[svlug] problems with headsets under Gutsy and PClinuxOS.
einfeldt at gmail.com
Sun Mar 30 18:06:09 PST 2008
On Sun, Mar 30, 2008 at 6:25 PM, Warren Turkal <wturkal at gmail.com> wrote:
> The use of a USB headset is something like adding another sound card
> to your system. You have to let the system know that you want to use
> the sound card associated with your headset instead of the first sound
> card on the system. Most programs cannot change that sound card used
> to play sound on the fly, so In general, it's much harder than it
> should be.
The weird thing is that the system was able to see the plantronics headset,
as demonstrated by this output:
> cje at rb:~$ cat /proc/asound/cards
> 0 [SB ]: HDA-Intel - HDA ATI SB
> HDA ATI SB at 0xfe024000 irq 17
> 1 [Headset ]: USB-Audio - Plantronics Headset
> Plantronics Plantronics Headset at
> usb-0000:00:13.1-2, full speed
> cje at rb:~$
So I am wondering how one designates the headset for use on Gutsy with
> However, it should also be noted that there is work in this area.
> Things like PulseAudio are trying to make it simple to redirect sound
> to another device easy. The Jack sound server could also make sound
> redirection possible.
I think that I did see an option for Jack there somewhere in the GUI. Does
anyone have any ideas as to how to get Gutsy to play nice with this
headset? Meaning as to what steps I should take?
Thanks either way.
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