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hellasyoda 06-27-2008 04:34 PM

Creative x-fi alsa and oss drivers errors
 
Hello again.I have x-fi and skype.Because alsa doesn't support creative i use open sound system.The sound works perfect but skype crush every time when i try to open.But after a lot of tries and google search i got these erros:

Code:

alsamixer
symbol snd_mixer_selem_get_playback_dB, version ALSA_0.9 not defined in file libasound.so.2 with link time reference

When i try change the sound driver from control center>sound & multimedia>sound system i got a windows with the following message:

Code:

The specified library arts could not be found

The diagnostics is
/usr/lib/libasound.so.2 underfined symbol:midiparser_input_buf
possible reasons:
An error occured during your last KDE upgrade leaving an orphaned control module
You have old third party modules lying around

Check these points carefully and try to remove the module mentioned in error message.if it fails, consider contactings your distributor or packager.

The creative has release for x-fi beta drivers so i want to try to install them but when i try i got

Code:

*** NO PREDEFINED KERNEL COMPILER IS DETECTED
*** Assuming the same compiler is used with the current system compiler.

*** Please make sure that the same compiler version was used for building kernel.

checking for built-in ALSA... no
checking for existing ALSA module... yes
checking to modify of kernel linux/kmod.h... no
checking for kernel linux/compiler.h... yes
checking for kernel linux/pm.h. yes
hecking for kernel linux/spinlock.h... yes
checking for kernel linux/irq.h... yes
checking for kernel linux/threads.h... yes
checking for kernel linux/rwsem.h... yes
checking for kernel linux/gameport.h... yes
checking for kernel linux/devfs_fs_kernel.h... no
Creating a dummy <linux/devfs_fs_kernel.h>...
checking for kernel linux/highmem.h... yes
checking for kernel linux/workqueue.h... ye
checking for kernel linux/dma-mapping.h... yes
checking for kernel asm/hw_irq.h... yes
checking for kernel linux/device.h... yes
checking for kernel linux/platform_device.h... yes
checking for kernel linux/jiffies.h... yes
checking for kernel linux/compat.h... yes
checking for kernel linux/adb.h... yes
checking for kernel linux/cuda.h... yes
checking for kernel linux/pmu.h... yes

The installations instructions from creative
Code:

====================================================================

  Sound Blaster X-Fi Linux 32/64-bit Beta Driver Readme File

  April 2008

====================================================================

The purpose of this document is to describe how the X-Fi Linux device
driver is built, packaged, and released.




Quick install

=============


1) You must have the fully configured source for the Linux kernel and
  ALSA which you
 want to use for this device driver. Partial installed
  kernels (e.g. From distribution makers) may be unusable for this
  action.



2) Run one of the following commands as root in the terminal:



  ./installer
 


  OR


  ./installer --with-alsainc=<ALSA_include_directory>



  * ALSA Source Tree


 
  On 2.6 kernels, the location of the ALSA source include directory

      is parsed automatically from the running kernel.

      If it is not in the standard place, specify the path via
 
  --with-alsainc=<ALSA_include_directory>.

 
 
  On 2.4 kernels, the location of the ALSA source include directory

      must be specified via --with-alsainc=<ALSA_include_directory>.



  * Note
      If integrated ALSA is to be used to build, --with-alsainc option

      must not be specified.






Uninstall

=========


In the terminal,


1) Change directory to /opt/Creative/XFiDrv_Linux_US-1.18



2) Run the following command as root


  ./configure

  make uninstall



 * Note

      For GNOME users, You may need to close the Volume Control
      applet before uninstalling. Right-click the Volume icon on the
      GNOME panel and select "Remove From Panel"



3) Manually delete all files in /opt/Creative/XFiDrv_Linux_US-1.18








Copyright (c) 2008 Creative Technology Ltd. All rights reserved.

====================================================================

  End of Readme File

====================================================================

Thanks!!

Daedra 06-27-2008 05:29 PM

I know this really isn't helping buy just FYI, creative finally supplied datasheets to ALSA and ALSA is writing a driver for the X-FI. It should be out a the latest in a few months.

mndar 01-14-2009 09:24 AM

I was thinking of purchasing the X-Fi USB
hellasyoda,
Quote:

Because alsa doesn't support creative i use open sound system.The sound works perfect
Do you have the X-Fi USB or the X-Fi PCI? Is the output satisfactory ?

gargamel 01-14-2009 12:55 PM

The Open Sound System (OSS) sound quality is quite good, but no front panel functions are supported and the OSS solution is not perfectly stable. Most of the time it works, though.
gargamel

mndar 01-14-2009 01:10 PM

What about the volume knob? Does that work?

gargamel 01-14-2009 01:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mndar (Post 3408599)
What about the volume knob? Does that work?

No, at least with my X-Fi Elite none of the front panel controls are functional. Also, I get no sound from the headphones plug. Unfortunately.

gargamel

Daedra 01-14-2009 04:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Daedra (Post 3197374)
I know this really isn't helping buy just FYI, creative finally supplied datasheets to ALSA and ALSA is writing a driver for the X-FI. It should be out a the latest in a few months.

It's funny reading this now, because its 6 months later and were no closer to a alsa driver.

gargamel 01-16-2009 03:54 PM

Creative says the delay is due to the fact that the development of drivers for MS Windows Vista took much longer than anticipated... :-(

gargamel

ppr:kut 01-17-2009 04:29 AM

I have no X-Fi myself, but I'll just put this here anyway.
ALSA Support for the X-Fi is already available since November, although not upstream. I have no idea about the quality of that driver, but you can try yourself.
Here are the links:
Announcement : http://forums.creative.com/creativel...read.id=132288
Download: http://support.creative.com/download...wnloadId=10792


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