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theteju

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Asus Xonar series soundcard
« on: December 10, 2008, 05:23:57 am »
Hello,
I am gathering hardwares for my linuxmce.
My research says, recently Asus has come out with its Xonar series sound card and there are pretty good reviews of the card.
I am planning to buy Asus Xonar D2 PCI sound card..
These are quite powerful cards.
But looks like there is no driver so far for linux.

I wonder if Developers can come out with its driver solution...
Or should I try it on my system? I am ready to experiment if somebody ready to help me.

I shall wait until someone replies to my post.

Thank you.





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Re: Asus Xonar series soundcard
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2008, 10:19:34 am »
a quick google found this http://forums.techgage.com/showthread.php?p=19871 which looks like basic support under linux.
Really if your wanting an easy time use kit that's under the hardware section of the wiki. If your using other kit then you'll need to do most of the searching and testing yourself as the developers have more then enough just working on this projects code base and not having random issues with hardware that has flaky support.
I've got a Creative X-Fi card in my main rig, linux support really sucks for it so for easy of use i use my onboard, works a charm. Also if your using an External receiver that takes digital the quality of your sound card don't really matter.


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Re: Asus Xonar series soundcard
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2008, 03:55:56 pm »
Thank you for your reply.

I highly appreciate it.
My problem is,, I got Dell's poweredge server which does not have any onboard sound card , So I have to buy something out there.

But any ways..

Once again,, thanks for your reply

Edition : Oh I forgot to mention, I read somewhere that latest kernel released in Linux supports Asus Xonar series,
My questions are.. what kernel our Linuxmce runs on ? how can I find out what version of kernel am I running and Can we upgrade the kernel ?
If Yes,  How ?

I hope someone will show me a direction.

Thanks.



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Re: Asus Xonar series soundcard
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2008, 05:28:06 pm »
you can upgrade the kernel, there's info in the wiki.

have a look at http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Sound_Cards
and http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Category:Soundcards

I think most users have on board sound so have not used add-on cards.

Really, if there proven Linux support then you will be able to get lmce to work, but be prepared to learn kernel compiling and drivers. also there's a chance that it might just not work. If there's Kubuntu/ubuntu users reporting the card working then you do stand a good chance.
If you do get it working please share what you did in the wiki and help future users have a smoother ride :)


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Re: Asus Xonar series soundcard
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2009, 05:00:39 pm »
Here is a link on how to get the asus xonar series sound cards working under kubuntu.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=598208

perhaps There might be a chance this could be added to the 8.10 release beta?

Great sound quailty cards.  They do make a huge difference in sound quality.