Sound card : Sound Blaster X-Fi ?
geekboy at angrykeyboarder.com
Mon Mar 17 00:10:52 UTC 2008
Vincent Trouilliez spake thusly:
> So I am seeking feedback from you boys (and girls): anybody has
> experience on Ubuntu with an X-Fi ? Is the proprietary driver really a
> joke ?
I didn't know there was one.
> Is there a community/open source driver available for this card ?
"Creative actively preventing support due to no datasheets being released
to ALSA developers. Reverse engineering work not started due to lack of
I guess thee aren't any ALSA devs out there buying new PCs. I've not seen
a new PC with a SoundBlaster card that *wasn't* an X-Fi in quite some
time (well over a year). The X-Fi series replaced the Audigy series.
This truly sucks.
If I were buying a PC today, I'd get it without a sound card and buy a
Audigy card on my own and install it (The Audigy cards are still for sale
- they just aren't found in new PCs).
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