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Creative X-fi 64bit beta drivers on the way

Postby razor1394 » Sat Sep 22, 2007 17:27

http://connect.creativelabs.com/linux/L ... .aspx?ID=3

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Drivers will be posted this month.
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Re: Creative X-fi 64bit beta drivers on the way

Postby Eden » Sat Sep 22, 2007 17:41

Unfortunately there just a little but to late (when i say little i mean over a year late), just about everyone i know who got or was thinking of getting an XFI sold theres and bought another card. I still have my xfi, i haven't sold it yet, but my Juli@ is better imo.

Open Source Drivers ftw!
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Re: Creative X-fi 64bit beta drivers on the way

Postby razor1394 » Sat Sep 22, 2007 18:18

Yes I understand. It was almost the same thing with my ATI cards. I sold all mine and bought nVidia because ATI's drivers were extremely bad. But at least this is something. Audigy cards will probably soon be removed from the stores.

At the time of writing Audigy 4 cards have been removed from my favourite store. Only Audigy card left is the first edition (Audigy1). If I were to switch my card to another one it would probably be an X-FI. Perhaps there is a better choice? I need a 7.1 card because I have a 7.1 speaker set.
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Re: Creative X-fi 64bit beta drivers on the way

Postby razor1394 » Mon Sep 24, 2007 13:28

Drivers are out: http://se.europe.creative.com/support/d ... &x=34&y=11

This download is a beta driver providing Linux® 64-bit OS support for Creative Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ series audio devices. For more details, read the rest of this web release note.

Take note of the following:

* THIS IS AN UNSUPPORTED BETA DRIVER. There is no technical support for this driver.
* We recommend that only experienced users install this driver. Do not install this driver on a system used to perform critical tasks.
* Your feedback is a valuable part of our development process. To submit feedback on this driver, visit the Sound Blaster X-Fi Linux Beta Driver Feedback Program.

This download is intended for the following audio devices only:

* 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 MIDI Playback
* ALSA Synth
* ALSA Record
* ALSA Mixer

Known issues:

* This driver source will not compile with GCC version 4 and above.
* S/PDIF passthrough is not supported in this driver release.
* External I/O modules are not supported in this driver release.
* Applications from the original Sound Blaster X-Fi Installation CD will not work with this driver.

Requirements:

* Linux x86_64 OS
* Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi audio devices listed above.

Notes:

* To install the driver, do the following:
1. Download the XFiDrv_Linux_US-1.04.tar.gz package onto your local hard disk.
2. Double-click the downloaded package to unpack its contents.
3. Read the README file and follow the instructions.
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Re: Creative X-fi 64bit beta drivers on the way

Postby Zard » Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:27

Hi Razor1394. Let us know if you try those X-FI Drivers, and by the way, I have
a Powered 7.1 Speaker Set connected out from 3 year old Supported Intel MB's
Onboard HD 7.1 that "Kmix" is set at 8 Channels....... Sounds Great! 8)
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Re: Creative X-fi 64bit beta drivers on the way

Postby bobpur » Thu Oct 04, 2007 17:14

My high dollar, high powered, money suckin' personal entertainment audio powerhouse computer has an X-Fi card in it and I love it. It's, also, a windows only machine. Oh well, everything has a downside:)
Anything I build that has linux in it gets a Diamond Technologies 5.1 or 7.1 sound card. They are cheap at, about, $20.00 for a 5.1 and $30.00 for a 7.1 on http://www.newegg.com. The sound is comparable to the X-Fi cards except on top end. They lose a little to the X-Fi cards. Linux compatible? They ship with Audacity. I believe Maximum PC did a comparison that backs up what I've said about these cards except they never compared tthem on a linux box.
I have three in different machines and (for the money) they are great. Never a problem with sound on any distro I've tried so far that was the cards fault.
I hope this helps anyone hurting for a sound card.
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