Diamond Xtreme sound card is very receptive by Linux. I battled with this issue for many months but was too stubborn to shell out 20 buck until here lately. Man I wish I would have done this 6 months ago. Linux picked up the sound card and i have sound in everything. The $20 version i picked up came with Audacity, even though you can download it free i thought it was a good sign that the sound card would work with Linux. Besides if it doesn't work for you, you can alway return the card and get you a big value meal at your favorite fast food restaurant. Now if i could only get my van working, but that's another headache.