pinging @djl @KathyReid
I just wanted to put my 5 cents here. I spent the whole night yesterday trying to make Mycroft work with Jabra, and this thread has been invaluable, just like this random find:
I followed all the instructions and learnt a lot about pulseaudio and alsa in the process, but still can’t figure exactly out what’s wrong. So far Mycroft works, and the only differences with the approach mentioned above are:
- Used the config from gist, renaming hw:1,0 into hw:0,0.
- Replacing the /etc/asound.conf with the one from gist, with same changes.
- Adding a “-D sysdefault” flag to the “play_wav_cmdline” parameter
I would love to know however what’s the reason why the default call to aplay %1 ends up producing no sound, as opposed to a -D sysdefault call (which I d guess supposed to be the same?)
[EDIT]: I think i figured how to solve the default situation according to this ancient bug:
the solution is to go into /usr/share/alsa/pulse-alsa.conf and replace the pcm.!default with your devices of choice (in my case):
I also cannot figure out still how to adjust the volume; I get the error:
amixer: Unable to find simple control 'PCM',0
It is surprising and frustrating at the same time that Jabra Speaker is mentioned on the front page, and yet causes so much btt-hurt. Imagine my frustration coming here after spending a previous weekend realizing that Bluetooth speaker / mic combo does not work well either…