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When I install Mint having my Creative Xmod Wireless USB plugged in the device picks up perfectly. The problem is that when I pull it out of the laptop the laptop diverts back to the built in speakers. After reading many forums I cannot find the solution of how to make the laptop play the sound through the USB device as default rather than the laptop speakers. I don't think the answer is in the 'Sound' menu under Hardware in the Control Panel. I tried various options there with no results. If anyone has this answer for me will be great. I don't want to reinstall Mint again.
There is power to the device but the sound is dead. It only works when I reinstall Linux from scratch again. It stops working when I pull it out the USB socket. The laptop picks up the built-in speakers when I do this. It then keeps this setting. The laptop fails to pick up the USB device when I put it back in.
For flash i actually don't know but VLC should have an option to choose sound device in preferences I may be wrong as I don't have VLC installed in this version of Mint (I have varying between 3 and 10 installed )
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