USB headphone + microphone

Nigel Ridley nigel at
Sun Aug 15 01:34:28 UTC 2010

On 08/14/2010 09:06 PM, Ric Moore wrote:
> On Sat, 2010-08-14 at 13:27 +0200, Reinhold Rumberger wrote:
>> On Saturday 14 August 2010, Nigel Ridley wrote:
>>> I checked the archives but couldn't find anything useful. I also
>>> Googled but also came up with a blank.
>>> How does one get a USB headphone set to work under Kubuntu
>>> (10.04)?
>>> When I plug it in and then open Kmix it gives options for the
>>> headphone set and I can hear my own voice through the headphones
>>> via the microphone but not any audio from the laptop. If I play a
>>> music file or any other multi-media file the sound only comes out
>>> of the built-in speakers.
>>> There is no problem using regular 3.5 jack plug headphones.
>> I don't really know a whole lot about this, but I'd assume that you
>> have to choose the USB device as output device in system settings.
> When pulse is set up correctly, it's a piece of cake to select your
> sound input/output with pavucontrol. It's when you crank up kmix and the
> rest that the pavucontrol settings get ginked up. Either KDE should
> support pulse or ditch it, because a hodgepodge of controls gets messy.
> Ric

So you're saying that unless I want to mess about and wipe alsa and install pulse, then the usb 
headphone set won't work?
I really hope that KDE/Kubuntu get things right this coming release!!

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