[LAU] Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD occasionally drops out of ALSA.

crocket crockabiscuit at gmail.com
Tue Aug 20 03:43:10 CEST 2019

According to
it is supported. I suspect my mainboard doesn't supply enough power to X-Fi
HD through a USB cable.

On Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 10:10 AM Len Ovens <len at ovenwerks.net> wrote:

> On Tue, 20 Aug 2019, crocket wrote:
> > It drops out especially when I boot. This drop-out happens occasionally.
> > I thought my mainboard was dying, but other USB devices weren't dropping
> out.
> >
> > Do I need to get a replacement for my USB soundcard?
> > Or, is it a software issue?
> Apparently Creative does not know the the Mac exists... or USB 2.0 audio
> even though they call the platform "USB 2.0" I do not think that refers to
> the audio part so much as the port. The listed system requirements only
> list windows. (and they need drivers installed) I tried to DL the manual,
> but was asked to sign a software ULA so I didn't. Apparently, Creative
> have not moved forward very much from the 1980s.
> Anyway, unless someone has made special module for this device, it will
> not work with linux. Look for devices that work with the Mac with no
> drivers. Feel free to ask about a device before you buy. With USB devices
> I normally walk into the store with my laptop and test before buying...
> --
> Len Ovens
> www.ovenwerks.net
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