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Re: Fedora compatible Headset recommendations?



On Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 05:29:04PM -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 22:15:16 +0000,
>   Dave Feustel <dfeustel mindspring com> wrote:
> > 
> > Unfortunately, I threw out all the packaging after I determined that it
> > works. They cost $39 and have builtin headphone and mic volume controls.
> > There is also a USB adaptor, but I have not been able to get that to
> > work with skype. In fact, I had to plug the mic plug directly into the
> > mic jack at the rear of the computer to get the mic to work with skype.
> > I also had to remove pulseaudio modules to be able to adjust the volume.
> > With pulseaudio gone alsamixer seems to work well.
> 
> That helps. I am concerned that if I grab a USB model it may need propietary
> drivers to use. It seems like they have some inexpensive models that
> connect directly to a sound card and have cord lengths that will work.
> The USB models would be a bit more flexible if they actually work.

The USB adaptor for this headset is a small, separate module which is
not reqyired to use the headset with Fedora. It is advertised to work with Windows.
I'll try it out next time I go to the library.

> I have pulseaudio working OK in rawhide. There was an issue with ALSA
> volume controls still being relevant, but with no obvious way to access
> them. I finally found a command line tool that let me set the volume
> for ALSA to something reasonable and I can now control things in applications.
> (Previously the output volume was too low with no way to raise it enough in
> applications to hear clearly and boosting stuff in pulseaudio was producing a
> lot of noise.)

I had the volume problem too, but it seems to have gone away.


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