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    Default KDE4, Pulse audio and USB Headset

    Just rebuilt my desktop and installed openSUSE 11.4 with KDE4.7.4.

    I'm having problems getting my Logitech USB headset to work with anything
    except Audacity (with Audacity it works fine!)

    YaST won't play test sounds through it.
    I can select it as the Master Channel with KMix but music still comes out
    through the speakers instead.
    Skype simply sees PulseAudio and offers no other choices as the sound device
    - and that's even if I turn PulseAudio off in YaST

    It's definitely there, YaST sees it, lsusb lists it, Kmix configures it but
    I can't switch output to it in KDE.

    As I say, Audacity shows it as a playback device and it works!

    There may be some way of configuring things with KDE's system settings but I
    can't get to Phonon under the Multimedia settings as it crashes every time I
    click on the Phonon icon with an undefined symbol error.

    Amarok configure Phonon also crashes

    How can I get KDE and Skype to play with the USB headset?

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    Default Re: KDE4, Pulse audio and USB Headset

    can't get to Phonon under the Multimedia settings as it crashes every time I
    click on the Phonon icon with an undefined symbol error.
    Then you have to perhaps look at the reason for this as part of the solution. Because I can access this area. But then I'm using stock kde4.7.2
    You it seems are not?
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    Default Re: KDE4, Pulse audio and USB Headset

    Quote Originally Posted by fudokai View Post
    Just rebuilt my desktop and installed openSUSE 11.4 with KDE4.7.4.
    4.7.4 .... I stay away from non-stock openSUSE version numbers of desktops myself.

    For users of a stock KDE version (that comes with 12.1) I recommend the application pulse audio volume control (pavucontrol) which allows one to tune their audio device output on an application level. As for KDE.4.7.4 ? I don't know.
    Last edited by oldcpu; 18-Dec-2011 at 14:33.

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    Default Re: KDE4, Pulse audio and USB Headset

    oldcpu wrote:

    >
    > fudokai;2419756 Wrote:
    >> Just rebuilt my desktop and installed openSUSE 11.4 with KDE4.7.4.

    > 4.7.4 .... I stay away from non-stock openSUSE version numbers of
    > desktops myself.
    >
    > For users of a stock KDE version (that comes with 12.1) I recommend the
    > application pulse audio volume control (pavucontrol) which allows one to
    > tune their audio device output on an application level. As for KDE.4.7.4
    > ? I don't know.
    >
    >


    4.7.4 is just the latest offering of KDE 4.7 - I had 4.7 installed on the
    previous incarnation of this box (under openSUSE 11.3) and the headset
    worked Ok then.

    I keep away from factory (except in a VM) as I'm not a developer the 4.7
    branch is supposed to be /relatively/ stable.

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    Fudokai wrote:

    > oldcpu wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> fudokai;2419756 Wrote:
    >>> Just rebuilt my desktop and installed openSUSE 11.4 with KDE4.7.4.

    >> 4.7.4 .... I stay away from non-stock openSUSE version numbers of
    >> desktops myself.
    >>
    >> For users of a stock KDE version (that comes with 12.1) I recommend the
    >> application pulse audio volume control (pavucontrol) which allows one to
    >> tune their audio device output on an application level. As for KDE.4.7.4
    >> ? I don't know.
    >>
    >>

    >
    > 4.7.4 is just the latest offering of KDE 4.7 - I had 4.7 installed on the
    > previous incarnation of this box (under openSUSE 11.3) and the headset
    > worked Ok then.
    >
    > I keep away from factory (except in a VM) as I'm not a developer the 4.7
    > branch is supposed to be /relatively/ stable.
    >

    Oops - clicked on Send before I'd finished ...

    I've installed pavucontrol and that shows the headset and, again, everything
    seems fine. The headset shows up as a device and can be configured.

    It's just that I can't seem to direct output to it except from Audacity (so
    far).
    If I set the headset as the Master channel with Kmix, sound still comes
    through the speakers and not the headset.

    --
    Alan

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    Default Re: KDE4, Pulse audio and USB Headset

    On Mon, 19 Dec 2011 16:59:21 GMT, Fudokai
    <fudokai@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >Fudokai wrote:
    >
    >> oldcpu wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>> fudokai;2419756 Wrote:
    >>>> Just rebuilt my desktop and installed openSUSE 11.4 with KDE4.7.4.
    >>> 4.7.4 .... I stay away from non-stock openSUSE version numbers of
    >>> desktops myself.
    >>>
    >>> For users of a stock KDE version (that comes with 12.1) I recommend the
    >>> application pulse audio volume control (pavucontrol) which allows oneto
    >>> tune their audio device output on an application level. As for KDE.4.7.4
    >>> ? I don't know.
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> 4.7.4 is just the latest offering of KDE 4.7 - I had 4.7 installed on the
    >> previous incarnation of this box (under openSUSE 11.3) and the headset
    >> worked Ok then.
    >>
    >> I keep away from factory (except in a VM) as I'm not a developer the 4.7
    >> branch is supposed to be /relatively/ stable.
    >>

    >Oops - clicked on Send before I'd finished ...
    >
    >I've installed pavucontrol and that shows the headset and, again, everything
    >seems fine. The headset shows up as a device and can be configured.
    >
    >It's just that I can't seem to direct output to it except from Audacity (so
    >far).
    >If I set the headset as the Master channel with Kmix, sound still comes
    >through the speakers and not the headset.


    I suppose that you could try alsamixer instead of kmix. I have had flaky
    weird problems that i finally tracked down to kmix itself.

    ?-)

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