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Asus Xonar DX (Soundcard, PCIe, 7.1, Digital Out, Dolby, Eax, 192kHz 24bit, Low Profile)

Multimedia 7.1 Surround Sound, Asus, PCI, Xonar

Asus Xonar DX (Soundcard, PCIe, 7.1, Digital Out, Dolby, Eax, 192kHz 24bit, Low Profile)
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Updated: 01/03/2016 22:20

Review of Linux Compatibility

The Asus Xonar DX is a PCI-Express Soundcard with a low profile. The card bases on the AV100 chipset and has the PCI ID 13f6:8788

03:04.0 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: C-Media Electronics Inc CMI8788 [Oxygen HD Audio] [13f6:8788]
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Virtuoso 100 (Xonar DX) [1043:8275]

The card is fully supported under Linux since at least kernel version 2.6.31.1 by the snd-virtuoso kernel module of the ALSA driver package:

02:04.0 Multimedia audio controller: C-Media Electronics Inc CMI8788 [Oxygen HD Audio]
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Virtuoso 100 (Xonar DX)
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 18
	I/O ports at e000 [size=256]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: snd_virtuoso
	Kernel modules: snd-virtuoso

The driver loads automatically and sets up the soundcard:

 0 [DX             ]: AV200 - Xonar DX
                      Asus Virtuoso 100 at 0xce00, irq 17

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One response to “Asus Xonar DX (Soundcard, PCIe, 7.1, Digital Out, Dolby, Eax, 192kHz 24bit, Low Profile)”

  • Jocke says:

    This card produces excellent sound on Ubuntu 12.04, 14.04 in my experience. I have used it for about a year and a half on my media computer. Initially it just works without any setting up or specific installations. However the reason i rate it so low is that during this time I have lost all sound on at least four occasions. Each time following a kernel update. Sound just disappears. Each time I have research a lot and tried all sorts of things until it suddenly has worked again after changing some setting in alsamixer or some more obscure program. I have never found an error message or to me understandable reason. Typically I can see that sound is playing in pulseaudio volume control for example but no audio comes out. In late march 2016 this happened again, no I can see that there is no analog sound available in sound settings, only digital which does not work. So unless you wish to risk this kind of problems choose an other card. Pity since it is very nice when it does work.

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