Hey there, I've been having problems with my usb speakers/hub combo.
Whenever I plug it in (in ubuntu or from startup), it blasts the login song, as well as furiously ticking. It'll keep up the ticking for a few seconds afterwards then just stop being a speaker. The hub aspect works just fine, however.
I tried different means of making it my default sound output, but it wouldn't play any sound, unless I went through System->Preferences->Sound and tested the output, in which it was full blast and still ticking. I have no found a way to alter the volume whatsoever.
A strange thing though, once it's plugged in and beyond the ticking and whatnot, the knob the would usually control the volume for the speaker will control the volume to the laptop sound output.
Any Help will do!