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    5.1 DD option not available

    I have done some serious searches and found little on any actual solutions other than "ubuntu should come with correct drivers installed", and a thread from back in 2008 regarding the same issues I am having. I just installed 12.04 and everything is working fine, except the XFI Fatality audio card. It plays sound but the 5.1 audio is not working properly. In windows, I was able to make adjustments for correct 5.1 output to my home theater receiver using XBMC. Now that I have switched to ubuntu, the audio is in stereo only, and the only cause I can find is the driver. I was able to find a linux driver and download it, but I have no clue on how to install. Please help.
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    Re: XFI Driver Install

    Is this the driver?

    http://support.creative.com/Downloads/welcome.aspx

    Have you done this?

    To install the driver, do the following:
    1. Download the tarball package onto your local hard disk.
    2. Un-tarball the downloaded package to unpack its contents.
    3. Read the README file and follow the instructions.
    Try loading File Manager and right clicking on the tarball and selecting Archive Manager and then Extract. You might want to put the tarball in its own folder. What does the README file say?

    https://help.gnome.org/users/file-ro...xtract.html.en

    Regards.
    Last edited by grahammechanical; May 12th, 2013 at 10:15 PM.
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    Re: XFI Driver Install

    Have you checked alsamixer to make sure all the channels are turned on? See the screenshot to see what mine looks like
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    Re: XFI Driver Install

    Quote Originally Posted by grahammechanical View Post
    Is this the driver?

    http://support.creative.com/Downloads/welcome.aspx

    I looked at that page and I could not see a driver for Linux there. Am I missing something?


    Have you done this?



    Try loading File Manager and right clicking on the tarball and selecting Archive Manager and then Extract. You might want to put the tarball in its own folder. What does the README file say?

    https://help.gnome.org/users/file-ro...xtract.html.en

    Regards.
    I am not sure what tarball is? I am a novice.

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    Re: XFI Driver Install

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    Have you checked alsamixer to make sure all the channels are turned on? See the screenshot to see what mine looks like
    I don't know how you got to that screen.

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    Re: XFI Driver Install

    I found the right file and opened the tarball. the readme says the following:

    Quick install

    =============
    In terminal,

    1) Goto source directory
    2) Execute make command as root
    make
    make install

    Uninstall
    =========
    In terminal,
    1) Goto source directory
    2) Execute make command as root
    make uninstall

    Can someone show me the proper commands to use in the terminal to accomplish this? Thanks.

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    Re: XFI Driver Install

    Anyone?

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    Re: XFI Driver Install

    In the terminal, do a "cd" to the folder where you extraced the files, then type in the following:
    Code:
    sudo make
    sudo make install
    When asked for you password, use the same password you'd use to login to your computer. Nothing will show on the screen when you type it, this is normal.
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    Re: XFI Driver Install

    You have to:
    1) open a terminal

    2) "navigate" to the directory in which you have extracted the tarball
    Code:
    cd path/to/the/directory
    you can use the tab key to type the directory path faster

    3) give the command
    Code:
    make
    it should compile the source files found in the directory into one or more executables or libraries

    4) give the command
    Code:
    sudo make install
    this command will ask you for your password and will copy the files generated in the step above in the correct positions.

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    Re: XFI Driver Install

    Quote Originally Posted by marianoa View Post
    You have to:
    1) open a terminal

    2) "navigate" to the directory in which you have extracted the tarball
    Code:
    cd path/to/the/directory
    you can use the tab key to type the directory path faster

    3) give the command
    Code:
    make
    it should compile the source files found in the directory into one or more executables or libraries

    4) give the command
    Code:
    sudo make install
    this command will ask you for your password and will copy the files generated in the step above in the correct positions.
    The file is extracted and located on the desktop.

    If I do the following, would this be correct?

    cd Desktop
    sudo make
    sudo make install

    Will it know to install the file on my desktop?

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