I have a StarTech USB audio adapter which I have been unable to get output from in Suse.
Pavucontrol allows me to adjust the output to this device, and even shows some signal when playing media. However, no output makes it to the headset/speaker jack of the USB device.
There does not appear to be any issues with playing media to the internal sound card & speakers of the computer.
I booted up a Live Ubuntu disk, the device was recognized, and output made it with no problem.
This leads me to discount a hardware problem.
Can you do a screen print of each of the pavucontrol screens (while playing a song or video with a media player) so we can see what settings you have applied. ie configuration, output devices, playback.
I’m trying to help a user in a different thread who is trying to get sound playback out of BOTH his headsets at the same time (USB and regular) : Sound to multiple output devices with pulse? … you should NOT need a sink for a simple USB headset playback.
Selecting the USB in the ALSA control mutes the internal speakers, but no output on USB device. However, VU indicator on the Output devices panel shows output to the device. Donno where this output is going to, but it probably is not the StarTech…
hmm … its hard to give good advice when the pix are wrong. >:(
You have extra devices that are confusing to me.
With your USB headset plugged in, please run the following diagnostic script and provide the output. DO NOT change your configuration from which you had in the above, as if you do then running the script is pointless as the configuration has changed and that makes this harder.
run that with your pc connected to the internet. Select the SHARE/UPLOAD option. Post here the URL/web address that it give you when the script finishes. Do NOT post the script content here. Just post the website/URL address where the script is located.
I don’t believe I changed anything in the Yast control. I did check the Sound settings to see if the device was detected (it was).
OK, your USB sound device sound is muted. You need to unmute it. Look at this from your mixer :
That makes sense. Any idea how to unmute? I’ve tried every Mixer GUI that is installed. Everyone says that the device should NOT be muted.
I’m unfamiliar with sound card commands, so if you know of one that should work, I’ll give it a try.
The answer is Yes, once I went through all the various “mixer” panels and got all the sliders and buttons in the right position. I have 5 mixer GUI programs (Mixer, Gmixer, PulseAudio Volume Control, AlsaMixerGui, and Kmix). Each one seems to do something a little different, but unless all the ducks are lined up, no output. GUIs are supposed to make things easier, not more complicated.
I wish I understood how this whole sound system worked a little better