Creative Videoblaster under Linux

Posted on 1997-10-18
Last Modified: 2008-03-17
I have a first generation creative labs videoblaster card (the one that doesnt work in machines with 16MB RAM or more)  Anyway, is there any software to run this card under Linux? Since i have a machine with 12MB RAM doing nothing but handle my modems?
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unicorntech earned 100 total points
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I have searched everywhere for a suitable driver - to my knowledge one does not exist. What I recommend is that you write your own driver or get a guru to do tis for you if you are not familiar with writing drivers. Sorry this couldn't be a more positive answer,


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No problem, i kinda was expecting that... I´ll leave the question undraded for a cpl of days to see if anybody has an answer for it.. if they do, ill reject this one.. if not, you´ve earned uerself 300 points :)

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No worries - we'll wait and see...

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and bthe "suggest you write your won driver" thanks for your faith in my (non existant) coding skills!! :=)

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the driver for the original Video Blaster can be obtained from :

however, you need to compile the src code yourself.
The above package include driver & X application (sample) capable of displaying & grabing video.

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