I do not have a red volume icon in the system tray.
I did find one in the control panel though. I also did use it to set the audio to 6 channel.
The sub out line is STILL dead.
Will updating the sound drivers harm anything?
The realtek sound application can be accessed in windows by double clicking the red volume icon in the lower right hand corner within the windows tray area, goto the Audio I/O tab and set the combo box to 6 Channel sound. It will not work on any other setting besides 6 channel.
i had same problem.
had to enable 6 chan sound.
then i just muted the center channel
You shouldn't have to reboot. It should work as soon as you change the setting... There was probably something else amiss.