RE: SB AUDIGY Player supported by Linux?
From: Harris, Jason [mailto:JHarris@ESD.WA.GOV]
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 1:55 PM
To: 'Stephen Gran'
Subject: RE: SB AUDIGY Player supported by Linux?
> I've been thinking of getting it when it becomes available - it\ is an
> audigy card: Shielded, not in a electrically noisy computer box, has
> tons of ins & outs, HQ sound. Plugs directly into usb, so then link
> /dev/dsp --> /dev/usbn and I should have sound with
> naught but a usb module, which I have loaded anyways. I think..
> has anyone else tried an external sound card on linux ? I've seen
> another advertised on thinkgeek.
FWIW, I think you may be referring to the Extigy. The Audigy has a card
that installs in a PCI slot, then a cable goes to an external "breakout
box" thingy (much like the Hercules Game Theater XP), or it can also be
installed in a 5.25" drive bay. The Extigy, OTOH, is apparently a
fully-external sound card that connects via USB.
Now, I don't have any experience with the Extigy (and in fact I doubt
many people do, considering it's new). But I would opine that ANY
audio-via-USB scheme is going to be a pain, including in Windows, much
less Linux. Be careful. :)