Author Topic: Optek Fretlight Guitar in linux  (Read 26526 times)


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Optek Fretlight Guitar in linux
« on: May 21, 2012, 11:38:55 pm »
I have a fretlight Guitar and its a nice guitar only problem linux dosent see it .
Their web site says it works, well really it says Guitar pro6 Works in Linux and it does I just assumed
that being that it's on the fretlight web site that it all worked together.! It doesn't say the fretlight guitar
doesn't work in linux. Hmm I feel riped      

Can anyone tell me how to get it working ? Does it need some firmware ? an ALSA driver?
I did set up a udev.rule  in /etc/udev but that didn't work.
My question is does anyone have any hardware info on this or looking at the info below tell me
what chip there using.  The interface is a standart usb plug for the pc side and the other end is a 8 pin din plug
into the guitar .  
in linux it shows up as: see below

it shows up in dmesg as
usb 2-1: New USB device found, idVendor=0925, idProduct=2000
[    4.075099] usb 2-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[    4.075102] usb 2-1: Product: OPTEK Fretlight Guitar
[    4.075105] usb 2-1: Manufacturer: OPTEK Music Systems, Inc.
[    4.145494] usb 1-2.1: new full speed USB device number 7 using ehci_hcd

from usb-devices
T:  Bus=02 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=00 Cnt=01 Dev#=  2 Spd=1.5 MxCh= 0
D:  Ver= 1.10 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs=  1
P:  Vendor=0925 ProdID=2000 Rev=00.01
S:  Manufacturer=OPTEK Music Systems, Inc.
S:  Product=OPTEK Fretlight Guitar
C:  #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=80 MxPwr=450mA
I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=03(HID  ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=usbhid

in lsusb
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0925:2000 Lakeview Research
Lakeview research must be the usb chip used in the optek guitar thats all the info I have.

From windows
optek fretlight guitar
version 1
vid (hex) 925    pid (hex) 2000
« Last Edit: May 21, 2012, 11:42:11 pm by jpk »

Jan Axelson

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Re: Optek Fretlight Guitar in linux
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2012, 10:28:13 am »
0925 is Lakeview Research's Vendor ID. I haven't authorized it for use in any products.

Use the Linux command lsusb to view the descriptors.

If the company doesn't offer any help, you could try the linux-usb email group: