Creative Sound Blaster X-FI GO Pro (Soundcard, USB)

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Creative Sound Blaster X-FI GO Pro (Soundcard, USB)
Linux compatibility:
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Updated: 14/06/2016 23:34

Review of Linux Compatibility

The Creative Sound Blaster X-FI GO Pro is an external sound card (stick) connected via USB. The stick has a mikrophone input and audio output and supports the THX TruStudio Pro Crystalizer technique.

The X-FI GO Pro USB has the USB ID 041e:3233:

Bus 002 Device 106: ID 041e:3233 Creative Technology, Ltd

Currently, the card can not be used with Linux (Ubuntu 12.04, alsa-base 1.0.25, Kernel-Version 3.2.0). Although the USB stick is recognized by ALSA it will not produce any sound:

card 1: Pro [Sound Blaster X-Fi Go! Pro], device 0: USB Audio [USB Audio]
   Subdevices: 0/1
   Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
Card0.Amixer.info:
 Card hw:0 'Interface'/'USB MIDI Interface at usb-0000:00:1d.0-2, full speed'

See bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/alsa-driver/+bug/1012977.


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 3 Comments

  • Dr Nick on said:

    It’s working for me with Fedora 19 to play music on analogue out/headphones without any system configuration. Haven’t tried anything else like digital I/O or microphone but the sound settings at least recognises and list these features. Not sure what features are supported, but playback is certainly fine.

    • admin on said:

      Could you please post the output of “lsusb” and also the output of “tail -f /var/log/system” that appears, if you plug in the stick?
      Thanks.

    • Andrei Voinescu on said:

      Almost didn’t buy this because of the rating! But then I forgot about compatibility issues, pleasantly surprised that it worked immediately! Just had to switch audio output in sounds control, but that’s to be expected.


