Detecting Creative Sound Card in Linux

As I am working on a project where I need to play external audio into a application, as you are aware that dealing with audio in Linux can be challenging.

As such, here is a simple solution to it =)

My test environment:
CentOS 5.5 64bit
Creative Blaster S80490 (USB)

yum install -y alsa-utils

Once I installed Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (known as ALSA), I can run the following command to see whether my audio is detected by the system.

[root@localhost src]# aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: External [SB Live! 24-bit External], device 0: USB Audio [USB Audio]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

I got my audio devices detected by the Linux system. So now, I can move on to the next stage of integrating into my applications now. 🙂

Hope this helps someone out there…