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I'm looking around for a decent 5.1 soundcard that supported in Linux (obviously) but im wondering, is there any? I know there is the ALSA project which has drivers they ...
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    Looking for a Sound Card


    I'm looking around for a decent 5.1 soundcard that supported in Linux (obviously) but im wondering, is there any? I know there is the ALSA project which has drivers they work resonably well but I'd rather buy from a company that I can trust will always support Linux.

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    Soundblaster.
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    Soundblaster/Creative don't support Linux and apparently they say they never will, they leave ALSA to create 3rd party drivers for there hardware.

    Not that they don't do a good job I just prefer having hardware where driver support is provided from the manufacturer because it is almost always better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eden
    Soundblaster/Creative don't support Linux and apparently they say they never will, they leave ALSA to create 3rd party drivers for there hardware.

    Not that they don't do a good job I just prefer having hardware where driver support is provided from the manufacturer because it is almost always better.
    I use soundblaster in all of my machines that need sound. They've always worked for me with alsa and oss. It's good to have companies that work with open source and make drivers for Linux like Ralink does with their wireless chipset, but in the end you have to go with what works.
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    I have a CMEDIA sound card, and that works in 4 channel mode.

    techiemoe, in his rants, uses a cmedia sound card if another sound card doen't work. I know its off topic. But I do know that the latest Soundblaster sound cards are REALLY problematic, as there are no drivers for them (like what was said b4).

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    Whats the sound quality like with Cmedia cards?

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    I am unsure about the sound quality.

    It does it's job for me. You may want to get hold of techiemoe, as he may know.
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