this worked for me ( i have a X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty Champion Series)
go here http://support.creative.com/Products/Products.aspx?catid=1
and select your card. I Don't know why but if you select X-Fi Xtreme Audio there is no option to download linux drivers
so i hope you don't have this one. If you do maybe try and select one of the other cards and install the drivers anyway it, might work (scary noob advice
). Do this at your own risk.
once you have selected a card, and the page has loaded, scroll down to 'Manual selection
from the drop down menu select 'linux
' and below that select 'all
'. Now click 'submit
' to download the driver, accept the LICENSE AGREEMENT and download the file.
Once downloaded right click the file and open it with 'archive manager
'. Click 'extract
' and extract the files.
Once the files are extracted, right click on the folder that was created and select 'open in terminal
In the Terminal window type 'sudo make
'. Once that completes type 'sudo make install
the drivers should now be installed. To check if they are installed, click on the 'speaker
' on the bottom right of your screen, and select 'Volume Control
'. You should now see a new mixer with 'Creative X-FI (Alsa mixer)
' as the source device.
I DO NOT KNOW IF THIS WILL WORK FOR ALL X-FI CARDS. THIS IS HOW I INSTALLED MY X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty Champion Series ON MINT 6 and 7RC.
i am also one of them windows-escapees and a linux noob.
hope this helps.