I have a sound device which is technically 4.1, but I am only able to use two outputs from it (front left and front right). This works fine for stereo applications, but certain games that support surround sound audio try to play sounds in the rear channels, which results in audio I can't hear.
I would like to remap these rear channels to the front ones.
I think the right starting place is with a
pacmd remap command. Currently, the one I have is this:
pacmd load-module module-remap-sink sink_name=rear_stereo master=alsa_output.usb-Focusrite_Scarlett_2i4_USB-00.analog-surround-40 channels=2 master_channel_map=rear-left,rear-right channel_map=front-left,front-right remix=no
However, this doesn't work (if I test the rear left or right outputs, they're still inaudible). What is the correct command to make this remap work?