Any compatible drivers for Sound Blaster Z in 64bit?

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Any compatible drivers for Sound Blaster Z in 64bit?

Postby Cyber Akuma on Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:55 am

Trying to perform a search for my card on this forum was impossible since even when trying to search for the phrase "Sound Blaster Z" it would ignore the z, so I hope I am not posting a repeat question.

Anyway, Linux Mint 14 can see a creative soundcard device in sound settings, and I can select it, but when I choose test audio I can't hear anything, and no applications with sound have any sound coming out either.

I know this is a relatively new card that not many have yet, and Creative's drivers are Windows only, but by any chance is there any 3rd party support for this under Ubuntu/Mint yet?
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Re: Any compatible drivers for Sound Blaster Z in 64bit?

Postby eanfrid on Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:04 am

As usual: if none of the current drivers can handle it, when some devs can get a hand on this card and figure how to make it work on Linux.
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Re: Any compatible drivers for Sound Blaster Z in 64bit?

Postby craftkiller on Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:40 am

I realize this thread is a little old but it looks like Linux 3.9 might be adding support for the Sound Blaster Z. According to alsa_info.sh my Sound Blaster Z uses the CA0132 codec, which accord to http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTMwODM support for that DSP is getting added to 3.9.
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