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Finally, A Creative X-Fi Driver Going Into ALSA

May 15, 2009, 06:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"Months after the sound cards launched there was word from Creative Labs that they would provide a Linux driver complete with support for ALSA and OpenAL with EAX.

"Months later when this binary X-Fi driver was supposed to be released, Creative Labs mentioned that Vista made them dupe Linux since it took more resources to get the X-Fi driver up and running on Microsoft Windows Vista than they realized and so their Linux development efforts suffered as a result. Later that year they released a Linux X-Fi driver that was not only months late but it only supported 64-bit Linux and had other issues too. Their first Linux driver release was in September of 2007 and then in April 2008 they released another Linux driver. This driver did contain 32-bit support, but wasn't close to being bug free."

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