I was wondering if anyone knows of some sound cards that are fully supported in Linux. This seems to be a problem for a lot of people.
Personally, I am struggling with this currently. I have been trying out using Linux Mint 21 as my daily driver for a few months now on my desktop. My integrated sound device only allows for the generic stereo output when I really want to use the analog 5.1 output that it is capable of.
As far as I can tell, on my Aorus TRx40 XTREME motherboard, the Realtek ALC4050H and Realtek® ALC1220-VB codec for the rear panel and Realtek ALC4050H codec + ESS SABRE9218 DAC (front panel audio) are not fully supported. In the Mint sound control window, the only selection is the analog stereo option. This does work, but is disappointing that I cannot sue my 5.1 speaker system.
So, I was looking for a compatible sound card I might add in, either a USB device or PCIe device. This is when I found that no one seems to really know. I can only find a few people able to confirm that stereo works on some cards.
Any one know if some cards that fully work?
I was looking at the Sound Blaster Audigy FX , FX V2, Xonar SE 5.1, Xonar FX AE.