How I got my usb headset to work
I got a new headset primarily to use on my ps3 for COD4 but I thought it would be fun to test it on Ubuntu.
It didn’t run straight out-of-the-box, but was pretty easy to get working.
This method will not work for everyone, but it can’t hurt to try.
I began by switching everything to ALSA (advanced linux sound architecture) in “system -> preferences -> sound”.
Then removed PulseAudio from my system by doing
sudo apt-get autoremove pulseaudio – -purge
in a terminal
(note: there should be no space between the two – before purge)
Then I selected the “usb headset” in the sound window.
By now your sound window should look like this:
Then I downloaded “asoundconf-gtk” by using the following command.
“sudo apt-get install asoundconf-gtk”
Once it was installed, I opened it by pressing “alt + f2” and typing the name again.
Then I selected “headset” from the dropdown menu.
After that’s done, install “gnome-alsamixer” the same way you installed “asoundconf-gtk”.
Open up gnome-alsamixer.
Unmute everything and turn them up. There should be a tab on the top (mine was called “usb mixer”), switch to that and do the same again.
And voila, everyhing worked.
If you don’t understand something I’ve written down, feel free to ask.
If these steps aren’t working after following this guide, well I’m sorry, I can’t help you.
You can get help on http://www.ubuntuforums.org or on the irc.freenode.net on #ubuntu or #alsa.
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