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I am completely fed up with this piece of crap 5.1 channel sound card. I have been trying for about 3 days to get this thing to work with linux. There is absolutely ZERO support for this card under linux. No one can get it to work at ALL, and it's been out for years now. All I get is ear-screeching distortion when I try to play any sound because supposedly the preamp is maxed out because of some incompatibility with ALSA.

So I went back to Windows 7 and now I can't install the drivers for it because the driver's not digitally signed and now the software for it won't install. I didn't have this problem before I tried to use it with linux.

And another thing is that if you try to install the entire driver package for it, you won't able to if you choose to install the online manual. You have to do a custom install and de-select the online manual installation because the online manual it tried to download points to a dead link which halts the entire installation.

This is the worst sound card ever made I am almost certain... they couldn't even get their driver signed??
Edited by aweir - 10/30/11 at 4:44pm
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Well, Rocketfish is a BestBuy exclusive brand...IIRC...
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It's a re-branded Creative soundblaster I think, and it seems they went out of their way to purposely cripple it.
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I haven't been able to get my sound card to work in Linux, I would imagine thats normal
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post #5 of 17
Why would anyone buy a rocketfish sound card in this day and age.
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Well, Rocketfish is a BestBuy exclusive brand...IIRC...
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It's a re-branded Creative soundblaster I think, and it seems they went out of their way to purposely cripple it.
both true
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So I went back to Windows 7 and now I can't install the drivers for it because the driver's not digitally signed and now the software for it won't install. I didn't have this problem before I tried to use it with linux.


This is the worst sound card ever made I am almost certain... they couldn't even get their driver signed??
You should still have the option to install the driver even if it isn't signed. Maybe try disabling UAC when you run setup.
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I read something about it on the ubuntu forums...people having problems with drivers and support. What a shame.
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You should still have the option to install the driver even if it isn't signed. Maybe try disabling UAC when you run setup.
Nope, you have to allow unsigned drivers every time you boot windows since Vista.
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post #10 of 17
yeah avoid rocket fish liek the plague. unless its a car charger.
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