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I can't find them anywhere, I have searched the net high and low.
Does anyone know if it is possible?

I am currently running my speakers off my motherboards onboard soundcard, and it will only run in sterio mode, not 5.1 It doesn't sound very good at all.

If I can't get my speakers to play at 5.1 and their full potential then I am afraid I shall have to go back to windows
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I can't find them anywhere, I have searched the net high and low.
Does anyone know if it is possible?
I am currently running my speakers off my motherboards onboard soundcard, and it will only run in sterio mode, not 5.1 It doesn't sound very good at all.
If I can't get my speakers to play at 5.1 and their full potential then I am afraid I shall have to go back to windows
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That is indeed odd. I just entered "linux Xfi extreme gamer" into Goofle and got numerous hits. Here's a direct quite from the wiki
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Linux support

On September 24, 2007 Creative Labs released a closed source unsupported beta driver providing Linux 64-bit OS support for the following Sound Blaster X-Fi series sound cards:[10]

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic

An open source driver is available with OSS v4 build 1013 and above[11]. Datasheets were provided by Creative to enable ALSA driver development.[12] On November 6, 2008 Creative finally released their driver under a GPL license.[13]. It supports x86 as well as x86-64 architectures and is listed in their support area.[14] On May 15, 2009 after some communications with Creative, SUSE developer Takashi Iwai finally got a mergeable version of their X-Fi driver. On August 31, 2009 the driver (snd-ctxfi) was included in release of ALSA 1.0.21.[15
You could try "modprobe snd-emu20k1" but I would just run "alsaconf" if that didn't work and then "alsamixer" to be certain levels are up.
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I know, I say this in every thread! lol If ALSA can't detect it I know OSS has had some good luck with X-Fi cards. Worth a shot at least. =P
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