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    works great for MP3's an other misc playback, it is beta code so be warned, works with all distros 2.6+

    v4.0 build 1013 and up, current is 1015

    http://www.opensound.com/download.cgi :toast:
     
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    hmm Im really new to Linux, but does this cover Ubuntu?
     
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    sure does just download the .deb package and double click it to install just like an exe.

    do a reboot and you should be set.

    go to system>settings>sound and make sure everything says OSS
     
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    32 & 64bit or just 64?
     
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    32 bit and 64 bit (2 versions)
     
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    And is there any difference between 2,6 (x86) and 2,6 (amd64) (i'm using AMD 64 X2 cpu)?
    edit: Looks like i'm found answer to my question :)
    Thanks for info, i'm downloading Ubuntu right now. :)
     
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    just to make sure you know the amd64 build of ubuntu just has a slightly differently compiled kernel. so if you're running an x2 its advised, but if you run the amd version you can get the actual creative compiled driver.
     
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    AAh.. finally! I was toiling to get the Creative drivers to work.
     
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    Good news is that it works like a champ. Better news is that I actually found it to sound better than the latest Windows driver from Creative. The card works alright, no mode selection.
     
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    sweet deal, glad i could help :)

    im so happy i got it working!!
     
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    Skip Ubuntu, not worth it. Go get OpenSUSE 10.3, it's much better.
     
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    Mmm ok. Ubuntu installation failed anyway :)
     
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    must be a giant ass relief to creative cause they dont have to get off their fat lazy asses and work on/ make a linux driver.
     
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    They can't even make proper Windows Vista drivers. I wouldn't count on them for anything. There are so many other sound card manufacturers out there anyway. Does EAX even work on Linux?
     
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    This OSS module provides basic PCM output, you don't get any features that are exclusive to the product. Besides, I found the output quality better than the Windows driver provided by Creative. For reference I listened to the radio station Groove Salad (on SomaFM, link in my sig) using VLC for Windows and Linux (FC7), the output on the Linux (FC7) + OSS + VLC sounded better.
     
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    Any one think Creative are gonna sue the guy making these drivers?

    I wonder when 3850 drivers come out for linux. ATI isnt even supporting Hybrid Xfire for Linux ATM.
     
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    i could see them doing that based on recent events. :laugh:

    personlly i like the apt package manager that you get from debian based distros too much
     
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    Apt can be got to Suse too but I'm a Ubuntu fan too.
    The consumer should file a case against creative for bad driver support.
     
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    what about freebsd support?
     
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    ah, i see they have a d/l for the latest bsd versions. excellent!!
     
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    Why? Creative clearly states what OS is supported when you buy the package. In no way do they state anything about future support. File a case all you want, they have covered their bases and you'll just lose.

    You would make more impact by just not buying their products to begin with.
     
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    Creative finally released the reference papers for the X-fi to OSS, so no suing here. :laugh:
     
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    I dont own creative stuff ATM. I had a 2.0 speakers long back and they lasted for around 7 years. They were pretty good and I guess one cant really file a case against them for bad driver support:eek:
     
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    If it says on the retail box when you purchase it that it supports Windows 2000 and XP, and you go get Windows Vista or a Linux distro and the sound card doesn't work then there's nothing you can do. Creative Labs never guaranteed support on other operating systems nor did they put it on the box when you purchased it.

    I dislike that they don't implement all features of the Audigy2 ZS that I have for Windows Vista but can't do anything about it. That's why I'm using Daniel_K's drivers instead.

    In regards to Linux, I just have to use something that's compatible. I have OpenSUSE 10.3 loaded on both my Dell Latitude D400 laptop and a Dell Optiplex GX270 ATM. Everything, including the onboard audio, works great on both.

    The only incentive to buy a Creative Labs product in the past was for EAX but newer games aren't even coming with EAX support as Windows Vista moved to OpenAL. Free multichannel audio capability for everyone instead of proprietary EAX. :D
     
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    All This shows that linux is getting popular. Lets see if they start biting into M$'s share in the future :)
     

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