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Any compatible drivers for Sound Blaster Z in 64bit?

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:55 am
by Cyber Akuma
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?

Re: Any compatible drivers for Sound Blaster Z in 64bit?

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:04 am
by eanfrid
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.

Re: Any compatible drivers for Sound Blaster Z in 64bit?

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:40 am
by craftkiller
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.

Re: Any compatible drivers for Sound Blaster Z in 64bit?

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:33 pm
by l5d
eanfrid wrote: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.

This sound card still not work in Mint 17 Qiana with Kernel 3.13.0.24 generic.

i have one in my PC, i can try some tests if a dev will take some time to explain me what i can do to help him.
Please, take preferentially simples terms to explain, because my first language is french. i will try to cope with that, indeed. :oops:

the first point to start :

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~ $ inxi -A
Audio:     Card-1 NVIDIA GK107 HDMI Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA v: k3.13.0-24-generic
           Card-2 Creative Labs Device 0012 driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-3 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) driver: snd_hda_intel