E-MU 1820 driver for Linux

Is there an E-MU 1820 workaround yet? Where? Alsa? How much functionality do you have? Thx.

Is there an E-MU 1820 problem?
According to http://alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Matrix:Vendor-Creative_Labs it should be supported if you got alsa 1.0.14 or newer (and my old Mandriva 2008 from oct 2007 has it).