Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer (Sound Card, PCI)

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Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer (Sound Card, PCI)
Linux compatibility:
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Updated: 05/07/2016 01:16

Review of Linux Compatibility

The Creativs Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer (ID 70SB073A00000) is a PCI sound card with PCI ID 1102:0005

06:05.0 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Creative Labs SB X-Fi [1102:0005]
	Subsystem: Creative Labs Device [1102:0031]
	Kernel driver in use: snd_ctxfi

It was successfully tested under Ubuntu 15.04 with Linux kernel version 3.19.0 and kernel module snd_ctxfi:

snd_ctxfi 0000:06:05.0: chip 20K1 model SB073x (1102:0031) is found
snd_ctxfi 0000:06:05.0: enabling device (0000 -> 0003)
snd_ctxfi 0000:06:05.0: Use xfi-native timer

The card can be used together with ALSA:

 0 [XFi            ]: SB-XFi - Creative X-Fi
                      Creative X-Fi 20K1 SB073x

which allows to control the following playback devices:

**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: XFi [Creative X-Fi], device 0: ctxfi [Front/WaveIn]
  Subdevices: 256/256
card 0: XFi [Creative X-Fi], device 1: ctxfi [Surround]
  Subdevices: 256/256
card 0: XFi [Creative X-Fi], device 2: ctxfi [Center/LFE]
  Subdevices: 256/256
card 0: XFi [Creative X-Fi], device 3: ctxfi [Side]
  Subdevices: 256/256
card 0: XFi [Creative X-Fi], device 4: ctxfi [IEC958 Non-audio]
  Subdevices: 1/1

Identified Hardware Configurations (2 Results)

This hardware component was used by Linux users under the following system configurations. These results were collected by our LHG Scan Tool:
Distribution
Kernel
Rating
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Debian GNU/Linux 8.3 (jessie) 3.16.0-4-amd64 The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 18/04/2016
Ubuntu 15.04 3.19.0-22-generic The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 12/07/2015

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