A coding question

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Tue Sep 6 01:53:36 UTC 2011

On Mon, 2011-09-05 at 17:12 -0500, Curt Tresenriter wrote:
> On 9/5/2011 4:20 PM, Robert Holtzman wrote:
> >> The speaker unit has controls onboard - they work under windows
> >> whether it's vlc or Windows media player playing the tunes on the
> >> computer. The controls that work under Windows do not work under
> >> linux - music only streams - no volume control, no pause, etc.
> > I'm running vlc 1.1.3-1 under debian squeeze and these functions
> > are present and work. What linux distro are you having this problem
> > with?
> It's not a problem with Ubuntu.
> To use the speaker unit you choose the hardware output in volume 
> control. In my case it is the Saitek A250 portable USB speaker unit, 
> when the USB controller is plugged into the computer.
> Under Windows the controls on the speaker then allow full functioning, 
> play, pause, ff, rew, etc. via the buttons on the speaker unit. These 
> controls are not implemented under Linux.
> But I'm thinking there must be a way. Ric suggested finding out how the 
> buttons are mapped under Windows as a possibility.

It could be mapped as an extension of the keyboard or as another mouse
with buttons to click. I'm wondering if it shows up using usb-devices or
lsusb?? That might give a clue. Ric

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"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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