Call for testing: emu10kx driver for Creative sound cards

Conrad J. Sabatier conrads at
Mon May 29 15:43:12 PDT 2006

On Tue, 23 May 2006 10:36:29 +0400, "Yuriy Tsibizov"
<Yuriy.Tsibizov at> wrote:

> > > This driver can replace emu10k1 driver. Older version of this
> > > driver was available from ports (audio/emu10kx).
> > 
> > [snipped for brevity ]
> > 
> > Talk about uncanny timing!  I've been thinking of replacing my
> > soundcard for a while now.  This looks pretty exciting, especially
> > the MIDI support.
> "evennewermidi" patch needs someone to take care about it - it was
> not updated for two years!

Yes, I wish I understood device driver programming better (i.e., better
than "not at all" :-).  I would gladly volunteer to take this over.
I've got a nice Yamaha synth (keyboard) sitting here just gathering
dust since I quit using Windows altogether (used to use it with
Cakewalk).  I considered switching over to one of the Linux distros just
to be able to make use of it, but I just can't bring myself to part
with my beloved FreeBSD.  :-)

> > Which of the Creative cards would you recommend as "best"?  
> > I'd love to try this!
> I'm not sure what you can find in your local shops... "Audigy 4
> Pro" (SB0380), "Audigy 2 Value" (SB0400) and "Audigy 4" (SB0610)
> should be possible to find new. 
> You may have to ask salesperson let you look at sound card chipset -
> it should start with "CA" and should not end on "-DAT".
> X-Fi series seems to use another DSP, they will not work.

Thanks for the tips.  Appreciate it.

Conrad J. Sabatier <conrads at> -- "In Unix veritas"

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