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soundblaster x-fi platinum drivers

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creative has drivers available here but they do not work on my amd 64 x2 chipset. It may be the chipset it doesn't like or I also read about some possible incompatibility with nvidia video drivers.

Installation is in progress. Please wait...
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of executables...
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C... none needed
checking for ranlib... ranlib
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for egrep... grep -E
checking for ANSI C header files... yes
checking for an ANSI C-conforming const... yes
checking for inline... inline
checking whether time.h and sys/time.h may both be included... yes
checking whether gcc needs -traditional... no
checking for current directory... /opt/Creative/XFiDrv_Linux_US-1.18/drivers
checking cross compile...
checking for directory with kernel source... /lib/modules/2.6.24-19-generic/build
checking for directory with kernel build...
checking for directory with ALSA include files... /lib/modules/2.6.24-19-generic/build/include
checking for kernel linux/version.h... yes
checking for kernel linux/autoconf.h... yes
checking for kernel version... 2.6.24-19-generic
checking for GCC version... Kernel compiler: Used compiler: gcc (GCC) 4.2.3 (Ubuntu 4.2.3-2ubuntu7)

*** NO PREDEFINED KERNEL COMPILER IS DETECTED
*** Assuming the same compiler is used with the current system compiler.

*** Please make sure that the same compiler version was used for building kernel.

checking for built-in ALSA... no
checking for existing ALSA module... no
checking to modify of kernel linux/kmod.h... no
checking for kernel linux/compiler.h... yes
checking for kernel linux/pm.h... yes
checking for kernel linux/spinlock.h... yes
checking for kernel linux/irq.h... yes
checking for kernel linux/threads.h... yes
checking for kernel linux/rwsem.h... yes
checking for kernel linux/gameport.h... yes
checking for kernel linux/devfs_fs_kernel.h... no
Creating a dummy <linux/devfs_fs_kernel.h>...
checking for kernel linux/highmem.h... yes
checking for kernel linux/workqueue.h... yes
checking for kernel linux/dma-mapping.h... yes
checking for kernel asm/hw_irq.h... yes
checking for kernel linux/device.h... yes
checking for kernel linux/platform_device.h... yes
checking for kernel linux/jiffies.h... yes
checking for kernel linux/compat.h... yes
checking for kernel linux/adb.h... yes
checking for kernel linux/cuda.h... yes
checking for kernel linux/pmu.h... yes
checking for kernel linux/moduleparam.h... yes
checking for kernel linux/syscalls.h... yes
checking for kernel linux/firmware.h... yes
checking for kernel linux/err.h... yes
checking for kernel linux/bitmap.h... yes
checking for kernel linux/mutex.h... yes
checking for kernel module symbol versions... yes
checking for PCI support in kernel... yes
checking for I2C driver in kernel... module
checking for firmware loader... yes
checking for input subsystem in kernel... yes
checking for directory to store kernel modules... /lib/modules/2.6.24-19-generic/kernel/sound
checking for ISA support in kernel... no
checking for processor type... x86_64
checking for ISA DMA API... yes
checking for 32bit compat support... yes
checking for SMP... yes
checking for Video device support in kernel... yes
checking for strlcpy... no
checking for snprintf... no
checking for vsnprintf... no
checking for scnprintf... no
checking for sscanf... no
checking for vmalloc_to_page... no
checking for old kmod... yes
checking for PDE... no
checking for pci_set_consistent_dma_mask... no
checking for pci_dev_present... no
checking for msleep... no
checking for msecs_to_jiffies... no
checking for tty->count is the atomic type... no
checking for video_get_drvdata... no
checking for io_remap_pfn_range... no
checking for new io_remap_page_range... no
checking for kcalloc... no
checking for kstrdup... no
checking for kzalloc... no
checking for create_workqueue with flags... no
checking for saved_config_space in pci_dev... no
checking for register_sound_special_device... no
checking for RTC callback support in kernel... no
checking for HPET support... yes
checking for Procfs support... yes
checking for class_simple... no
checking for old driver suspend/resume callbacks... no
checking for removal of page-reservation for nopage/mmap... no
checking for nested class_device... no
checking for new unlocked/compat_ioctl... no
configure: creating ./config.status
config.status: creating Makefile.conf
make: *** [all] Error 2
make: *** [install] Error 2
Installation Unsuccessful

So does anyone have any alternatives to this? Using an old driver by force? Maybe someone has a solution to why it doesn't compile? I do not see much possibility, but it is worth asking in case someone else had this problem and solved it.

In the meantime, I have no sound. :(

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I had to install the 32bit library to support this driver, leaving me with a mix of 32/64 bit software ... The soundcard worked (Xi-Fi xtremegamer I think) ... But I had an uneasy feel about it ...So I pawned it on Ebay and used the onboard soundcard :roll:

Though they are putting effort into creating opensource drivers ... It's very obvious it's not "grown-up" yet .

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Are you running 32bit or 64bit Ubuntu. I'd recommend sticking to the 32bit as you aren't going to see much of a performance increase and there will be much less issues to deal with. As far as the driver goes, I don't know whether or not the x-fi can use the audigy driver, but I always use the built in emu10k driver with my audigy 2 zs.

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