I have a “Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI-E” sound card and I cannot get the drivers to work. I am running openSUSE 11.1 64bit version. I found the right drivers from here but when I try to install I am getting error msg.
It should be noted that this card is not a true X-FI but rather a re-branded audigy.Sadly I can confirm that as of this date it does not work with 11.2 or any other linux distro (to my knowledge). It is being worked on in ALSA, but it has yet to function properly.
I do have an on-board chip though, so I don’t really need it, but I would like to get it working some time soon :(.
If it’s a X-Fi board with CA0110 (i.e. only HD-audio / Vista mode, no emu20kx
chip), it’s known that it doesn’t work.
Takashi Iwai is an alsa developer, and my view then was if he states it unfortunately does not work yet with Linux, then it likely does not work then with Linux. Any Linux.
There have been some alsa releases since, and I know note this when searching for the CA0110: Changes v1.0.20 v1.0.21 - AlsaProject and its possible that patch did not make it into the 1.0.20/1.0.21 of openSUSE-11.2. Hence you could try updating to 1.0.23 of alsa per guidance here: SDB:Alsa-update - openSUSE . Don’t forget to restart after updating. Note YaST does not yet work with X-Fi so do NOT use YaST when trying to configure. Just reboot and test with NO /etc/modprobe.d/50-sound.conf file. None.
If that fails then you could try writing a bug report on openSUSE-11.2, with guidance here for bug reporting: Submitting Bug Reports - openSUSE … use your opensuse forum username and password to log in to bugzilla. Raise the bug report against component “sound”. Do NOT reference a forum thread but rather put everything in the bug report that is useful. In particular attach to the bug report the /tmp/alsa-info.txt file from running: