Hi. I got a brand new Creative Labs XFi Audio Extreme card which replaces my old Audigy2 card. I downloaded the Linux driver for it and booted up OpenSuse. Of course it auto switched to a suitable driver which is ok, but the surround sound does not work.
Now the problem… From a noob’s point of view all i have to do is (according to the readme), is to issue a ‘Make’ command in terminal. Ok this is where Linux becomes not so simple.
I have the unzipped driver folder in the Documents folder (default unzip folder), and i open a terminal as root. I cd /home, cd barry, cd documents and get an error - ‘no such file or directory’?
no matter what i try i cannot get into the documents folder from the terminal. I put the driver folder into a new temp folder and get the same message when i try to open it.
I can sort of see what’s happening whereby a folder is not a file itself, nor a directory, but how can i open the documents folder so i can open the folder that contains the driver?
Once (if), i get inside the driver folder do i just issue a ‘make /makefile’ command (there is a ‘makefile’ file inside the drivers folder). Once thats done does it install itself (part of the make process), or do i have to go through more hoops just to install a driver.
Is there an easier way to install this driver? I cannot see anyway in the sound options (Yast2), that enables me to browse to a folder and let the system install it automatically (dare i say, like windoze).
Help would be apreciated.