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    -Sven- NNTP User

    Default Installing Sounddrivers

    Hi,
    I need help installing the drivers for my Creative XFi Extreme Music. Probably the problem isn't located in the drivers, I'm pretty new to linux, just installed make and gcc (somehow the old version was needed, or so it seemed to me). I downloaded the drivers from here: Creative sound blaster x-fi linux driver - Linux * Screw they were linked in the Hardwaresection here. (Where are drivers located in linux, btw? I put them in /etc, something with the alsa-drivers was located there, I think.)

    When trying to install them with make and make install, as it was described in the readme-file I got those errors:
    Code:
    linux-6vh4:/etc/XFiDrv_Linux_Public_US_1.00 # make
    make -C /lib/modules/2.6.27.7-9-default/build M=/etc/XFiDrv_Linux_Public_US_1.00
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.27.7-9-obj/x86_64/default'
    make[1]: *** Keine Targets angegeben und keine make-Steuerdatei gefunden.  Schluss. 
      (no targets specified and no make-controlfile found. end. (a Makefile is in the directory, if that's what's meant))
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.27.7-9-obj/x86_64/default'
    make: *** [all] Fehler 2 (error 2)
    linux-6vh4:/etc/XFiDrv_Linux_Public_US_1.00 # make install
    Copy module files...
    cp: Aufruf von stat fr „ctxfi.ko“ nicht mglich: Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden 
      (call(?) of stat for „ctxfi.ko“ not possible: file or directory not found)
    make: *** [install] Fehler 1 (error 1)
    I have another question that has nothing to do with the sounddrivers - I tried to install a program (with make, too) and have to choose between some options in the makefile. One of them is something with gfortran, f77, g77, which I don't know. Regardless of what I choose, make gives an errormessage (command not found), but when I looked for gfortran, for example it said, it was a part of gcc (which I needed to install make, so I definitely have that...).

    Thanks for any advice...

    Edit: Haha - "Puzzled Penguin", yes...fits quite right...

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    Default Re: Installing Sounddrivers

    when compiling programs from source, it is a good idea to install the development files via YaST,basically this will install necessary programs to help compile. Sometimes,an esoteric piece of software is required,but, the programmer usually includes a readme file with the source,which will contain a list of files needed to compile the program. As a rule of thumb, the very basic you need to compile is; make, gcc/gcc++ and kernel sources.

    Andy
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    -Sven- NNTP User

    Default Re: Installing Sounddrivers

    Thanks, I managed to install molden now (the second question) - gfortran wasn't installed automatically with gcc. The make and gcc I installed via YaST (I think), but I thought you could only find and install linux-related software (such things as gcc, for example). And it gave no results when searching for sounddrivers, creative xfi, or similar things.
    What are the kernel sources? And the readmefile of the sounddrivers doesn't say anything abut needed programs:
    Code:
    ====================================================================
    ^M
      Sound Blaster X-Fi Linux 32/64-bit Driver Source Release Readme File^M
      September 2008
    ^M
    ====================================================================
    ^M
    The purpose of this document is to describe how to build and install the
    X-Fi Linux device driver.^M
    ^M
    ^M^M
    Quick install
    ^M
    =============^M
    In terminal,
    ^M
    1) Goto source directory^M
    2) Execute make command as root^M
       make^M
       make install^M
    ^M
    Uninstall^M
    =========^M
    In terminal,^M
    1) Goto source directory^M
    2) Execute make command as root^M
       make uninstall^M
    ^M
    ^M
    Copyright (c) 2008 Creative Technology Ltd. All rights reserved.^M
    ====================================================================^M
      End of Readme File^M
    ====================================================================

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    Default Re: Installing Sounddrivers

    kernel sources,make,gcc/gcc++ all come on the install media or from a repository.As for the sound drivers for x-fi i have not compiled them. Post a link to the tarfile (preferrably in english) & i'll have a look

    Andy
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    Default Re: Installing Sounddrivers

    @-Sven-

    Just fwiw I came across this; don't know if this is the same driver software as you found. Creative Linux Sound Card Support. Also, I saw elsewhere that one user solved this problem by switching from ALSA to OSS.

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    -Sven- NNTP User

    Default Re: Installing Sounddrivers

    Edit: I just found someone with the same problem: http://forums.opensuse.org/hardware/...l-problem.html so my thread is not needed anymore, I guess - thx so far

    @mingus - It's the same. The OSS-Drivers worked when I installed them on ubuntu a year ago, or something. I just think I read, it wouldn't work with the newer KDE-Versions, but I have not tried, so I will, probably. However, the problem with the creative-drivers are not the drivers itself (at least until now), but how to install them and I'd like to know that either way...

    @deltaflyer - link

    And again, witch directory is used for drivers on linux?

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    Default Re: Installing Sounddrivers

    Sound drivers are typically loaded as kernel modules, and are located under the kernel version's directory under /lib/modules.

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