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are any drivers needed Sep 17, 2014
Works great with Mac OS! No drivers needs, but you need to tell the operating system to use the new usb device for input and output of sound. This does not occur automatically. Connect the usb stereo sound adapter to usb port in computer. Go to system Preferences and select Sound from Hardware options. Select the Output tab; then scroll and select "C-Media USB Audio Device". Do the same for sound Input under the Input tab. My OS X version is 10.8.5, but should be the same steps for OS X Mavericks.
This worked without any manual configuration on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The kernel in use is Linux 3.2.0-67-generic. It is identified as "Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0d8c:0008 C-Media Electronics, Inc." by lsusb. The relevant dmesg lines are: [2845187.137277] input: C-Media USB Audio Device as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.0/usb1/1-1/1-1.4/1-1.4:1.3/input/input7 [2845187.137524] generic-usb 0003:0D8C:0008.0003: input,hidraw2: USB HID v1.00 Device [C-Media USB Audio Device ] on usb-0000:00:1a.0-1.4/input3 [2845187.215401] usbcore: registered new interface driver snd-usb-audio So you will have to check compatibility with the kernel and modules used in Ubuntu 10.04. But since your version is quite old, there's a good chance it isn't supported simply because this device may not have even existed in 2010. It isn't listed in the USB device pages, which were last updated mid-2009. https://usb-ids.gowdy.us/read/UD/0d8c
Will this work to replace a broken headphone jack? Nov 24, 2014
My stereo has a USB port but no line out jack . Will this serve as a line out for headphones and if so will it cut off the main speakers like a jack? Jan 22, 2014
It will work as line out, not sure if it will cut off the main speakers.
Will this work if my current laptop sound card no longer works? In other words, does it rely on the current audio card, or is it independent? Jan 16, 2014
Yep it works perfect without any other sound card. That's what I bought it for.
my husbands mic jack on his laptop quit working will this allow him to plug in a headset with a mic and it work Feb 23, 2014
I have successfully used mine that way on a Windoze laptop that had a bad audio section. Note that when plugged in this unit also disables the laptop's internal speakers, but that is desirable when he's using a headset.