How do I change the sound device?
I plugged in my Logitech USB Headset. It's detected as another sound driver, but how do I switch sound drivers from my internal sound card to the USB Headset?
I tried system--settings--sounds & multimedia--sound system
but USB Logitech doesn't come out as a sound device.
Apparently audio and sound devices / compatibilities are not a priority issue in backtrack since it is a pen-testing distro not a multimedia-centre-distro.
Originally Posted by drakoth777
p.s. I wish there was 5.1 support as well but the last time I checked (bt3beta) nothing like that was implemented. But I have to agree with the devs, that there are more important things to look at...
i remember playing around with my sounddrivers i think the command i used was "alsaconfig" if someone else could please confirm that, that would be great
The command is alsaconfig however in order for it to work the drivers must be loaded or built into the kernel. Most of the drivers are modules so you would have to figure out the module name for your sound card and make sure its loaded with lsmod. If its not you do a modprobe (driver name). With out the name of your sound card there is not a lot else I can do.
By the way anyone who is dying to have 5.1 support (which is a myth anyway because most music nowadays is barely stereo) can just do a quick rebuild of their kernel to add it.
The name of the sound card would be
Logitech USB Headset, it's its own sound card I believe. I remember when it worked in fedora, the device was called Logitech USB Headset.
The module that BT3 loaded for this sound device is
snd_usb_audio, but obviously it doesn't work. Do I need to remove the module for my internal sound card so they don't interefere? I have the basic AC ' 97 / HD Audio mobo soundcard.
I tried alsaconfig with that snd_usb_audio module loaded into memory and alsaconf didn't detect it. It just detected my internal sound card and a legacy one.
How would I manually mount a cdrom? What's the filesystem on it?
mount -t iso /dev/hda /mnt/cdrom
How would one rebuild the kernel to have 5.1 sound?
the first thing to do is check your kernel and see if you sound card is included.
so lets see the output of this....
pwnsauce ~ # cat /usr/src/linux/.config | grep SND_USB_AUDIO
# CONFIG_SND_USB_AUDIO is not set
pwnsauce ~ #
bt ~ # cat /usr/src/linux/.config | grep SND_USB_AUDIO
bt ~ #
Do you think that legacy driver that alsaconf picked up would be the usb logitech headset? no right? The other sound card that alsaconf was hda-intel but that's the onboard audio.