USB sound

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Sun Oct 6 07:04:54 UTC 2013

On 10/06/2013 01:19 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 06/10/13 05:56, Ric Moore wrote:
>> On 10/05/2013 11:36 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
>>> On 05/10/13 23:58, R Kimber wrote:
>>>> On Fri, 04 Oct 2013 23:19:34 +1000
>>>> 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.)
>>>> I tried both with and without pulseaudio disabled.  Something
>>>> somewhere is
>>>> stopping the external USB sound device from being detected.
>>>> - Richard.
>>> This begs the question of which versions of USB are involved in this
>>> setup of yours? For example, USB 3 is backward compatible with USB 2 but
>>> I not sure if it is with USB 1.1. And I don't think USB 1 will work with
>>> USB 3.
>>> Also, how many devices are using the same USB port? If there are, say, 2
>>> devices then one of them will miss out if the other one is using the USB
>>> port.
>> I still want to know what alsamixer shows. We HAVE to know. :) Ric
> The key statement here is, " Something somewhere is stopping the
> external USB sound device from being detected."
> If the device is not being detected then alsamixer won't show it.
> AND which is why it *is* important to run alsamixer and use F6 to see if
> it comes up with the device, right? :-)

Always! That's what i was getting at, echo;ing your previous suggestion. 
Now, if he will tell, we'll know a bunch more. :) 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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