X-Fi Driver Goes Linux Open Source

"After a couple years of promises, Creative seems to have finally delivered."

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X-Fi Driver Goes Linux Open Source
 
Creative Technologies has a fairly long history of what users call terrible driver support, most notably with the Linux platform. Creative has been promising Linux drivers for a couple years now.  After a number of messy releases, their work was unfortunately delayed with the advent of Windows Vista.
 
Well now it seems things might be changing.  Creative has just posted an official X-Fi source release driver for the Linux 32- and 64-bit platforms that is licensed under the GNU GPLv2.
 
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.
 
Driver Download Page
Official Discussion Thread
 
Any Linux users fancy taking it for a test spin?
 
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10-11-2008, 08:00:22

zachig

Do it!!

having a wicked time, just got into christchurch. 25c degrees!! before we got here they said on the news it was snowing. Not sure where :p


Hehehe...:p 25C is definitely NOT snowing! I hope you enjoy the weather there! ;)

And for me, don't you worry, I'm pretty sure I'll visit there in the future.

Like I said, I already have plans for that and hopefully It'll come true in the next two years or so...:yumyum:

20-11-2008, 09:35:36

nathan
well, i'm home!!! was a brill holiday! Loved every bit of it, only bad thing was that i wanted to stay. I may post more pics (there not that good).

Bungee went well!! They made me do it twice as the first time they didnt record it and as it 's for charity i got a second free go :)

anyway, here's a pic from the bungee!

[IMG]http://upload.overclock3d.net/dwn/201436009866/bungee.jpg[/IMG]

EDIT: the videos here

20-11-2008, 12:52:11

Jim
Holy cr@p :eek:

Btw u won something while u was away ;)

20-11-2008, 13:18:13

nathan

Holy cr@p :eek:

Btw u won something while u was away ;)



did i? :O

i checked my emails, but didnt see anything.

21-11-2008, 04:22:12

zachig

did i? :O

i checked my emails, but didnt see anything.


No, seriously...You really won. :D Go watch over OC3D Poll Competition...;)

21-11-2008, 10:24:55

nathan

No, seriously...You really won. :D Go watch over OC3D Poll Competition...;)



cheers for the heads up! i won a psu :)


On a side note, i managed to raise £700 for rainbows children hospice, was hoping to raise £100 but didnt get there, still £700 is better than nothing.

21-11-2008, 10:35:00

zachig

cheers for the heads up! i won a psu :)


On a side note, i managed to raise £700 for rainbows children hospice, was hoping to raise £100 but didnt get there, still £700 is better than nothing.


I guess you meant £1000 and not £100...;)

Anyway, even £700 is very impressive! WELL DONE!!! :worship: And...CONGRATS (on the PSU) of course...;)

21-11-2008, 20:43:50

gotmaxpower
I guess it shows that karma works out after all. :D

Also, Well done on raising the money, I'm sure they'll be very grateful. :)

22-11-2008, 03:18:00

nathan

I guess you meant £1000 and not £100...;)

Anyway, even £700 is very impressive! WELL DONE!!! :worship: And...CONGRATS (on the PSU) of course...;)



i did indeed mean £1000, guess the jet lag hasnt warn of yet :p

22-11-2008, 05:36:29

zachig

i did indeed mean £1000, guess the jet lag hasnt warn of yet :p


Hehehe...I bet it was the jet lag. :D

Anyway, I'm guessing you did it on a voluntary basis. If so, that's very kind of you. :worship: I really like and appreciate people like you! ;) WAY TO GO!!! :worship:
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