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Hardware / Re: Logitech USB Headsets A-00044 Causing Problems [Solved]
« on: November 26, 2015, 05:08:20 pm »
That makes sense.  Something certainly changed.  Thanks again for all the great help.

I am nut sure what is meant by 15.10.  (Is this a new release?)  What I did do just now is try using the headset with the live session of the latest 64bit Respin version.  (15.09??)  When I plugged in the headset nothing happened - at all.  There was no weird phantom mouse clicks, but the system did not immediately switch from  the speakers to the headphones as normally happens.   But the system did recognize the speakers because I could switch output to the headset via the pulse audio application.  This worked fine - although volume control was through pulse audio.  I have no idea if this is the expected behavior.    I entered the double-sudo  modprobe command that worked with the installed version, but it had no apparent effect.

Okay, now, where things seem  quite odd is that when I rebooted the system just bow and when through Grub to P6, I was amazed to see that the headset now works fine. I had sound from the speakers until the headset was plugged into the USB, at which point the music went to the headphones (which is the expected behavior.)   I did this several times with no problem.  I have no idea why this problem seems fixed for good.  And not sure how, exactly it happened.   But if I can be of an assistance at all, please let me know. 


Hardware / Re: Logitech USB Headsets A-00044 Causing Problems [Solved]
« on: November 26, 2015, 01:09:12 pm »
Yes!  When I pull up the terminal and enter that command with the second sudo (plus password of course) it all works great!   Until, of course, I unplug the headphones.   Thank you very much!  Looking around the internet I do see several complaints about the 340 (which is, evidently what I have.)  I guess I will mark this solved although if there is any more robust solution than using this command each time I would appreciate it .  (Or, I could just get a new headset.)   In any case THANK YOU so much. 

Hardware / Re: Logitech USB Headsets A-00044 Causing Problems
« on: November 26, 2015, 11:12:30 am »
Yes, I was able to open the terminal and lsusb yielded this:

benfnov@benfnov-HP-ProBook-450-G1 ~ $ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8008 Intel Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 05c8:0359 Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd (Foxlink)
Bus 003 Device 011: ID 046d:c03d Logitech, Inc. M-BT96a Pilot Optical Mouse
Bus 003 Device 010: ID 046d:0a38 Logitech, Inc.
Bus 003 Device 005: ID 8087:07dc Intel Corp.
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

(I should note I am also using a logitech mouse. When I use lsusb without the mouse all is the same except "Pilot mouse"  line is missing.)

When I typed in the command you suggested I got an error " Could not insert "usbhid"; operation not permitted.  "


Hardware / Logitech USB Headsets A-00044 Causing Problems [Solved]
« on: November 26, 2015, 09:38:42 am »
Instead of Thanksgiving Football I have installed 64 bit P6 in a dual-boot configuration on my HP 450 G1 "ProBook."   All went very well until I plugged-in my Logitech USB headset (Model A-00044)   The moment I plug this headset in, bad things happen.  The pointer icon changes, things freeze, menus won't come up, and application windows will become transparent.   The behavior isn't consistent, but is bad.  And the second I unplug the headset, everything goes back to normal.   I have checked, and the headset works fine with Windows 10.   Interestingly, if I start Pandora before I plug the headset in, they work beautifully, but I can do nothing else until I unplug them.

I have learned from other People On the Internet, that USB headsets sometimes do not play well  with LINUX.  But since using them is a key function of my computer, I am hopeful there is a solution out there.   I am not a noobie with computers, but I am with LINUX, so any help would be greatly appreciated!!


General Discussion / Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« on: November 25, 2015, 12:05:10 pm »
Hello!   My name is Ben, and I live in  just outside Washington DC.     Although LINUX is used at work, I am purely a consumer.  I was intrigued by Peppermint as a way to rejuvenate several elderly laptops that had been abandoned by my family.   I now have three perfectly-workable computers that are sitting around the house for easy access whenever anyone wants to get on the internet to check mail, Facebook, or buy something on Amazon. 

I also very much like the clean and easy-to understand Peppermint interface.  I would assert that it is  much easier to access settings and other tools with Peppermint than is the case with Windows 10.   Speaking of which, I recently purchased a new computer pre-installed with Windows 10.  I am not quite ready to go all-in with Peppermint on this new machine,  but I have installed Peppermint 6 on a USB flash drive to see if there are any  performance  improvements with graphics-heavy applications that have a LINUX version.   I am looking forward to learning more and being part of this interesting community. 


Installation / Re: Kernel Panic with new 64bit P6 on HP Pavillion G4
« on: November 23, 2015, 04:07:10 pm »
Well, what is happening is the following:   I  used the key (with confirmed md5sum) and chose a full install.  It all goes perfectly until I must reboot.  I shut down, remove the key, and restart.  The first few times I tried to restart the screen came up white with emerging mottled vertical lines.   Eventually, I got the "grub" to come up showing only the options of P6 64, P6 64 recover, and the tests.  Regardless of using  the P6 or P6 recover, the same thing happens.  The screen scrolls until I get the "Kernel panic can't find a working init."   I have also tried installing just live, which works, but when I click the "install P6" option I get the same behavior.   All roads lead to "Kernel panic can't find a working init."   After reading mentions of similar behavior posted here, I am wondering if there is something mucked up with the graphics card.    But given that the only reason I wanted 64 was memory usage, this is all probably moot.  I will just re-install 32 and be happy.   Thanks!

Note:   As expected, 32 bit reinstalled wonderfully and works like a charm.  Thanks again for the insight about 32 bit PAE. 

I had been running 32bit P6 on my not-terribly old Pavillion G4 because it was said to be more stable  Because the Pavillion has 8GB, I decided it made sense to replace the 32bit with 64bit.    I created a USB key, but  I end up getting a "kernel panic - can not find a working init"  error.   Any insights would be very much appreciated.

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