USB headset ... ?

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at
Thu May 18 06:44:48 UTC 2006

Quoting "Marc G. Fournier" <scrappy at> (from Wed, 17 May 2006  
22:52:23 -0300 (ADT)):

> has anyone ever used something like this under FreeBSD?
> like, are there drivers needed, or ... ?
> Skype has it listed, and I like the fact that I'm not going to end up
> tying up my sound card ...

You should be aware that our USB stack doesn't allow full duplex  
communication by default ATM. For uhci chipsets you can enable it by  
changing the source and it should work.

If this Plantronics headset is just an ordinary USB audio device, it  
should work (FreeBSD 6.1 or -current is a good choice then).

In case you want to play music at the same time you are using a  
headset, you can activate the virtual channels for the audio device  
with a sysctl. This way the sound system allows to open /dev/dsp  
multiple times and mixes everything together and you don't need to  
have more than one soundcard.


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