      $ lsusb -s 2:106 -vvv

      Bus 002 Device 106: ID 041e:3233 Creative Technology, Ltd
      Couldn't open device, some information will be missing
      Device Descriptor:
      bLength 18
      bDescriptorType 1
      bcdUSB 2.00
      bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
      bDeviceSubClass 0
      bDeviceProtocol 0
      bMaxPacketSize0 64
      idVendor 0x041e Creative Technology, Ltd
      idProduct 0x3233
      bcdDevice 2.28
      iManufacturer 1
      iProduct 2
      iSerial 3
      bNumConfigurations 1
      Configuration Descriptor:
      bLength 9
      bDescriptorType 2
      wTotalLength 287
      bNumInterfaces 4
      bConfigurationValue 1
      iConfiguration 0
      bmAttributes 0x80
      (Bus Powered)
      MaxPower 120mA
      Interface Descriptor:
      bLength 9
      bDescriptorType 4
      bInterfaceNumber 0
      bAlternateSetting 0
      bNumEndpoints 0
      bInterfaceClass 1 Audio
      bInterfaceSubClass 1 Control Device
      bInterfaceProtocol 0
      iInterface 0
      AudioControl Interface Descriptor:
      bLength 10
      bDescriptorType 36
      bDescriptorSubtype 1 (HEADER)
      bcdADC 1.00
      wTotalLength 79
      bInCollection 2
      baInterfaceNr( 0) 1
      baInterfaceNr( 1) 2
      AudioControl Interface Descriptor:
      bLength 12
      bDescriptorType 36
      bDescriptorSubtype 2 (INPUT_TERMINAL)
      bTerminalID 2
      wTerminalType 0x0101 USB Streaming
      bAssocTerminal 0
      bNrChannels 2
      wChannelConfig 0x0003
      Left Front (L)
      Right Front (R)
      iChannelNames 0
      iTerminal 0
      AudioControl Interface Descriptor:
      bLength 12
      bDescriptorType 36
      bDescriptorSubtype 2 (INPUT_TERMINAL)
      bTerminalID 1
      wTerminalType 0x0201 Microphone
      bAssocTerminal 0
      bNrChannels 2
      wChannelConfig 0x0003
      Left Front (L)
      Right Front (R)
      iChannelNames 0
      iTerminal 0
      AudioControl Interface Descriptor:
      bLength 9
      bDescriptorType 36
      bDescriptorSubtype 3 (OUTPUT_TERMINAL)
      bTerminalID 3
      wTerminalType 0x0101 USB Streaming
      bAssocTerminal 0
      bSourceID 10
      iTerminal 0
      AudioControl Interface Descriptor:
      bLength 9
      bDescriptorType 36
      bDescriptorSubtype 3 (OUTPUT_TERMINAL)
      bTerminalID 4
      wTerminalType 0x0301 Speaker
      bAssocTerminal 0
      bSourceID 5
      iTerminal 0
      AudioControl Interface Descriptor:
      bLength 10
      bDescriptorType 36
      bDescriptorSubtype 6 (FEATURE_UNIT)
      bUnitID 5
      bSourceID 2
      bControlSize 1
      bmaControls( 0) 0x01
      Mute Control
      bmaControls( 1) 0x02
      Volume Control
      bmaControls( 2) 0x02
      Volume Control
      iFeature 0
      AudioControl Interface Descriptor:
      bLength 10
      bDescriptorType 36
      bDescriptorSubtype 6 (FEATURE_UNIT)
      bUnitID 6
      bSourceID 1
      bControlSize 1
      bmaControls( 0) 0x01
      Mute Control
      bmaControls( 1) 0x02
      Volume Control
      bmaControls( 2) 0x02
      Volume Control
      iFeature 0
      AudioControl Interface Descriptor:
      bLength 7
      bDescriptorType 36
      bDescriptorSubtype 5 (SELECTOR_UNIT)
      bUnitID 10
      bNrInPins 1
      baSource( 0) 6
      iSelector 0
      Interface Descriptor:
      bLength 9
      bDescriptorType 4
      bInterfaceNumber 1
      bAlternateSetting 0
      bNumEndpoints 0
      bInterfaceClass 1 Audio
      bInterfaceSubClass 2 Streaming
      bInterfaceProtocol 0
      iInterface 0
      Interface Descriptor:
      bLength 9
      bDescriptorType 4
      bInterfaceNumber 1
      bAlternateSetting 1
      bNumEndpoints 2
      bInterfaceClass 1 Audio
      bInterfaceSubClass 2 Streaming
      bInterfaceProtocol 0
      iInterface 0
      AudioStreaming Interface Descriptor:
      bLength 7
      bDescriptorType 36
      bDescriptorSubtype 1 (AS_GENERAL)
      bTerminalLink 2
      bDelay 1 frames
      wFormatTag 1 PCM
      AudioStreaming Interface Descriptor:
      bLength 11
      bDescriptorType 36
      bDescriptorSubtype 2 (FORMAT_TYPE)
      bFormatType 1 (FORMAT_TYPE_I)
      bNrChannels 2
      bSubframeSize 2
      bBitResolution 16
      bSamFreqType 1 Discrete
      tSamFreq[ 0] 44100
      Endpoint Descriptor:
      bLength 9
      bDescriptorType 5
      bEndpointAddress 0x01 EP 1 OUT
      bmAttributes 5
      Transfer Type Isochronous
      Synch Type Asynchronous
      Usage Type Data
      wMaxPacketSize 0x00c8 1x 200 bytes
      bInterval 1
      bRefresh 0
      bSynchAddress 131
      AudioControl Endpoint Descriptor:
      bLength 7
      bDescriptorType 37
      bDescriptorSubtype 1 (EP_GENERAL)
      bmAttributes 0x00
      bLockDelayUnits 0 Undefined
      wLockDelay 0 Undefined
      Endpoint Descriptor:
      bLength 9
      bDescriptorType 5
      bEndpointAddress 0x83 EP 3 IN
      bmAttributes 1
