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    Creative releases Linux driver for X-Fi: 64 bit!

    Well after 2 years they managed to release a Linux driver for the X-Fi soundscards. Except oh well its only for 64 bit. No idea who had that brilliant idea over at Creative.

    Anyways, the driver can be found here:

    http://connect.creativelabs.com/linu...Form.aspx?ID=3

    Story on phoronix about it:

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item&px=NjA2OQ

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    Re: Creative releases Linux driver for X-Fi: 64 bit!

    Whats the logic behing the only 64 bit release? I just cant get that. I use a 64 bit cpu but use a 32bit version of Ubuntu just because it has better support.

    I really, really hate Creative but still they make the best sound cards =(.
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    Re: Creative releases Linux driver for X-Fi: 64 bit!

    Jeezzzz... I'm 32 bits away from the proper driver now. Not quite bright these Creative guys anyway.

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    Re: Creative releases Linux driver for X-Fi: 64 bit!

    Quote Originally Posted by Freddy View Post
    Whats the logic behing the only 64 bit release? I just cant get that. I use a 64 bit cpu but use a 32bit version of Ubuntu just because it has better support.

    I really, really hate Creative but still they make the best sound cards =(.
    , not anymore! High Def audio and video is just better on 64bit. I think with this turn of events, 64 bit Ubuntu became better supported. Java? The iced tea project has a fully open-sourced java implementation that can be used in 32 or 64 bit. Flash? nspluginwrapper works great. Creative drivers? 64 bit only. The "32 bit is better supported" argument was true for Dapper, but times have changed. 64 bit chips should run 64 bit OS now, otherwise you are holding back progress based on old assumptions that are no longer true.
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    Re: Creative releases Linux driver for X-Fi: 64 bit!

    Oookay... that seems very dumb. Better than nothing I suppose.

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    Re: Creative releases Linux driver for X-Fi: 64 bit!

    Well, looks like my X-Fi card will remain on the shelf until I decide to move over to Ubuntu 64bit

    Good thing I didn't pay anything for that card.
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    Re: Creative releases Linux driver for X-Fi: 64 bit!

    This is crazy. You'd think they might as well not have bothered! Many don't have 64bit chips, and many of those who do don't run 64bit linux on them.

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    Re: Creative releases Linux driver for X-Fi: 64 bit!

    Quote Originally Posted by Freddy View Post

    I really, really hate Creative but still they make the best sound cards =(.
    lol, no

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    Re: Creative releases Linux driver for X-Fi: 64 bit!

    About time!! Woot!
    But why only 64bit?
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    Re: Creative releases Linux driver for X-Fi: 64 bit!

    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickMay16 View Post
    This is crazy. You'd think they might as well not have bothered! Many don't have 64bit chips, and many of those who do don't run 64bit linux on them.
    Quote Originally Posted by FuturePilot
    But why only 64bit?
    I'm 99% sure that the reason is technical, and also 99% sure that once a few more of the complications with the 32bit version are worked out they will release it as well.

    This is based only on data I have read about HD stuff working better in 64bit than 32bit, and a theory I have that Creative wants something out the door to get people off their case. When the 32bit version is ready, I am sure it will be released. Until then, it's nice to have something to push people towards 64bit, because they should be doing it anyways but the community has not done a good job providing an impetus for this, and now Creative has.
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