[SOLVED] Does the Aluratek Bump speaker work on linux?
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Might show for the chipset on that device also since I was thinking of getting one also. I have seen them on advertised on Satellite TV
Commercials. I wonder about the chipset because it may need firmware to function in Linux properly and maybe a kernel upgrade is all that is needed, (maybe, cuz I don't know)
Currently. I use one of these plugged into one of these with these in conjunction with pianobar in my Motorcycle Shop Desktop. But I am looking for something smaller to carry on the motorcycle with my EEEPC Netbooks on the road.
Last edited by rokytnji; 04-30-2012 at 08:31 PM.
Reason: More Info
Thank you guys for answering.
I apologize for taking such a long time myself. Since I did not see any reply for several days I assumed there was nobody interested on my post, and forgot to get back to this thread and check again. Sorry.
You are right. Extremely cryptic. I hate when an OP solves the problem and then does not bother to explain to the people who have been following, how the solutioon came about and what exactly the solution was.
Now on the other hand, the device showed on that post is not the one I purchased, I believe.
I used "SYNIC Wireless Audio ubuntu" as a search term.
From what I gathered. SYNIC wireless chip is supported in the Linux kernel OK. No need for any firmware. The trick is to get pulseaudio or whatever to switch to it from the internal sound card. I know I am sounding kinda cryptic but I don;t own one of these yet to play with it. I guess that what was meant in that cruddy Linux Mint thread. You have to make the default sound go to the wireless usb instead of internal sound card.
I know you told alsa to use the wireless usb and it said it had no controls for it. Maybe a newer version of alsa or using pulse audio in conjuction with alsa may do the trick. I don't know though. Just poking around in the dark here.
Thank you rokytnji for your thoughtful posts.
I'm marking this thread solved not because I got the speakers to work, but because the number and depth of ideas kindly posted here are outlining the limits (knowledge and current technology available), degree of difficulty, odds of success and possible time the task will require. The information and links on this thread provide initial orientation and resources to start some hacking on this sort of devices.
I plan to learn more about alsa, pulseaudio and Linux sound in general in the future. Once I have a better background (and some scripting abilities) I would like to get another device of this type and make it work (and I will post my findings on LQ). Once that is firmly accomplished, it may lead to other interesting applications, I believe. I do not fear the learning curve (and actually, I'm including this subject on my 'todo' list of subjects to learn).
For the time being, however, I have to pick up my battles
I have some more pressing (bread winning) tasks for this Linux box, so I decided to buy a $25 set of wired speakers. I just need them to perform well enough to understand voice messages.
Thanks again, I'll see you on other threads