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  • Surround Sound Card with Linux Support?

    I read all over the place that Creative Labs is not diligent about Linux support for the X-Fi series (which sounds like ATI's fglrx support - no flaming please!). Therefore, I am looking for a reputable sound card vendor with a solid Linux driver.

    I am in process of researching components for a new PC to run Kubuntu. I have a Dolby Digital 5.1 stereo receiver I want to use for my PC or I will just buy a computer speaker system.

    -EAX support is preferred to offload the CPU from doing sound processing.
    -Analog Devices components are preferred (I try to keep brand loyalty).

    Is the future of Linux sound in OSS or ALSA? Will all modern cards be supported by both?

    Do I have to worry about new cards and Cedega compatibility?

    Thanks in advance,
    Jared

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    see if you can find a used audigy4 or 2...your best bet I think...some stores might still have them collecting dust on some shelf, could worth it to shop around.

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      Originally posted by jared View Post
      Is the future of Linux sound in OSS or ALSA? Will all modern cards be supported by both?
      I put my faith in ALSA.

      Most cards will work with both, but for some OSS is the only option or vice versa.
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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