View Full Version : [ubuntu] 8.10, Creative Labs SB X-Fi and on-board Intel sound chip

November 3rd, 2008, 03:16 PM

I'm aware of the fact the X-Fi cards have issues on linux, and I've seen that open source drivers exist and with a bit of tinkering it should be possible to get the card to work.

However as I'm not an expert at all and I fear to break more things, I was gonna ask you if it's possible to make ubuntu switch between the X-Fi and the onboard sound chip I have on my motherboard. In other words I was wondering if I can let Ubuntu ignore the non working X-Fi and just stick with the plain embedded chip - it would be better than nothing anyways.

Following is relevant output from lspci -v

05:04.0 Audio device: Creative Labs SB X-Fi
Subsystem: Creative Labs Device 6002
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
Memory at f7bfc000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Memory at f7c00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2M]
Memory at f0000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64M]
I/O ports at cce0 [size=32]
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02)
Subsystem: Dell Device 0214
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at fbffc000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

Any help on how to do this would be greatly appreciated.