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ajaxStardust 12-02-2012 11:42 PM

USB: Logitech Wireless Headset
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At Issue; problematic for this User:
How do i convince the GUI soft, such as-- gmusicbrowser; clementine; Volume Control GUI; etc-- that the adequate hardware is present, that I might then use audio-playback software, for example: listen to music?

BOX: Lenovo IdeaCentre K330B
Kernel: 3.2.0-34-generic
Distro: MINT13
Up-to-date MINT, MATE{*3} Desktop Environment 1.2.0 (however, running on a SanDisk USB drive)
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As clearly illustrated via screen capture, those relevant [i.e. the Volume Mixer, as oft found in a panel area, near clocks and logout buttons] software indicate false hardware data, thus a difficulty in the management thereof: it has neither audio in, nor audio out device(s) present.

Moreover, what's obviously visible to certain, apparently more well-informed processes, such as the command-line utility for inspecting USB Device details [newbs: Open your terminal; your console; your CLI, and copy/paste the following 'man' (not as in "spark-a-bone, man!", rather as in, 'Read the Freedom Manual') query, where -k denotes "what follows is a regular expression" "man -k usb\-devices":

for I've learned the contrary is true; the system does not deny the presense of the device, according to a lower-level, less-abstracted solution:

some@prompt$ sudo usb-devices
clearly, reveals a hardware; something i desire for audio playback

T: Bus=02 Lev=02 Prnt=02 Port=00 Cnt=01 Dev#= 5 Spd=12 MxCh= 0
D: Ver= 1.10 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs= 1
P: Vendor=046d ProdID=0a12 Rev=01.00
S: Manufacturer=Logitech
S: Product=Logitech Wireless Headset
C: #Ifs= 4 Cfg#= 1 Atr=80 MxPwr=100mA
I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 0 Cls=01(audio) Sub=01 Prot=00 Driver=(none)
I: If#= 1 Alt= 0 #EPs= 0 Cls=01(audio) Sub=02 Prot=00 Driver=(none)
I: If#= 2 Alt= 0 #EPs= 0 Cls=01(audio) Sub=02 Prot=00 Driver=(none)
I: If#= 3 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=03(HID ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=usbhid

This, not to mention, the Lenovo IdeaCentre K330B has on-board "Realtek HDA", peculiarly-enough, once recognized/named/used by Win7-- if memory serves-- an Intel HD Audio device.

Veteran users: GNU/Linux, *NIX-like O/S outfitted w/ Window Managers; robust Destkop Environments (e.g. GNOME; KDE; XFCE; etc.),
What is Remarkable, in my limited experience: The "MATE" d/t: apparently, for those who prefer a more "GNOME 2", or LXDE-sort of layout, over the default 'buntu d/top, current editions (ahem, GNOME d/top, current), "MATE" is where resides the continuing life of an otherwise :sigh: d/top-layout of yesteryear. [Ugh! -- Win8; smartphones; who cares! but, i digest.]

TB0ne 12-03-2012 04:00 PM

You don't say what model of Logitech wireless headset you're using, so it's hard to be specific. Bluetooth devices use A2DP, while some of the headsets just use a specific dongle. Based on many things that are easily found on Google, it would seem that Pulseaudio will discover a new output device and you just have to select it. There may also be some small things to do, but again, without knowing your headset model, it's hard to say.

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