[alsa-devel] Should my Creative X-fi card be loading the snd-hda-intel module

Susan Cragin susancragin at earthlink.net
Wed Jun 24 20:51:22 CEST 2009

My creative x-fi card used to work great with the daily build, and the module I mentioned. 
I've been away for it for a couple of months because I need sound for wine programs and there were issues with wine sound, and I just got back. 
I was surprised to see such a big step backward. 
When I was last using a daily build, both unstable and stable worked for me. 

I also had a CA110-IBG chip on my Creative X-Fi.
Never could get it to work, not under Ubuntu or Fedora, not with the Creative-supplied driver and also not with ctxfi.
So we dropped that card and went to using an Asus PCI-e sound card instead.
As for what module should load, here is what Takashi said on June 11:
Are you sure that your board has really emu20k1 or emu20k2 chip?
X-Fi isn't always with these chips. Some are HD-audio only (thus
snd-hda-intel is the right driver) and some are with CA0106 chip.


    -------- Original Message --------
    Shouldn't it be loading snd-hda-codec-ca0110 instead?
    I am using the 6/24 stable snapshot.

    lspci -vv gives me this.

    05:00.0 Audio device: Creative Labs [SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio] CA0110-IBG
    Subsystem: Creative Labs Device 0018
    Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B- DisINTx-
    Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
    Latency: 64 (500ns min, 5000ns max)
    Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 18
    Region 0: Memory at fdffc000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

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