How to Install and Use 3D Sound USB Driver on Ubuntu Linux Desktop
If you have a 3D sound USB device and want to use it on your Ubuntu Linux desktop, you may need to install a driver and configure some settings to make it work properly. In this article, we will show you how to do that step by step.
What is 3D Sound USB Driver
A 3D sound USB driver is a software that enables your computer to communicate with your 3D sound USB device, such as a headset, speaker, or microphone. It allows you to enjoy surround sound effects and adjust the volume, bass, treble, and other parameters of your audio output.
There are different types of 3D sound USB devices, such as C-Media, Creative, Logitech, etc. Depending on the model and manufacturer of your device, you may need a specific driver to make it compatible with your Ubuntu Linux desktop.
How to Install 3D Sound USB Driver on Ubuntu Linux Desktop
The installation process may vary depending on the type of your 3D sound USB device. Here are some general steps that you can follow:
Plug your 3D sound USB device into a USB port on your computer.
Open a terminal window by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T or searching for \"terminal\" in the Dash.
Type lsusb and press Enter to list all the USB devices connected to your computer. You should see something like this:
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0d8c:013c C-Media Electronics, Inc. CM108 Audio Controller
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 04f2:b40e Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd HP Truevision HD camera
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 138a:003f Validity Sensors, Inc. VFS495 Fingerprint Reader
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
In this example, the first line shows that we have a C-Media CM108 Audio Controller connected to our computer. The ID number (0d8c:013c) is important as we will use it later to install the driver.
Type sudo apt update and press Enter to update your system repositories.
Type sudo apt install alsa-utils and press Enter to install ALSA utilities, which are useful for managing your audio devices.
Type sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf and press Enter to edit the ALSA configuration file with Nano text editor.
Scroll down to the end of the file and add a new line with the following format: