USB sound

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Mon Oct 7 17:53:04 UTC 2013

On 10/07/2013 10:31 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 08/10/13 01:03, R Kimber wrote:
>> On Fri, 04 Oct 2013 18:14:43 -0400
>> Ric Moore wrote:
>>>> All the relevant modules seem to be loaded OK, including snd_usb_audio.
>>> Methinks if you had pavucontrol installed first, before taking a hammer
>>> to everything, you might have had a chance to be listening to your
>>> tunes. Even a complete purge doesn't always remove all config files.
>>> Maybe look to see if you have any ~/.alsa config files/directories still
>>> lying around, or ~/.asound. rm them with great prejudice. Something is
>>> telling it not to work/start.
>> I have pavucontrol installed.  I've got paulseaudio working again. The
>> USB
>> doesn't show up there.
>>> It might be easier to re-install cleanly, which I have had to do from
>>> some of my own 'hammering round pegs into square holes" sessions. Heh,
>>> I've done that more than once! Or, just for grins, create a new user and
>>> test my theory, unless you blew something up system wide.
>> Yes a clean re-install is a last resort, though.
>>> You might just go into /etc/init.d/ and type ./pulseaudio start
>>>       to see what error messages you see. But, if you're like me, you
>>> blew it up real good. :) Ric
>> Probably :-)
>> service pulseaudio start gives:-
>> start: Rejected send message, 1 matched rules; type="method_call",
>> sender=":1.130" (uid=1000 pid=21386 comm="start pulseaudio ")
>> interface="com.ubuntu.Upstart0_6.Job" member="Start" error name="(unset)"
>> requested_reply="0" destination="com.ubuntu.Upstart" (uid=0 pid=1
>> comm="/sbin/init")
>> ps shows a pulseaudio process now.
>> - Richard.
> I've been trying to find out which chipset this device is using but
> cannot find the answer.
> However I came across this in the User Manual for it: the device is a
> USB #2 device and will work with USB #1.1 but *NOT* USB #1. What USB
> port do you have it connected to?

Basil, we forgot the easy one!
sudo apt-get install lsusb
then type lsusb to see if it is seen at all. If not, a quick scramble 
around in the bios to turn off HDA support might be the ticket. We just 
have to dumb down the system.
<BOINK!> "I coulda had a V8". 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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