I would like a reccomendation on a soundcard that works well with Fedora. I need it to support 5.1 (Virtual or Real, doesn't matter). I've tried the SB Live! 24-bit and the SB Live! 5.1 and I have different problems with both of them.
What I would like to have:
-Sound from front, rear, center, bass as the default configuration, or easily enabled (I don't want to hack my .asoundrc all day)
-Hardware mixing (more than one app can play sound at a time)
-Control volume of all channels with one slider (Master Slider works on all channels)
So, what is a decent card that will meet these requirements?