soundcard driver problem

i have one soundcard onboard and another one the Soundblaster xFI extreme audio by Creative…my headphones are connected in the Soundblaster and icant hear anything…Suse recognises my sooundcard but icant hear any sound…:’(

The Soundblaster XFi has very poor support under Linux. For the longest time it was categorized as not being compatible with Linux. Recently some progress has been made, but I believe that requires one to custom compile, and that is in essence for ADVANCED linux users, and not new nor average users. I know I will not waste my time attempting to teach a user how to do this (but its possible other kind souls on this forum might attempt that).

If you are new to Linux (or even an average Linux user), IMHO the chance of your getting the XFi to work is incredibly slim, and not worth the effort.

If your onboard is not Xfi, but if it is hardware that is compatible with Linux, then you may be better off trying to get your onboard sound to work.

try following:

## make sure you got right headers installed 
sudo zypper in linux-headers-`uname -r`

##download driver

## untar it
tar -zxvf XFiDrv_Linux_Public_US_1.00.tar.gz

## change to xfi directory
cd XFiDrv_Linux_Public_US_1.00/

## make it

## install it
sudo make install

reboot your pc

if it doesn’t work keep using onboard sound, it’s not worth it to spend more time on creative. Even you get it work it won’t give you better sound experience then your onboard card, after all creative driver sucks, they have been published only to insure (and insure here is a big word) basic functionality.