Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Logitech USB headset & Ubuntu/Linux

My wife had an unused Logitech Stereo USB Headset 250 kicking around the house that I took into the office today. Joy of joys! Ubuntu/Dapper recognized it and both the headset *and* microphone work out of the box.

Just like Microsoft Windows ;-)

8 comments:

  1. I am so glad it works... I was looking for one to go with my Windows desktop and Ubuntu laptop. This was the first link in my search. Thanks again for the info.

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  2. All I know is what I wrote. I don't use a SuSE desktop. However there is a pretty good
    chance it will work, SuSE usually does a good job with integrating new hardware support.

    -marc

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  3. ok, i have that same headset, but i'm running the latest version of Kubuntu. I plugged it in, and it wouldn't work at all. after it removed the primary soundcard, I was finally able to hear my music and crap like that through it, but i still cant get the system sounds to come through. i think i have to manually override the device location in the arts sound server, but i can't find the path to put in. i've tried every /dev location that i can think of that would make any sense at all, and it still won't work. I even tried a few locations in /sys.

    any ideas?

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  4. NightWolf,

    I use the gnome desktop and when the headset is plugged it, there is a notification that a new audio device is available and offers to use it. There was no need to edit configuration files manually or anything -- it was very slick.

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  5. Good news. I'll probably buy it.

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  6. Thanks for testing. I'll probably buy it.

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  7. Thanks for testing. I'll probably buy it.

    BTW this blog does not let you post comments from links2 web browser. :P And the poster's OS and Browser are very inviting. :)

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  8. Hi.
    The most USB-headset is working if you select usb audio in System/Preferences/Sound for Sound Events, Music and Movies, and Audio Conferencing - Sound Playback.
    It worked for me and i got a crappy SilverCrest MHS 5100 USB

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