[alsa-devel] Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi and X-Fi Titanium Series Linux 32bit/64bit Driver Source released

Toby dryfter at gmail.com
Fri Nov 7 00:36:09 CET 2008

2008/11/7 Bjoern Olausson <lkmlist at gmail.com>:
> Creative released a driver today....
> I am hasitating to install it.. the last one was so crappy and I just
> installed my gentoo new ;-)
> But it looks really like the SOURCE, so maybe it will help to pimp the
> ALSA driver (would rather see an implementation in alsa then an driver
> from Creative)

Is the new driver providing an ALSA device, or an OSS-style /dev/dsp one?

Personally I'd rather see an open-source driver make it into ALSA to
support the X-Fi, rather than relying upon Creative's terrible quality
and dreadful timeliness.

I'll try out the Creative driver on the weekend, and see if it works
where the ALSA one doesn't. (I just get loops of static from the
experimental ALSA driver.. it's like a memory ring buffer somewhere is
*meant* to be getting filled with an audio stream, but isn't - but the
card is still playing from it.)


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