USB sound

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Mon Oct 7 18:44:16 UTC 2013

On 10/07/2013 02:16 PM, R Kimber wrote:
> On Mon, 07 Oct 2013 13:53:04 -0400
> Ric Moore wrote:
>> 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
> I have lsusb and I think that it lists the device as:
> Bus 001 Device 016: ID 04b4:930b Cypress Semiconductor Corp
Ok, seeing the device is half the battle. Others on this list in the 
past have disabled HDA in order for the 'more primitive" plain-jane 
audio to become available. Forage around in your bios and, if found, 
turn it off. If all you are going to use is the USB device, turn off 
support for onboard sound, for the time being. It's not like it's 

Just for ducks, as alsa seems hell bent on using both HDA sound devices. 
So, remove them. Funny that you seem to have two sound cards, both set 
to HDA. If one is a secondary card, remove it too. You can always put it 
back in. The trick will be to get the USB sound device working now. 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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