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  • #31
    does 5.1 work properly?

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    • #32
      Originally posted by chabo View Post
      does 5.1 work properly?
      It works great with DVD playback through VLC, no 5.1 audio on Quake Wars though. Haven't tried it on any other games or movie players yet.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Chrisrada View Post
        It works great with DVD playback through VLC, no 5.1 audio on Quake Wars though. Haven't tried it on any other games or movie players yet.
        Are you going through digital out? If so then your sound will be 2 channel as you don't have a on-the-fly AC3 software encoding going on.

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        • #34
          Could someone please explain with details how can i enable surround sound 7.1 with my x-fi card?
          I have downloaded the driver from the creative site but i only get 2.1 sound.
          I have ubuntu 8.10 32bit.
          Please....i am a newbie in the linux world. I could not understand the previous posts!
          I would appreciate it so much guys
          Thanx a lot

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          • #35
            Im not sure about the Digital out, here's a screenie of my basic sound settings, . .



            I have all of the audio playback set to ALSA since all of the other choices don't seem to play back the 5.1 in DVDs, it could be from my noobie install techniques though.

            VLC doesn't save the 5.1 when I play back so I have to go into Audio/Device/5.1 every time I play a disc.

            An error pops up, . .



            but after closing the dialogue box the surround channels work flawlessley and don't sound bad at all. I'm only doing 5.1 but I see no reason 7.1 wouldn't work.

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            • #36
              uhh, this driver works MUCH better than the creative driver under windows for me =)

              nice job!

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              • #37
                Moot Point

                Originally posted by superppl View Post
                So was there positive communication between the developers and Creative? If not, then there still isn't any reason to care about their products.

                Edit: Well it seems Creative did in fact! Now how long will this last, and should one buy a Creative sound card?
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                For me it's moot, since I have and require the card to be functional in
                both Windows & Unbuntu. Quite simply put - no sound - NO UNBUNTU.

                Wells

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                • #38
                  An ASUS Xonar will sound as good as a Creative card and costs about 50. It uses the C-Media Oxygen chipset and AFAIR works under Linux.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by sentrydogman View Post
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                    For me it's moot, since I have and require the card to be functional in
                    both Windows & Unbuntu. Quite simply put - no sound - NO UNBUNTU.

                    Wells
                    To the kind bloke who suggested spending more coins of the Realm to solve
                    the problem - PHOOEY !

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                    • #40
                      How do you install this in Ubuntu 9.04 ?? Is there a PPA available or do you have to compile stuff to get this to work ??

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                      • #41
                        Nice. So does this mean my next rig can safely get itself a sound card from creative ?

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                        • #42
                          No please do not buy anything from creative.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by bugmenot View Post
                            How do you install this in Ubuntu 9.04 ?? Is there a PPA available or do you have to compile stuff to get this to work ??
                            That's something I'd like to know as well but OSS is fine for now.

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                            • #44
                              you have to compile the driver there is no "support distrib" for now!

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                              • #45
                                Any chance this driver will work with the latest expresscard one (not the XtremeAudio) - the black one with the wireless capability.

                                EDIT: ExpressCard devices are treated as USB? Well, anyway, it shows up in lsusb as "Bus 003 Device 002: ID 041e:30d2 Creative Technology, Ltd"
                                Last edited by vladsinger; 06-01-2009, 06:18 PM.

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