Sound Balster X-fi series NEW Driver

  • vonsai
Posted: Thu, 11/20/2008 - 17:02
There is new drivers for Sound Blaster X-Fi Series. My english is not so good, so I copy & paste this from here: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=creative_xfi_gift&num=1 "Creative's X-Fi on Linux has been far from a pleasant experience, but today that may begin to change. As a move that could be interpreted as either Creative Labs throwing in the towel or them simply acknowledging they want to play with the Linux and open-source communities nicely, they have announced the release of the source-code to their binary driver. This driver is a little less than 13,000 lines and all of it has been put under the GNU GPLv2 license. The Creative XFiDrv 1.00 driver supports the Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic, XtremeGamer, Fatal1ty, Platinum, Elite Pro, and Titanium series. The driver is capable of ALSA PCM playback, ALSA recording, and ALSA mixing. The current limitations for this driver are external I/O modules not being supported. The announcement was made on the Creative Forums and the full source-code is available for download from their support area (it is named XFiDrv_Linux_Public_US_1.00.tar.gz). It appears that this source-code driver is improved beyond their latest binary driver release. Many of the files making up this driver have comments reflecting dates after the last binary driver release in April. We are in the process of testing out this new driver and we will report back if there is any more information to share. Already this driver is known to cause a kernel oops on Fedora 9." Here is the link to download the driver: http://support.creative.com/downloads/download.aspx?nDownloadId=10792 This download is a source release driver providing Linux® 32-bit / 64-bit OS support for Creative Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ and X-Fi Titanium series of audio devices. For more details, read the rest of this web release note. Take note of the following: * We recommend that only experienced users install this driver. Do not install this driver on a system used to perform critical tasks. This download is intended for the following audio devices only: * Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty® Champion Series * Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series * Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Professional Audio * Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium * Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro * Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum * Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty * Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer * Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic Current release features: * ALSA PCM Playback * ALSA Record * ALSA Mixer Known issues: * External I/O modules are not supported in this driver release. * Applications from the Installation CD of your Sound Blaster audio device will not work with this driver. Requirements: * Linux x86 / x86_64 OS * Creative Sound Blaster audio devices listed above Notes: * To install the driver, do the following: 1. Download the tarball package onto your local hard disk. 2. Un-tarball the downloaded package to unpack its contents. 3. Read the README file and follow the instructions.