Well, looks like I need some help myself LOL
I've built my brother a system around the Asus A7N8X-X mobo with integrated Realtek AC97 sound, but the drivers from the CD don't enable the rear speaker outlets, even when the option is turned on.
I've spent over an hour downloading the latest drivers (22 bloody MB over AOL dialup! and installing them fucks the sound altogether.
Originally we had faders in the volume applet for front and rear outputs but after installing the duff Realtek drivers and then rolling back to the nVidia ones on the Asus CD they aren't there any more.
Has anyone here got any suggestions - no "go and get MSI/Epox/Gigashite" guys please