X-Fi: Will there ever be proper drivers?
Many years ago, Creative released an official GPL Linux driver for their X-Fi sound card lineup, which eventually made its way into the kernel. This driver however is very basic. All the special features that made these cards desirable are not accessible. It's unlikely that Creative is going to give a damn anymore.
Would it be feasible for the community to write drivers that are up to par with the Windows drivers? I'd contribute, but I am not an experienced programmer.