost: enabled
scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: ondemand cores: 1: 1376 2: 1550
3: 1550 4: 1376 5: 1349 6: 1377 7: 1375 8: 1550 9: 1378 10: 1550 11: 1550
12: 1550 13: 1550 14: 1409 15: 1376 16: 2684 bogomips: 95992
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
Vulnerabilities: <filter>
Graphics:
Device-1: AMD Vega 10 XL/XT [Radeon RX 56/64] vendor: Sapphire
driver: amdgpu v: kernel arch: GCN-5 code: Vega process: GF 14nm
built: 2017-20 pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 ports:
active: HDMI-A-1 empty: DP-1,DP-2,DP-3 bus-ID: 0b:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:687f
class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.6 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.7
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: amdgpu unloaded: modesetting
alternate: fbdev,vesa dri: radeonsi gpu: amdgpu display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22")
s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
Monitor-1: HDMI-A-1 mapped: HDMI-A-0 model: LG (GoldStar) MP59G
serial: <filter> built: 2015 res: 1920x1080 hz: 75 dpi: 102 gamma: 1.2
size: 480x270mm (18.9x10.63") diag: 551mm (21.7") ratio: 16:9 modes:
max: 1920x1080 min: 720x400
API: OpenGL v: 4.6 Mesa 22.3.3 renderer: AMD Radeon RX Vega (vega10 LLVM
15.0.7 DRM 3.49 6.1.7-zen1-1-zen) direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: Creative Labs CA0132 Sound Core3D [Sound Blaster Recon3D /
Z-Series BlasterX AE-5 Plus] driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 1102:0012 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD Vega 10 HDMI Audio [Radeon 56/64] driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 0b:00.1
chip-ID: 1002:aaf8 class-ID: 0403
Sound API: ALSA v: k6.1.7-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-1: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
Sound Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.64 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: ASRock driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1
port: f000 bus-ID: 08:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp8s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 2.04 TiB used: 1.62 TiB (79.4%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Kingston model: SV300S37A120G
size: 111.79 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: BBF0 scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Seagate model: ST2000DM008-2FR102
size: 1.82 TiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> rev: 0001 scheme: GPT
ID-3: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 vendor: Silicon Power model: SPCC M.2 SSD
size: 111.79 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 21.1 scheme: GPT
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 68.36 GiB size: 68.36 GiB (100.00%)
used: 11.47 GiB (16.8%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 100 MiB size: 96 MiB (96.00%)
used: 27.6 MiB (28.8%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sdc1 maj-min: 8:33
ID-3: /home raw-size: 68.36 GiB size: 68.36 GiB (100.00%)
used: 11.47 GiB (16.8%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 68.36 GiB size: 68.36 GiB (100.00%)
used: 11.47 GiB (16.8%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 68.36 GiB size: 68.36 GiB (100.00%)
used: 11.47 GiB (16.8%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.54 GiB used: 3 MiB (0.0%) priority: 100
dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 32.9 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 53.0 C
mem: 51.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 1338
Info:
Processes: 351 Uptime: 1h 28m wakeups: 0 Memory: 15.54 GiB
used: 3.97 GiB (25.5%) Init: systemd v: 252 default: graphical
tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.2.1 clang: 15.0.7 Packages: pm: pacman
pkgs: 1484 libs: 459 tools: octopi,paru Shell: fish v: 3.6.0 default: Bash
v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.24
Garuda (2.6.14-1):
System install date:     2023-01-20
Last full system update: 2023-01-20 ↻
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager dracut
Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
Failed units:

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I mean analog 5.1 sound from creative sundblaster recon3d PCI cards. I have a Cretive 5.1 set connected to this card using 3 jack cables. I have already tested all the ways from different forums. And alsa and pulse and pipewire and nothing helped. Only analog stereo is visible in the audio settings. 3 months already trying to do something about it and nothing. And that's how it is on every system (Ubuntu, Mint, Garuda, etc.) I don't want to go back to windows but I also don't want to have such poor sound quality. Please help.
Thank you and best regards.

There are several open kernel bugs filtering by "CA0132".
https://bugzilla.kernel.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=CA0132
Maybe many are not relevant, but some seem to me to be.
Missing (or poor) Linux support from the vendor should be probably blamed in my opinion...

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thank you

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