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    Creative finally release X-Fi drivers for Linux...

    ... but in true Creative style, the build system and support scripts are buggy as hell, and people are having problems getting the binary blob wrapper to compile on their systems. You can get the driver from here:
    http://connect.creativelabs.com/linux/FAQ/Home.aspx

    Anyone attempting to build this for their systems might be interested in the following patch:
    http://olausson.de/x-fi/
    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    ...every time Creative bring out a new card range their advertising makes it sound like they have discovered a way to insert a thousand Chuck Norris super dwarfs in your ears...

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    Re: Creative finally release X-Fi drivers for Linux...

    O M G!
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    Re: Creative finally release X-Fi drivers for Linux...

    x86-64 only

    fo' realz?

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    Re: Creative finally release X-Fi drivers for Linux...

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    x86-64 only

    fo' realz?
    Yes, that's kind of odd. But I guess the way they see it is x86_64 is a fairly popular and modern arch for Linux, knock a 'working' driver out to see how it fairs, and get an i386 driver out later.

    The effort to get it to build right is on Gentoo Forums, and #creative @ irc.freenode.net. The build system is really messy, with all kinds of noob mistakes.
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    Re: Creative finally release X-Fi drivers for Linux...

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    x86-64 only

    fo' realz?
    Baby steps. That's quite enough thank you, there's already been earthquakes, millions dead round the peak district area, emergency services can't cope as it is.
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