ESI ESU 1808 soundcard assistance
It would certainly show up that the sound card is not suitable with Ubuntu (resource : here). Nonetheless that blog post is from October, 2007 a whole lot might have transformed. Have you thought of speaking to the manufacturer/retailer straight? The majority of supply some kind of pre - sales assistance. Alternatively you might intend to get an Asus Xonar rather which are recognized to function really will certainly with linux (and also are wonderful sound cards).