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Old 11-01-2006, 07:49 AM   #6
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So, why does a perfectly good USB headset, which shows up in the prefs immediately, and works flawlessly on a PC, suddenly stop transmitting/receiving the instant it is connected to a G5? The only thing I can figure is it must not actually be "plug-n-play" - despite showing up in the system prefs immediately.
There's a small chance that the USB implementation is non-standard and only works on a PC because there's a custom driver on the PC for it. However, the fact that it does show up in the Sound preference pane makes that unlikely.

Neither of the computers we tested this on are ever shut down and restarted (both run high-level analyses that have run times measured in days, and we could set someone's research back a week if we reboot while one is running), so maybe you cannot use a USB mic unless you reboot the computer with the mic in place? Is that a possibility? More to the point, if that *is* the problem, is there a software-based way to get around the actual act of rebooting?
No, a reboot is not normally necessary. There could occasionally be a situation where the computer got "whacked out" and would need to be rebooted to get things reset, but that should certainly be a rare occurrence, if ever at all.

How about posting some screenshots of your Sound Input Preference Pane and your Ventrilo setup dialog?
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