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Creative Sound Blaster X4 stays on (LEDs lit up) after laptop shutdown on a powered usb port

I have the following setup: A dual-boot windows-11/kubuntu-23.10 laptop. Razer Core X Chroma eGPU connected via a thunderbolt 3 port. Creative Sound Blaster X4 (and some other peripherals) connected ...
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Why can't my Soundblaster G6 connect after hibernate?

I have just bought a Soundblaster G6 which I love. Under Windows it works flawlessly, but on both Ubuntu 22.03 and 22.10 it works when I plug it in, but when I wake my computer from hibernate, the G6 ...
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Sound Blaster Audigy FX stopped working in 22.10

Since upgrading to Kinetic (22.10), and the change in the sound from pulseaudio to pipewire, my sound has stopped working. alsamixer shows it, as does lspci, it just seems that pipewire is blind. I ...
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Audio issues with Sound Blaster Audigy FX PCIe 5.1 sound card on all Ubuntu-based distros

I have a Sound Blaster Audigy FX PCIe 5.1 Sound Card installed and for that, on Windows, I use their sound blaster control panel. Multiple times when trying to migrate to Linux (ubuntu-based distros) ...
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Sound does not consistently work properly

Since installing Ubuntu (both 18.04 and 20.04), I have had issues with the sound not working properly consistently. About 9 out of 10 times I boot up my PC, the sound will work but it will be very ...
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Does anyone know if Sound BlasterX AE-5 or AE-5 Plus works on the current Ubuntu 20.04 LTS?

Has anyone tried Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 or AE-5 Plus on the current Ubuntu 20.04 LTS? Support has been added on Kernel 5.5 but I am not sure which is the one (or they both work). Tried googling ...
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Getting Sound BlasterX G6 Mic To Work Under Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS

I own a USB powered Sound BlasterX G6. Audio output works with no problems at all under the latest LTS. However, I cannot get the mic input to work. I have tried various things after searching for ...
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20.04.1 LTS Lost Drivers (Live Update Perhaps?)

After a few struggles, I had a successful 20.04 LTS installation that was fully operational. Live Update seemed like a good idea, so I did enable it. I typically leave my workstation powered on 24/7....
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5.1 Surround sound shows as an option however the sound test doesn't produce sound

I'm trying to setup a Soundblaster X-Fi to output 5.1 surround sound to a sound system. I've checked on the sound system itself that all 5.1 speakers work. When I go into the sound settings I see the ...
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Creative Sound Blaster ZxR ACM Headset jack not working still?

I have just installed the somewhat aged Creative Sound Blaster ZxR on my up to date Ubuntu 18.04. To be more precise this is what I get as of today: (base) skywalker@Zeus:~$ uname -a Linux Zeus 5.3.0-...
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speaker-test returns all 6 channels to front speakers

OS: KUBUNTU 19.04 Soundcard: Creative Soundblaster ZxR Sound Setup: front (left/right), center, bass, rear (left/right) My problem is, that all speaker outputs are played at the front speakers. I ...
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GPU-Passthrough from scratch / Shared GPU w/ Looking-Glass library

I have installed an ubuntu 18.04.2 on a new system. My hardware specs are as following: 2 x xeon 2670v1 128gb ddr3 ecc sapphire radeon r9 380 samsung evo 750 256gb My objective is to run a Windows ...
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Soundblaster G6 Microphone input doesn't work

I was hoping someone could possibly help me out with my sound card. I have a Soundblaster G6 running in 18.10. Everything seems to work except the microphone input. I realize Creative Labs doesn't ...
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Has any one managed to use Sound BlasterX AE-5 on ubuntu?

Is there a driver for the Sound BlasterX AE-5? How would i install these patches?
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SoundBlaster Z and Kernel 4.18

I have a Creative Soundblaster Z SB1570 (yeah I know big mistake) and I read somewhere that the 4.18 kernel will have better support for this card. My question is how can I make it work earlier using ...
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Sound doesn't work on 18.04 with Sound Blaster Z

The sound card is recognized, but there are only two ports enabled in the settings. The headphone jack is absent.
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Does the SoundBlasterX G5 work in Ubuntu? [closed]

Does anyone know if the SoundBlasterX G5 works on Ubuntu. Seeing as it's an external DAC only the sound needs to be sent to it. Will that mean it's easy to use on Ubuntu? Thanks
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Sound too low in Ubuntu