      Transfer Type Isochronous
      Synch Type None
      Usage Type Data
      wMaxPacketSize 0x0003 1x 3 bytes
      bInterval 1
      bRefresh 5
      bSynchAddress 0
      Interface Descriptor:
      bLength 9
      bDescriptorType 4
      bInterfaceNumber 1
      bAlternateSetting 2
      bNumEndpoints 2
      bInterfaceClass 1 Audio
      bInterfaceSubClass 2 Streaming
      bInterfaceProtocol 0
      iInterface 0
      AudioStreaming Interface Descriptor:
      bLength 7
      bDescriptorType 36
      bDescriptorSubtype 1 (AS_GENERAL)
      bTerminalLink 2
      bDelay 1 frames
      wFormatTag 1 PCM
      AudioStreaming Interface Descriptor:
      bLength 11
      bDescriptorType 36
      bDescriptorSubtype 2 (FORMAT_TYPE)
      bFormatType 1 (FORMAT_TYPE_I)
      bNrChannels 2
      bSubframeSize 3
      bBitResolution 24
      bSamFreqType 1 Discrete
      tSamFreq[ 0] 44100
      Endpoint Descriptor:
      bLength 9
      bDescriptorType 5
      bEndpointAddress 0x01 EP 1 OUT
      bmAttributes 5
      Transfer Type Isochronous
      Synch Type Asynchronous
      Usage Type Data
      wMaxPacketSize 0x012c 1x 300 bytes
      bInterval 1
      bRefresh 0
      bSynchAddress 131
      AudioControl Endpoint Descriptor:
      bLength 7
      bDescriptorType 37
      bDescriptorSubtype 1 (EP_GENERAL)
      bmAttributes 0x00
      bLockDelayUnits 0 Undefined
      wLockDelay 0 Undefined
      Endpoint Descriptor:
      bLength 9
      bDescriptorType 5
      bEndpointAddress 0x83 EP 3 IN
      bmAttributes 1
      Transfer Type Isochronous
      Synch Type None
      Usage Type Data
      wMaxPacketSize 0x0003 1x 3 bytes
      bInterval 1
      bRefresh 5
      bSynchAddress 0
      Interface Descriptor:
      bLength 9
      bDescriptorType 4
      bInterfaceNumber 2
      bAlternateSetting 0
      bNumEndpoints 0
      bInterfaceClass 1 Audio
      bInterfaceSubClass 2 Streaming
      bInterfaceProtocol 0
      iInterface 0
      Interface Descriptor:
      bLength 9
      bDescriptorType 4
      bInterfaceNumber 2
      bAlternateSetting 1
      bNumEndpoints 1
      bInterfaceClass 1 Audio
      bInterfaceSubClass 2 Streaming
      bInterfaceProtocol 0
      iInterface 0
      AudioStreaming Interface Descriptor:
      bLength 7
      bDescriptorType 36
      bDescriptorSubtype 1 (AS_GENERAL)
      bTerminalLink 3
      bDelay 1 frames
      wFormatTag 1 PCM
      AudioStreaming Interface Descriptor:
      bLength 11
      bDescriptorType 36
      bDescriptorSubtype 2 (FORMAT_TYPE)
      bFormatType 1 (FORMAT_TYPE_I)
      bNrChannels 2
      bSubframeSize 2
      bBitResolution 16
      bSamFreqType 1 Discrete
      tSamFreq[ 0] 44100
      Endpoint Descriptor:
      bLength 9
      bDescriptorType 5
      bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
      bmAttributes 5
      Transfer Type Isochronous
      Synch Type Asynchronous
      Usage Type Data
      wMaxPacketSize 0x00c8 1x 200 bytes
      bInterval 1
      bRefresh 0
      bSynchAddress 0
      AudioControl Endpoint Descriptor:
      bLength 7
      bDescriptorType 37
      bDescriptorSubtype 1 (EP_GENERAL)
      bmAttributes 0x00
      bLockDelayUnits 0 Undefined
      wLockDelay 0 Undefined
      Interface Descriptor:
      bLength 9
      bDescriptorType 4
      bInterfaceNumber 3
      bAlternateSetting 0
      bNumEndpoints 1
      bInterfaceClass 3 Human Interface Device
      bInterfaceSubClass 0 No Subclass
      bInterfaceProtocol 0 None
      iInterface 0
      HID Device Descriptor:
      bLength 9
      bDescriptorType 33
      bcdHID 1.00
      bCountryCode 0 Not supported
      bNumDescriptors 1
      bDescriptorType 34 Report
      wDescriptorLength 84
      Report Descriptors:
      ** UNAVAILABLE **
      Endpoint Descriptor:
      bLength 7
      bDescriptorType 5
      bEndpointAddress 0x84 EP 4 IN
      bmAttributes 3
      Transfer Type Interrupt
      Synch Type None
      Usage Type Data
      wMaxPacketSize 0x0004 1x 4 bytes
      bInterval 10


      [479928.139664] usb 2-1.1: new full-speed USB device number 106 using ehci-pci
      [479928.478494] usb 2-1.1: New USB device found, idVendor=041e, idProduct=3233
      [479928.478500] usb 2-1.1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
      [479928.478504] usb 2-1.1: Product: Sound Blaster X-Fi Go! Pro
      [479928.478507] usb 2-1.1: Manufacturer: Creative Technology Ltd
      [479928.478509] usb 2-1.1: SerialNumber: 00327443
      [479928.609106] input: Creative Technology Ltd Sound Blaster X-Fi Go! Pro as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb2/2-1/2-1.1/2-1.1:1.3/0003:041E:3233.0040/input/input311
      [479928.609545] hid-generic 0003:041E:3233.0040: input,hiddev0,hidraw2: USB HID v1.00 Device [Creative Technology Ltd Sound Blaster X-Fi Go! Pro] on usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.1/input3

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