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Re: USB soundbar as default audio device

On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 03:26:12PM EST, deloptes wrote:
> Chris Jones wrote:

> >> > input,hidraw0: USB HID v1.10 Device [HOLTEK  AudioHub Speaker] on
> >> > usb-0000:00:07.2-1.4.4 usb 1-1.4.4: New USB device found,
> >> > idVendor=046d, idProduct=0a0e usb 1-1.4.4: New USB device
> >> > strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0 usb 1-1.4.4: Product:
> >> > AudioHub Speaker usb 1-1.4.4: Manufacturer: HOLTEK
> >> > 
> >> > Not much that looks like a reference to a chip, at least to my
> >> > uneducated eyes. As you notice the device doubles as a USB hub.
> > 
> > > I couldn't find information about the chip or even if the card is
> >> supported
> >> 
> >> http://www.linux-usb.org/usb.ids
> > 
> > According to the above, HOLTEK aren't even supposed to make USB
> > audio stuff.. :-) Maybe I should send it back & use the compatiblity
> > lists to try and get something that's supported out of the box.
> I would suggest to ask or to look into the development branches of the
> linux kernel or ask the kernel usb audio developers. It might be that
> they need to add just the id to the code to get support for it.If you
> have some C programming skills you even can try hacking it yourself.
> Another option and I think here the problem is that alsa is not
> working for this device - thus the system recognizes it but can not
> associate it with a driver (snd-usb-audio).
> especially this link sound like your problem
> http://www.mail-archive.com/ubuntu-bugs@lists.ubuntu.com/msg1472852.html

As it happens it works in ubuntu 10.10 out of the box. I only need to go
to the sounds preferences and switch cards and sound is routed to the
soundbar. Both the media controls (volume, mute) on the laptop's
keyboard and the volume knob work.

I'll see if I can get it to work in squeeze by comparing the


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