[alsa-devel] Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi and X-Fi Titanium Series Linux 32bit/64bit Driver Source released
thesourcehim at gmail.com
Fri Nov 7 05:42:42 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.)
It was incompatibility with older kernels. Updated to 2.6.27 and driver
works now. But no 5.1 support again :(
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