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29 April 2004 @ 12:59 pm
In the realm of just works.  
So my laptop and linux doesn't always play nice. Some of my sound (mp3s, flash) is completely garbled, while others (wav) is just fine. When a group asked me to play with teamspeak, I was doubeous that it would work for me under linux (thank goodness the group has enough linux people that they choose a windows/linux program, yay!!!) since it involved sound plus I thought I didn't have a mic.

So I go get a mic from up stairs and the sound card gleefully out put the mic sound to the speakers, but none of my programs, including the hang-on-record sound recorder, couldn't see the output. I was back to the computer not playing nice with sound at all.

So I get the bright idea that the Karaoke Revolution mic for the playstation 2 is usb. There is a slim chance it might work. (yah right, my head said, who KNOWS what device it is, let alone linux reconsiding it and finding a working driver.) As it turns out, it is a logitec head set that says Konami all over it. Linux reconixed it, spewed a few errors on loading the drivers, but once we tracked down which /dev/dsp it was, and set the program to use it, the head set worked.

Ok, so it was more complicated than "just works" but still I'm using a headset that I bought for the playstation2 on a laptop that doesn't have proper sound drivers to start with and it's working just fine. That's pretty cool.
Binkbinkbink on April 30th, 2004 12:03 am (UTC)
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