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Logitech headset freezes OSX

It’s somewhat “encouraging” that Martijn seems to have the exact same problem that I have. At least it’s not just me. Whenever I plugin in my Logitech USB headset it’s very(!!) likely that I have to restart my machine right after. It just freezes OSX. I could not reproduce this on my a Powerbook G4 and it seems also be OK on newer machines with Leopard. But with my current machine running Tiger it’s a PITA.

I’ve opened a support case for this with Logitech. But their final call was “Sorry, no idea. We’ll forward your information to our developers.” Well, I suppose I can live with it a few more weeks until I upgrade to Leopard. Fingers crossed that it will work as expected then.

Update: I’ve also got some feedback via email. Seems like this problem is far more common than one might have thought. Bah!

  • There is one solution that works very well. Upgrade to Leopard :)
  • Janani
    I've been having the same problem with Tiger 10.4.11. Secided to try some different approaches, and one that has worked SO FAR...only a few tests, and as you say, it doesn't ALWAYS freeze, so maybe this is just coincidence...the one that has seemed to work so far is: I plug in the headset before turning on (or lifting lid of resting computer)...so far, no freezes. What's maddening is if I get a skype call while I'm working, and try to plug in, and it freezes...not always, but sometimes.

    Post it if you find any dependable solution.

  • Confirmed to be working fine on Leopard!
  • I have the issue when I unplug - on the G5 imac I use at work, still runs Tiger. It use to work but that was before the latest update to 0.11 - it worked fine for me in 10.4.10.
  • @Ugo: sometimes it unfreezes for me too ...but very rarely

    @Bertrand: seems like you are lucky then :) really wondering what the difference is. I am also running 10.4.11
  • Happens to me too, once in a while. MacBook Pro with Tiger. The good thing is that it unfreezes by itself after a few seconds, probably in less than a minute. So if you resist the urge to push the power button and wait, it might unfreeze for you too.
  • FWIW, I'm using this Premium Notebook Headset with my Macbook Pro (MacOSX 10.4.11, Tiger) without any problems...
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