View Full Version : Good Linux Sound Card

July 29th, 2006, 03:33 AM
I am looking to get a new sound card, right now I use an external USB recording device, kinda glitchy with Ubuntu. How are creative cards with ubuntu? I'm looking to spend somewhere between 30-80 USD.

Ares Drake
July 29th, 2006, 11:28 AM
I am using an older Creative Soundblaster Live! (PCI Card), wich works just perfect out of the box. I've heared though that the new cards are trickier to get to work.

Lord Illidan
July 29th, 2006, 11:31 AM
I use a Genius Soundmaker Live 4.1 soundcard, v.cheap, not v.good quality, but sounds good in *nix. Never worked in Mandriva or PCLinuxOs, but always worked in Ubuntu, Fedora, Suse, and most others, out of the box, ofcourse.

July 29th, 2006, 11:31 AM
You could try this wiki page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SupportedHardware

July 29th, 2006, 11:42 AM
do you need this for a laptop or desktop?

I just bought the Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook sound card for my wifes new Fujitsu T4210 Convertible.



July 29th, 2006, 12:08 PM
I use a Creative Labs Audigy 2 ZS value on my desktop. The only difference between ZS ans ZS value is the ports on the back of the card which makes the value cheaper :)

July 29th, 2006, 04:05 PM
I use a SB Live Value PCI card... cost me about 20 when I got it almost 6 years ago. Works well in Windows (but not as well as it did when I first got it - think the drivers for XP are poor compared to those on Win98), but works superb on Kubuntu - you get proper surround sound style through my headphones which is great for playing Quake and Unreal Tournament online :)