The senior moderator for hardware forum had kindly informed me that Creative labs’ sound blaster X-FI Titanium was 100% compatible with Open SuSe 12.3. However the X-FI titanium card is not available . The sound cards available from Creative labs are sound blaster Z, and ZX. I would like to know whether the ZX card works with Open SuSe 12.3.
My PC :
Custom made; Intel quad core core I7-3770 CPU;ASUS P8Z77-VLX motherboard; 16 GB DDR3 RAM; 500GB SATA HDD for windows7 64 bit Professional; 500 GB SATA HDD for 64 bit Open SuSe12.3; on board sound; PCIE 210 ZOTAC 1GB Display Card; 2 numbers SATA LG DVD Writers; 24" Samsung LED Monitor;DLINK DSL2730U Router;
R. S. Sardesai
Neither link above mentions the ZX. Does Creating labs also refer to it by a different name?
I note the 3.9 kernel (that is in openSUSE-12.3) also supports the Creative CA0132 DSP, but I don’t know if that is relevant to the Creative Sound Blaster ZX (reference: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTMwODM) . Likely openSUSE-13.1 with its 3.11 kernel has a superior chance of working with the CA0132 (but i don’t know that for certain). I have read posts on a Ubuntu forum where with the 3.11 kernel that Ubuntu users could get sound working on Creative sound devices with the CA0132.
Hi! Thank you very much for your suggestions and information. I will be looking for people experience with creative’s zx sound card under open suse 12.3 environment.
Any way I am thinking of getting this zx card which works in Windows 7 professional. I have one query: Is it possible to read and process the digitized audio data under windows environment in open suse 12.3? I think it should be as it would be .wav file.
It all depends on the codecs used. Not 100% sure what you want to do but I’m guessing that you want to play media files that are on a Windows partition. So yes if the Windows partition is mounted you should be able to play assuming a supported codec is used.