[CentOS] how do I make my headset work

Fri Jun 5 21:16:12 UTC 2015
Michael Hennebry <hennebry at web.cs.ndsu.nodak.edu>

On Fri, 5 Jun 2015, g wrote:

> On 06/05/2015 03:43 PM, John R Pierce wrote:
>> On 6/5/2015 1:33 PM, Michael Hennebry wrote:
>>> It's a desktop in an old house.
>>> The outlets have ground-fault protection,
>>> but the third prong is ungrounded.
>> not sure how GFI would function at all without a valid ground, unless
>> the GFI is wired to neutral, which is dangerous on its own.

As I understand it, GFI sums the currents going into each prong.
If the sum is not close enough to zero, it breaks the circuit.

>> also, things like fluorescent lamps can greatly contribute to hum,
>> although that often sounds like a buzz.  lamp dimmers too, try
>> switching  any dimmers in the general area to either 100% on or
>> totally off.

No dimmers, but I tried turning off the overhead flourescent lights.
No effect.

>> not really, the wire itself has to be shielded coaxial wire. if its
>> actually the headset itself, I'd suggest getting another one.
>> I've had better luck with USB headsets of late instead of analog
>> ones plugged into on-board audio, as the onboard audio microphone
>> inputs are generally of very poor quality.
> even with usb headsets, quality/cost is to be considered.
> cheap preforms as cheap is.
> low the price, lower the quality of results.
> you get what you pay for.

More precisely, you pay for what you get.
Getting what you pay for is iffier.

Michael   hennebry at web.cs.ndsu.NoDak.edu
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