Plantronics cs60-usb wireless headset

Greg KH greg at
Tue Jan 22 22:47:46 UTC 2008

On Fri, Nov 23, 2007 at 02:03:51PM -1000, Jean-Denis Girard wrote:
> Hi list,
> Maybe a bit offtopic...
> From my understanding the cs60-usb is seen by linux as a composite device, 
> with audio device and hid:
> 	usb 3-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 7
> 	usb 3-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
> 	drivers/hid/usbhid/hid-core.c: usb_submit_urb(ctrl) failed
> 	drivers/hid/usbhid/hid-core.c: timeout initializing reports
> 	input: Plantronics CS50/CS60-USB Headset as /class/input/input8
> 	input,hiddev0: USB HID v1.00 Device [Plantronics CS50/CS60-USB 	
> 	Headset] on usb-0000:00:1d.0-1
> Attached is the lsusb -v result for the device.
> Audio  works fine (with snd_usb_audio), and I was able to access the 
> various buttons (pickup/answer, mute, volume) from userspace (using 
> /dev/hiddev0 or /dev/input/eventX).
> Now there's one more functionnality available on Windows: when the handset 
> is on base and a calls comes in, the base rings. Is this doable from a 
> Linux program ?

I think the pulse-audio project can handle this kind of functionality.
Look at the latest Fedora and OpenSuSE releases for distros that have
integrated this.

Either way, it's not a kernel issue, but a userspace one, not much we
can do about it here :)


greg k-h

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