USB sound

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Fri Oct 4 22:25:50 UTC 2013

On 10/04/2013 09:19 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:

> Oooops, forgot to mention that you may have to uninstall or disable
> pulseaudio before using alsamixer. I don't know what pulseaudio is like
> now but in the past pulseaudio was a pain in the butt because when you
> ran alsamixer only 2 or 3 channels were displayed and only by
> uninstalling or disabling pulseaudio could you see ALL the available
> channels handled by your sound card/chip. (Which is why I always disable
> pulseaudio as I have no need for it.)

Ole Basil here, my Brother of Another Mother, is also a caveman. 
<cackles hugely> Ric

p/s He's right about kicking open alsamixer, just to see if that USB 
device is seen, muted or what. Pulse runs on top of Alsa and if Alsa 
doesn't see it. Pulse can't either. Or, if Alsa turns it off, Pulse 
cannot turn it on. One, two. That is the way of all things audio in a 
Linux distro that uses pulse. If alsa doesn't see it, reboot leaving the 
device plugged in. Check alsamixer again. It should pop up. 
~~Hopefully!~~ if it's not some sort of "win-device" that depends on 
some Win-Only driver that uses the CPU instead of it's own internal 
digital guts.

I have a cheap pair of GigaWare headphones from Radioshack that I can 
plug in and out, all day long, with nary a burp in the barrel. Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"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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