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Old 10-13-2006, 10:21 AM   #1
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Does any Linux distro support USB speakers....


.....I have tried Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Xandros without success so far.
Any advice would be much appreciated.
Thank you.
 
Old 10-13-2006, 11:26 AM   #2
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www.google.com/linux, search words: usb speakers.

A quick read of a few articles leads me to the following conclusions:

1) you must have a usb 2.0 controller.

2) usb sound support must be compiled in to the kernel, or as a module.

3) some usb devices may not be hotpluggable, such as speakers and headphones. Meaning, such hardware must be plugged in at boot time in order to work.

Some of the articles are a bit dated, so things may have imporved since they were written.
 
Old 10-14-2006, 11:13 AM   #3
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Thanks for your help, bigrigdriver....I'll keep trying!


A quick read of a few articles leads me to the following conclusions:

1) you must have a usb 2.0 controller.

2) usb sound support must be compiled in to the kernel, or as a module.

3) some usb devices may not be hotpluggable, such as speakers and headphones. Meaning, such hardware must be plugged in at boot time in order to work.

Some of the articles are a bit dated, so things may have imporved since they were written.
 
Old 10-14-2006, 09:46 PM   #4
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I'm running Mandriva 2006 on a Compaq Evo. My powered USB Compaq brand speakers work great first, time everytime.
 
Old 10-15-2006, 02:31 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Cara25
I'm running Mandriva 2006 on a Compaq Evo. My powered USB Compaq brand speakers work great first, time everytime.

Many thanks, Cara....I'll try Mandriva...I must have my BBC Radio!
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