As of kernel in Ubuntu 11.10 (at least as of late 2011 updates), XFI USB (and Titanium HD support) is there.
However for whatever reason, it’s disabled by default as a preference/rule in /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf, and doesn’t show up in listed devices nor does it play.
Had to go in that conf file, right near the bottom or find this:
“# Keep snd-usb-audio from beeing loaded as first soundcard
options snd-usb-audio index=-2”
… and change the -2 to 1 (being an index for device). This allowed both my on-board Intel audio (index 0) and USB xfi (index 1) to show up at the same time.
I recently updated my system at work to Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty. It provides a more native environment for our development tools. With Hardy, I had to back port and find hacks for things to meet requirements.
Anyway, now happily running 9.04 32-bit, installed VMWare Server 1.0.9 to run a Windows XP Pro client on my Ubuntu host. I found that something in the newer X server is mucking up keyboard mappings to VMWare such that the arrow keys, page up/down, home, delete etc. and number keys do weird things like opening menus and programs.
After some time, I found that I could at least workaround the problem by hard coding broken keymaps like so:
In ~/.vmware/config (create it if it doesn’t exist), put the following:
xkeymap.keycode.108 = 0x138 # Alt_R
xkeymap.keycode.106 = 0x135 # KP_Divide
xkeymap.keycode.104 = 0x11c # KP_Enter
xkeymap.keycode.111 = 0x148 # Up
xkeymap.keycode.116 = 0x150 # Down
xkeymap.keycode.113 = 0x14b # Left
xkeymap.keycode.114 = 0x14d # Right
xkeymap.keycode.105 = 0x11d # Control_R
xkeymap.keycode.118 = 0x152 # Insert
xkeymap.keycode.119 = 0x153 # Delete
xkeymap.keycode.110 = 0x147 # Home
xkeymap.keycode.115 = 0x14f # End
xkeymap.keycode.112 = 0x149 # Prior
xkeymap.keycode.117 = 0x151 # Next
xkeymap.keycode.78 = 0x46 # Scroll_Lock
xkeymap.keycode.127 = 0x100 # Pause
xkeymap.keycode.133 = 0x15b # Meta_L
xkeymap.keycode.134 = 0x15c # Meta_R
xkeymap.keycode.135 = 0x15d # Menu