I recently just installed freya..and my logitech USB headphones seem to not work. I saw other people suggest unmuting them in alsamixer, I did that, but that did not fix anything. My speakers work just fine, does anyone have any ideas?

  • are those USB headphones? Commented Aug 29, 2015 at 3:29
  • Yes they are, sorry for the late response. Commented Aug 31, 2015 at 16:34

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I had a similar problem to this, headphones didn't work automatically but they appeared in Switchboard under sound, there I could switch to them and they worked normally, try doing this first.

If it works then to make this happen automatically when you connect them open the file /etc/pulse/default.pa as root and add the following line to the end:

load-module module-switch-on-connect

Then reboot or run the command pacmd load-module module-switch-on-connect

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