No analog 5.1 sound

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
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
Type: Desktop Mobo: ASRock model: B450 Pro4 serial: <superuser required>
UEFI: American Megatrends v: P5.00 date: 05/10/2021
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>
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
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
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>
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
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
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
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
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".
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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