I had bought some new components for my PC. The fact is when I try to play any sound it's almost audible, the sound is very low, even at max level. This is not a hardware problem, because when I'm on ...
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No sound with a Creative Sound Blaster ZxR soundcard on Ubuntu 14.04

First of all. I know that there is no offcial driver support on their website. But the sound card is at least recognized in the sound-settings. So... is there a way to get the ZxR working? I tried to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 audio problem

I am new to Ubuntu. Lately I have installed Ubuntu 14.04, everything was working fine. Until I noticed that sound is not working. I searched in google and in different forums and sadly haven't found ...
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Sound distortion in Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell XPS 15 (L502X). Previously I had Ubuntu 12.04 installed on the laptop along with Windows 8.1 dual boot. The sound worked perfectly fine in Ubuntu 12.04 and ...
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Sound won't work with Soundblaster Audigy Fx PCIe card

To start, I am a complete linux noob trying out Ubuntu to see if I can use it as my primary OS. Perfectly willing to put work into getting it setup, but I'm running into an issue that I can't find a ...
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Distorted sound in Kubuntu 13.04 64 bit - Sound Blaster X-fi

I am having this problem in Kubuntu. Whenever I play any audio, the sound is fuzzy, echoing, and distorted. I have looked up guides in the official Ubuntu Documentation, but they are for cards with no ...
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Sound Blaster Recon3D not working

I installed ubuntu 12.10 on my computer and I'm totally new to ubuntu. I cannot get my sound card to work, it's a sound blaster recon3D. I read that this card now has support on this ubuntu version(...
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How do I get my Creative X-Fi USB HD working consistently? (now random)

I have a sound card Creative Soundblaster X-Fi HD (USB) which works perfectly in Windows 7. However, it doesn't work well on Ubuntu 12.10. Whenever I switch on my computer it boots in any of these ...
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Sound is Jerky, choppy and distorted in Ubuntu 12.10

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 and I am getting jerky sound. The sound works perfectly in Windows 7 so it is not a hardware issue. I am using a Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value sound card with a 5.1 ...
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SB X-FI Problem on 12.04 LTS

I set 5.1 on the sound options under Ubuntu, but I don't get centerbox and subwoofer output when I click to the test buttons (soundspeakers grafiks). When I work under Win 7 every speakers works ...
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Sound freezes (beeping) - sound blaster x-fi HD

I have the problem that after listening to the music (about 15 minutes), the only sound coming out is a beep sound. If i plug off the usb, and insert it again, everything is okay. Have anyone ...
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Trying To Compile But Missing Headers?

So I'm trying to update my sound card driver but I need to compile first. After entering the sudo make command, I run into errors, missing files, etc. See link. Terminal_Lines I've installed the ...
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There is no "Connector: Analog Line-In" on the INPUT tab of Sound Preferences -- Why NOT?

I connected an analog tape deck to my Soundblaster Audigy Analog Line-In input. I have a 2 to 1 cable connecting the Tape-OUT to the Audigy-LINE-IN. I can't hear any sound when the Tape Deck plays. ...
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Soundblaster gives only fizzing sound

Since Windows 7 utterly failed to recognise my built-in audio card, I figured I'd just buy a SoundBlaster. At first everything was fine, it worked perfectly in both Windows and Linux. However, now, ...
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Sound Problem due to wrong driver installation

First of all, the audio used to play from the speaker but whenever I connected a headphone or speaker in the I, the sound didn't came. So I installed a realtek sound driver to fix this (actually I ...
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How to detect Creative Sound blaster Audigy 2?

I have installed a pci 7.1 sound card Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2, on my 10.10 Ubuntu 64 bit installation. I have disabled the on board sound card from bios. I boot and the system cannot recognize ...
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Driver for Sound Blaster X-Fi HD

Do anyone know if there is drivers for Sound Blaster X-Fi HD ? And if not, is there any other good external soundcard that includes headphone amps? I bought some Sennheiser 595 HD Headphones, and ...
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Has anyone got "Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro" - (usb Interface) installed?

Has anyone tried this external usb sound blaster on ubuntu. http://us.store.creative.com/Sound-Blaster-XFi-Surround-5.1-Pro/M/B0044DEDCA.htm. I have bought M-Audio Bx5a deluxe Studio Monitors for my ...
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