Monday, May 12, 2008

A successful history with Creative Sound Blaster Connect

Yesterday I purchased a new external (USB) sound card from Creative - Sound Blaster Connect (SB Connect). I didn't get it work immediately and search on Google about its supporting under Linux. ALSA project site showed that it seems not have driver for SB Connect although the card is there in the list.

Creative Sound Blaster Connect

But today I have other working sound system just after ...reboot. My Debian unstable with ALSA v1.0.13 recognized sound card as SB MP3+. In this case we have so call Plug-and-Play device under Linux :). I don't know if other features like recording are working or not. For now I just have no need of them.

See more pictures and info about card from creative site.


Phan Vinh Thinh said...

You may need, as me, disable the old sound card by remove their kernel modules by adding appropriate lines to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist:

# Modules for old sound card (Intel integrated)
blacklist snd_intel8x0
blacklist snd_ac97_codec
blacklist ac97_bus

Phan Vinh Thinh said...

If in any application you get the following error:
alsa-lib: confmisc.c:768:(parse_card) cannot find card '0'

Please tell GNOME that to use the USB sound card by default by command asoundconf:

$ asoundconf list
$ asoundconf set-default-card MP3

MP3 is my card's name shown in the first command' result.

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