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I've had good luck with Turtle Beach and Sound Blaster products in Linux. Both are easy to find @ Best Buy, Wal-Mart etc. Avoid the X-Fi cards from SB though, the drivers seem to be hit and miss. I'm currently running a SB Audigy Platinum with no issues in Elyssa 64-bit, it even detected the firewire connection correctly.