Nice. So does this mean my next rig can safely get itself a sound card from creative ?
No please do not buy anything from creative.
That's something I'd like to know as well but OSS is fine for now.
Originally Posted by bugmenot
you have to compile the driver there is no "support distrib" for now!
Any chance this driver will work with the latest expresscard one (not the XtremeAudio) - the black one with the wireless capability.
EDIT: ExpressCard devices are treated as USB? Well, anyway, it shows up in lsusb as "Bus 003 Device 002: ID 041e:30d2 Creative Technology, Ltd"
Last edited by vladsinger; 06-01-2009 at 07:18 PM.
The slots have a few pins attached to the USB bus, which is why it shows up there.
Originally Posted by vladsinger
So it's not completely a USB device though? It doesn't show up in lspci at all.
There's technically nothing stopping it from being USB-only, but using an entire card slot for a USB device seems pretty wasteful...
Long shot, but have you tried just using the USB-audio driver?
Originally Posted by Ant P.
Just did, but I think I may have screwed it up. Anyway, when I look in dmesg it seems to be recognized as an input device for some reason...thinks it's a keyboard.
[ 211.440117] usb 3-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 7
[ 211.600560] usb 3-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 211.614156] ALSA /usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.20/usb/usbaudio.c:2885: cannot find HEADER
[ 211.614184] snd-usb-audio: probe of 3-2:1.0 failed with error -5
[ 211.638850] input: Creative Technology Ltd SB X-Fi Notebook as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.0/usb3/3-2/3-2:1.3/input/input14
[ 211.672255] generic-usb 0003:041E:30D2.0005: input,hidraw1: USB HID v1.11 Device [Creative Technology Ltd SB X-Fi Notebook] on usb-0000:00:1a.0-2/input3
[ 211.679466] input: Creative Technology Ltd SB X-Fi Notebook as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.0/usb3/3-2/3-2:1.4/input/input15
[ 211.708982] generic-usb 0003:041E:30D2.0006: input,hidraw2: USB HID v1.11 Keyboard [Creative Technology Ltd SB X-Fi Notebook] on usb-0000:00:1a.0-2/input4
I think on-mobo sound cards have pretty much taken over. Comparing the sound quality of different sound chipsets would be interesting though.