# uname -r
I've browsed around for a while now and searched quite a bit and I'm either blind or unable to find anyone with a similar issue to mine:
After installing Fedora 13 (64-bit) my audio works but it's intolerable. The sound crackles and pops and echoes and does all kinds of strange things while listening to any sort of sound (system sounds, mp3s, video). I was going to install the driver from creative's website; however, doing so resulted in the following errors:
make -C /lib/modules/18.104.22.168-149.fc13.x86_64/build M=/home/[user]/Downloads/XFiDrv_Linux_Public_US_1.00
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/22.214.171.124-149.fc13.x86_64'
CC [M] /home/[user]/Downloads/XFiDrv_Linux_Public_US_1.00/xfi.o
/home/[user]/Downloads/XFiDrv_Linux_Public_US_1.00/xfi.c:14:26: error: sound/driver.h: No such file or directory
/home/[user]/Downloads/XFiDrv_Linux_Public_US_1.00/xfi.c: In function ‘ct_card_probe’:
/home/[user]/Downloads/XFiDrv_Linux_Public_US_1.00/xfi.c:55: error: implicit declaration of function ‘snd_card_new’
/home/[user]/Downloads/XFiDrv_Linux_Public_US_1.00/xfi.c:55: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast
make: *** [/home/[user]/Downloads/XFiDrv_Linux_Public_US_1.00/xfi.o] Error 1
make: *** [_module_/home/[user]/Downloads/XFiDrv_Linux_Public_US_1.00] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/126.96.36.199-149.fc13.x86_64'
make: *** [all] Error 2
I've also tried playing with the input/output settings in the PulseAudio volume control panel, but my sound either got quieter (still popping though) or ceased working. My speakers are 5.1 and I do have a mic plugged into the flexijack (but I don't care if the mic works or not under Linux).
I'm dual booting Windows XP and recently I tried to upgrade to Windows 7 64-bit. I ran into the exact same sound issues in Windows 7 so I reverted to XP where my sound works great. I'm lead to believe it's a driver issue given the evidence but I have seen several other posts on this forum from people using the same sound card and version of F13 but not having this issue. Maybe it's a conflict somewhere?
Please let me know what other information I can provide to help troubleshoot this.