[LAU] does a pci-e x1 to pci adapter work with Linux soundcards and existing drivers?

Clemens Ladisch clemens at ladisch.de
Mon Aug 16 06:21:54 UTC 2010

Niels Mayer wrote:
> I'm just curious if something like this will work with Linux audio cards?
> PCI Express to PCI Adapter


> the above cards, however, seem overpriced given they're available for
> about $28.00 w/ shipping from Hong Kong:

There are sound cards with PCIe/PCI bridge chips; and at the moment,
the market price difference between Xonar DX and Xonar D1 is _negative_.

These adapters are useful only if you need some features of a PCI card
and if your mainboard has already run out of free PCI slots.


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