I did some research. So for anyone not initiated by Penguins into Linux yummines I'll attempt to explain here.
The update that is required to make the Electrix Ebox work with a Linux Operating Sytem has been developed for ALSA - Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (WP
). ALSA supports many sound cards and various sound devices which now includes the Ebox.
According to the links posted above the patches are for kernel 2.6 ...
Official ALSA project GIT repository for Linux 2.6
That's not a bleeding edge kernel ... for example 3.3 was released in March 2012
. 2.6 is in most current Linux distributions which is good news because at worst this will mean building ALSA from source. More likely is that its as easy as updating ALSA through your package manager or finding the correct repository ("ppa" in Ubuntu) that has the latest ALSA builds in it.