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codyman 08-12-2004 12:54 PM

ALSA + 2 Sound Cards
 
Hi. I am running Suse 9.1. When I use alsamixer from the terminal, the default card, my onboard one pulls up. So I invoke alsamixer -c 1 to get my USB soundcard up which is recognized successfully and I can set the levels. However, my computer keeps trying to use the default soundcard, my onboard one, not my USB "hw:1". How do I make my USB card the default?

djgerbavore 08-12-2004 02:41 PM

is there a way to change it in the bios?

SBing 08-12-2004 02:58 PM

Do you use your onboard sound at all? If not, just disable in bios or prevent linux for loading the modules, this'll mean you have USB sound card as hw:0

It's a work around solution but if you don't use the onboard, it'll save you system resources :)

codyman 08-14-2004 09:20 AM

How do I prevent linux from loading the module for my onboard card... I never use it only my USB audio device.

UPDATE: Got it working by disabling AC97 onboard via the BIOS.... works like a charm now... my zeppelin collection thanks you :)


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