[alsa-devel] Support for X-Fi external front panel - how hard would it be to add it?
anrieff at gmail.com
Mon Jan 3 01:10:35 CET 2011
I have a Creative X-fi Fatal1ty edition card that goes along with an external
front panel (I/O) module, mounted in the 5.25" bay.
So I see there is no support for the front panel in the ALSA X-fi driver, and
I'm wondering how hard would it be to add it? Is it at all feasible?
I'm hazy on the following stuff:
- Does one need to reverse-engineer how the sound card communicates with the
front panel, or there are datasheets about that available?
- Correct me if I'm wrong, but AFAIK, the emu10k1 driver works fine with SB
Live! or Audigy-based front-panels, so why not borrow some code from there and
hack it into the ctxfi?
I'm ready to try out some hacking with this and get my hands dirty with code
On a related note, there should be some official statement in the wiki saying
that the front panel is not supported, as I did a lot of googling, checking
various ubuntu/fedora forum posts that hinted the lack of support, and I'm
still puzzled... :s
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