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

The Source thesourcehim at gmail.com
Fri Nov 7 06:02:12 CET 2008

The Source пишет:
> Toby пишет:
>> 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.)
>> Cheers.
>> Toby
> It was incompatibility with older kernels. Updated to 2.6.27 and 
> driver works now. But no 5.1 support again :(
OSS mixer has no functionality. It is present (/dev/mixer) but no app 
can use it for volume control. OSS playback is fine however.

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