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  1. #1

    USB Headphone problem

    I am having a problem with my USB headphones and Debian.

    I can listen to music with my headphoners in MPlayer and XMMS, since I have the ability to choose the device I want to use in them.

    But I can't listen to yotube videos without having to turn on the speakers, and Totem and Ogle have the same problem.

    I have done almost everything. Typing alsamixer -c 1 solves nothing.

    aplay -l gives me this:

    **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
    card 0: V8235 [VIA 8235], device 0: VIA 8235 [VIA 8235]
    Subdevices: 3/4
    Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
    Subdevice #1: subdevice #1
    Subdevice #2: subdevice #2
    Subdevice #3: subdevice #3
    card 0: V8235 [VIA 8235], device 1: VIA 8235 [VIA 8235]
    Subdevices: 1/1
    Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
    card 1: default [C-Me
    dia USB Audio Device ], device 0: USB Audio [USB Audio]
    Subdevices: 1/1

    The weird thing is that C-Media USB Audio Device is the default device here. Why are Totem, Ogle and Youtube plugins using the other one?

    The sound file in /etc/modprobe.d has this:

    alias snd-card-0 snd-via82xx
    options snd-via82xx index=0
    options snd_usb_audio index=1
    If I change the order in options and re-start again, then there's no sound. not even in XMMS and Mplayer, which is even weirder.

    Does anyone know what's going on?
    Last edited by oz; 01-29-2009 at 04:25 AM. Reason: removed spam url

  2. #2
    hmmm so you have two sound cards. Just from curiosity post the

    I guess the sound cards you have: one is on usb and one onboard. Try to turn off the onboard sound card from bios and see if it works.
    Registered Linux user #471256
    Don`t give up so easy...

  3. #3


    00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8375 [KM266/KL266] Host Bridge
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8633 [Apollo Pro266 AGP]
    00:07.0 Serial controller: Agere Systems LT WinModem (rev 02)
    00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
    00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
    00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
    00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 82)
    00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 ISA Bridge
    00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
    00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 50)
    00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 74)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. VT8375 [ProSavage8 KM266/KL266]
    I don't understand how this is relevant to anything. :/

    I haven't tried altering the BIOS yet.

    Thanks anyway.

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  5. #4

    (work around)

    I had issues with my usb headphones. I had to reset alsa on reboot.

    This little guide might help you out.

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