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  • Finally, A Creative X-Fi Driver Going Into ALSA

    Phoronix: Finally, A Creative X-Fi Driver Going Into ALSA

    Support for the Creative X-Fi sound cards on Linux has been a mess to say the least. These high-end audio processors were released by Creative Labs about four years ago and there still isn't pleasant support for the X-Fi series on Linux...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzI3MA

  • #2
    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?
    Last edited by superppl; 05-14-2009, 08:40 PM.

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    • #3
      ZOMG so Creative finally responded to the alsa devs . The v1.00 alsa driver from Creative has been working well for me, so did the sbxfi that was removed from kernel and now it will remerged as snd-ctxfi. Let's see if snd-ctxfi works with Auzen X-Fi cards.

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      • #4
        Hmm. Any differences between this and the OSS4 one? I'm avoiding ALSA like the plague.

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        • #5
          http://mailman.alsa-project.org/pipe...ay/017350.html

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          • #6
            Would have been excited if I still had the card.

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            • #7
              Works flawlessly:

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              • #8
                X-Fi? People are still trying to use that ancient junk?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Ant P. View Post
                  X-Fi? People are still trying to use that ancient junk?
                  Yes one of the best chips for games, and also for sound if made by Auzen, plus when you mod your card not even +1K external DAC can touch the analog sound quality:


                  ^^ OPA2227 on the pic, but as of now I have 2x Burr-Brown OPA637BP OP-AMPS .

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                  • #10
                    How can people mod these cards to make them better? Any tips tricks ideas?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by DeepDayze View Post
                      How can people mod these cards to make them better? Any tips tricks ideas?
                      Hmm the pic seems to be gone, damn imageshack. My and Napalm's worklog: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=182354
                      Also: http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=255682

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                      • #12
                        oh wow. pigs do infact fly.

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                        • #13
                          Does the digital out actually work now?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by L33F3R View Post
                            oh wow. pigs do infact fly.
                            Hope this is not a rather late April Fools' joke

                            Originally posted by hax0r View Post
                            Hmm the pic seems to be gone, damn imageshack. My and Napalm's worklog: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=182354
                            Also: http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=255682
                            I can take a gander at these...as I got an older X-Fi in my junk parts box now.

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                            • #15
                              Okay, I take that joke back. Didn't know people were this serious about it.

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