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Old 03-29-2009, 03:01 PM   #1
kozaru
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configuring headset in alsa


Hi all,
I've been trying to configure my headset, which is an xbox 360 headset with a usb wireless receiver. It's also called lifechat but it seems those are the same. I got it as a gift so I can skype, but in the skype options I can't select it as audio input or output.
Digging deeper I found out that it does get recognised as a device and some driver is loaded:
Code:
kozaru ~  $  dmesg
input: Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:13.4/usb6/6-1/6-1:1.0/input/input1
input: Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:13.4/usb6/6-1/6-1:1.2/input/input2
input: Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:13.4/usb6/6-1/6-1:1.4/input/input3
input: Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:13.4/usb6/6-1/6-1:1.6/input/input4
usbcore: registered new interface driver xpad
xpad: X-Box pad driver
Code:
kozaru ~  $  cat /proc/bus/input/devices

I: Bus=0003 Vendor=045e Product=0719 Version=0100
N: Name="Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver"
P: Phys=usb-0000:00:13.4-1/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:13.4/usb6/6-1/6-1:1.0/input/input1
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=mouse1 event1 js0 
B: EV=b
B: KEY=78db000000430003 0 0 0 0
B: ABS=3f

I: Bus=0003 Vendor=045e Product=0719 Version=0100
N: Name="Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver"
P: Phys=usb-0000:00:13.4-1/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:13.4/usb6/6-1/6-1:1.2/input/input2
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=mouse2 event2 js1 
B: EV=b
B: KEY=78db000000430003 0 0 0 0
B: ABS=3f

I: Bus=0003 Vendor=045e Product=0719 Version=0100
N: Name="Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver"
P: Phys=usb-0000:00:13.4-1/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:13.4/usb6/6-1/6-1:1.4/input/input3
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=mouse3 event3 js2 
B: EV=b
B: KEY=78db000000430003 0 0 0 0
B: ABS=3f

I: Bus=0003 Vendor=045e Product=0719 Version=0100
N: Name="Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver"
P: Phys=usb-0000:00:13.4-1/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:13.4/usb6/6-1/6-1:1.6/input/input4
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=mouse4 event4 js3 
B: EV=b
B: KEY=78db000000430003 0 0 0 0
B: ABS=3f
When I press the button to "take this call" my mouse pointer shifts briefly from its place, which makes me guess that the wireless contact is operational.

In my ALSA configuration the device isn't recognised, and searching around hasn't given me any idea how to do this.

Could anyone give me some pointers where to look for configuration?

Thanks,
kozaru
 
Old 03-29-2009, 07:22 PM   #2
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hi

I don't have your hw but it being seen as xpad is not good
http://ftp.gnu.org/tmp/linux-libre-f...input/xpad.txt

especially not good that it has only inputs and no output.
 
Old 03-31-2009, 07:24 PM   #3
kozaru
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Hi aus9,
I guess you're right xpad isn't the right driver, but I haven't managed to find any reference to which driver might be good then. Seeing as the receiver of the headset is actually an xbox receiver, maybe some custom driver is needed so that the signals are sent and received in a certain way. Under windows the headset also requires a driver to be installed before inserted, so it's also not natively supported under windows vista. It leads me to believe that they just wrote a driver for their xbox hardware and rebranded it. It's also called the lifechat zx-6000 (or something like that) which is the name on the box, but the receiver itself mentions being an xbox receiver.
And maybe the driver doesn't exist for linux (yet), as my extensive search around the web has given hardly any answers. So for now I'll just let the case rest then and reboot into windows if I really want to skype, or buy another headset in the future.
Thanks for the help,
kozaru.
 
Old 04-02-2009, 07:53 AM   #4
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hi

to save rebooting to windows....install an emulator like thingee...virtualbox...vmware etc...install windows into that...then you can have linux host booted...click into vbox and run xp etc
 
  


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