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Old 02-17-2013, 05:24 AM   #1
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USB speakers with Linux Mint 11


I bought a Bose Companion 5 speaker system and I'm not able to have them working yet with Linux Mint 11 system.

I followed the steps described in this thread;

But on the last step which is the restart of the sound system, I realised that I have no alsa-utils file. I only have alsa-restore and alsa-store.

Via Menu->Preferences->Sound, I choose the Bose USB Audio (Analog Surround 4.1 Output) as hardware and also the output, it's somehow not working. Any comment/help would be gratefully appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Old 02-18-2013, 06:51 AM   #2
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I don't know if this will help but it worked for me.

Although this solution was originally posted for Debian, I've used it successfully with Ubuntu and Mint as well. No real surprise there.

Good luck.
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Smile USB Speakers in Linux

I have a Bose Companion 5 speaker system and I use Linux Mint. After trying many things, I installed "veromix". I only had to start it, select the device I wanted to use and made it the default.
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Mint 17.2 Cinnamon fixed by reloading alsa

I spent way too much time trying to figure this out, so I'm sharing for everyone else's benefit. I have Mint 17.2 Cinnamon installed on a Dell Precision M4600, and at home I use Bose Companion 5 USB speakers connected through a Dell eport plus docking station. The speakers worked fine until yesterday when I disconnected my laptop to go on the road. When I reconnected at home, the Sound Manager could see the Bose Speakers as 'Analog Output Bose USB Audio' but I could not select it as an audio source. Rather than logging out, restarting or cycling the power on my system (which I refuse to do because it's not the way it's supposed to be), I eventually stumbled into the following fix:

In Terminal:
$ pulseaudio --kill
$ sudo alsa force-reload
The system will unload the ALSA sound driver modules and then reload them. Sound worked immediately. Hope it helps.


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