Creative Sound Blaster Audigy RX SB1550 (7.1 Sound, Sound Card, PCIe)

Multimedia 7.1 Surround Sound, Creative, PCI-Express, Sound card

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy RX SB1550 (7.1 Sound, Sound Card, PCIe)
Linux compatibility:
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Review of Linux Compatibility

The Creative Sound Blaster Audigy RX (model ID SB1550) is a PCI Express sound card, which is automatically recognized under Linux:

05:00.0 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Creative Labs SB0400 Audigy2 Value [1102:0008]
Subsystem: Creative Labs Device [1102:1024]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
I/O ports at dc00 [size=64]
Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
Kernel driver in use: snd_emu10k1
Kernel modules: snd_emu10k1

The card is fully supported by the snd_emu10k1 Linux driver, which loads automatically:

snd_emu10k1 0000:05:00.0: Audigy2 value: Special config.

The card can be accessed by alsa and needs the alsa-firmware installed, e.g. under Gentoo by

emerge alsa-firmware

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 4 Comments

  • nortin on said:

    Tamer Higazi – thanks man !
    I have new SB Audigy RX (SB1550)
    I reinstalled Ubuntu Linux (14.10, x64) on unity because i can’t get it working under KDE.
    I made this instal script: (save to file e.g. install.sh, run in terminal:)
    chmod +x install.sh && ./install.sh

    ###################
    #!/bin/sh
    apt-get install gcc libncurses5-dev libncursesw5-dev dpkg-dev
    apt-get remove alsa-utils #if you have lower version than 1.0.29

    wget ftp://ftp.alsa-project.org/pub/lib/alsa-lib-1.0.29.tar.bz2
    tar -xf alsa-lib-1.0.29.tar.bz2
    cd alsa-lib-1.0.29
    ./configure
    make
    make install
    cd ..

    wget ftp://ftp.alsa-project.org/pub/utils/alsa-utils-1.0.29.tar.bz2
    tar -xf alsa-utils-1.0.29.tar.bz2
    cd alsa-utils-1.0.29
    ./configure --disable-alsaconf --disable-xmlto
    make
    make install
    cd ..

    wget ftp://ftp.alsa-project.org/pub/firmware/alsa-firmware-1.0.29.tar.bz2
    tar -xf alsa-firmware-1.0.29.tar.bz2
    cd alsa-firmware-1.0.29
    ./configure --prefix=/usr
    make
    make install
    cd ..
    sleep 1
    alsa reload
    ###################

    Now works fine for stereo and sorround output! (Inputs not tested yet)
    Now you can use sound settings under unity taskbar, see
    http://postimg.org/image/bblir0a53/1e23d8dc/

    Before installing alsa-firmware card works only mono with setting S/PDIF on INPUT tab.
    My outputs for lspci and dmesg are very similar.


    03:00.0 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Creative Labs SB0400 Audigy2 Value [1102:0008]
    Subsystem: Creative Labs Device [1102:1024]
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 18
    I/O ports at b800 [size=64]
    Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
    Kernel driver in use: snd_emu10k1

    dmesg |grep Audigy
    [ 5.251893] snd_emu10k1 0000:03:00.0: Audigy2 value: Special config.

  • Tamer Higazi on said:

    Running it on Gentoo:

    uname -a:
    Linux tux 3.17.7-gentoo #1 SMP Wed Feb 4 12:26:36 CET 2015 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

    lspci -nnv:

    05:00.0 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Creative Labs SB0400 Audigy2 Value [1102:0008]
    Subsystem: Creative Labs Device [1102:1024]
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
    I/O ports at dc00 [size=64]
    Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
    Kernel driver in use: snd_emu10k1
    Kernel modules: snd_emu10k1

    dmesg:
    [ 16.593778] snd_emu10k1 0000:05:00.0: Audigy2 value: Special config.

    and installed:
    emerge alsa-firmware (with all ALSA_CARDS) flags.

    Amazing Sound !!!!!

    • admin on said:

      Thank you very much for the log outputs. We added them to the hardware description of the SB Audigy RX SB1550.

  • Arnold Boczek on said:

    Marny sprzęt pod Linuxa a pod Windowsem też żadna rewelacja jak za tą cenę. Zawiodłem się. 1 pkt.

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