[alsa-devel] State of the XFi driver on x86_64

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Mon Nov 3 08:09:43 CET 2008

At Mon, 3 Nov 2008 10:42:55 +1100,
Toby wrote:
> 2008/11/2 WILMES Andreas <administrator at webspace.ms>:
> > Hello everbody,
> >
> > Can someone give the current state of the driver? What are his features,
> > what is working?
> I've been watching this thread for a while, and occasionally trying
> out new builds, as I have an original PCI X-Fi emu20k1.
> Everyone else seems to be reporting decent successes, but I have never
> managed it myself.
> Playing back sound files at any sample-rate results in a repeating
> burst of static. Adjusting the period/buffer parameters to aplay will
> cause the pitch/tone of the static burst to change, but never turn
> into anything remotely like the desired sound.
> I'm running this on a 64-bit system (Ubuntu 8.04 with a custom
> compiled kernel). Is anyone else having success on this platform?

Maybe the difference of SB X-Fi model?

IIRC, the boards people reported to work are either the original X-Fi,
SB055x or SB077x model.  Is yours Vista-compatible one?
It appears in /proc/asound/cards as UAA, and can be identified via PCI


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