View Full Version : [ubuntu] ALSA not working with logitech z-10 usb speakers 8.10

January 18th, 2009, 04:38 PM
I just installed ubuntu 8.10 on my machine which is using Logitech z-10 usb speakers. I had system sounds for the first few times I rebooted but now I have none, and when go to System>Preferences>Sound and Test the sound playback using "Logitech Z-10 USB Speaker USB Audio (ALSA)" I receive error message

audiotestsrc wave=sine freq=512 ! audioconvert ! audioresample ! gconfaudiosink: Could not open audio device for playback.

And when I test playback using the "ALSA - Advanced Linux Sound Architecture" the testing dialogue box appears but no tone is played.

Testing playback on OSS works fine.

January 19th, 2009, 12:35 AM

January 19th, 2009, 03:20 AM
If you just installed Intrepid you need to get some missing stuff to get your sound setup properly


September 8th, 2009, 10:27 AM
I've got logitech usb speakers too. Go to a Terminal. In Terminal, type

asoundconf set-default-card 1

Then close and re-open your browser (Mozilla Firefox) or restart your system.
Note, if you unplug your usb speakers, your laptop speakers will take over. In order to re-establish contact with the usb speakers, you will need to (plug them back in) restart the system.