Debian Lenny Creative XFi Drivers Installation

Creative Labs release his official Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Linux driver. You can find it through creative support site under X-Fi and drivers area.

You need this drivers to get audio from X-Fi, ALSA doesn’t have drivers, but Creative have supplied a data sheet to developers so development work has started.

Status: Front Panel doesn’t work with Creative official drivers (at least as today March 30, 2009)
There is a compatibility issue with Ubuntu 8.04

Installation process: (thanks to NullHead on ubuntuforums)

1) Check if you have the minimal compiling tools to build your driver:
(you can check it first with aptitude show build-essential or … linux-headers-… if you don’t have that install it)
aptitude install build-essential
aptitude install linux-headers-'uname -r'
(if you have trouble with the ”, just check your version with uname -r)

2) Download the official driver with the link provided before or with:

3) On a clean folder unpack the contents of the gzipped tar:
tar -xf XFiDrv_Linux_Public_US_1.00.tar.gz

4) Get into the directory
cd XFi...

5) Compile and install
make install

Then check if the drivers are in your settings (for gnome go to System->Preferences->Sound

6) Finally you have to restart

References: (the original article that works, than you very much NullHead)



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