I'm in need of a decent express 54 slot audio card. The laptop's default intel HDA output doesn't work that well. Also the slots on the laptop are loosening up and not holding on to the sound output cable.

I've looked at X-Fi creative cards. One of the their notebook cards do not have a linux driver. http://connect.creativelabs.com/open...20Support.aspx

Does anyone know of any comparable cards which have linux support? Preferably 5.1 channel. And I'm willing to spend up to $70-80.

Would appreciate any help. Thanks.