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Old 01-17-2005, 12:19 PM   #1
kxlx
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how to choose default sound card


i've 2 sound card, one of them is integrated. and i want to change my default sound card to my other sound card. now default is integrated s/c.

debian sarge with kernel 2.6.8-k7
nvidia asus integrated mainboard
2nd sound card is fm801
 
Old 01-17-2005, 02:04 PM   #2
foo_bar_foo
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carefully go through /usr/share/alsa/alsa.conf and change the card references but not the device references (might want to make a backup copy first)

like (i change to second card called Card1 from default Card0 as example)
Code:
defaults.ctl.card 1
defaults.pcm.card 1
defaults.pcm.device 0
defaults.pcm.subdevice -1
defaults.rawmidi.card 1
defaults.rawmidi.device 0
defaults.rawmidi.subdevice -1
defaults.hwdep.card 1
defaults.hwdep.device 0
defaults.timer.class 1
defaults.timer.sclass 0
defaults.timer.card 1
defaults.timer.device 0
defaults.timer.subdevice 0
look in dmesg to see what the card # you need is (first is 0 second is 1 third is 2)

also further down in the file where you find reference to hw:0,0
change those as well like:
Code:
pcm.dmix {
	@args [ SLAVE FORMAT RATE ]
	@args.SLAVE {
		type string
		default "hw:1,0"
	}
pcm.dsnoop {
	@args [ SLAVE FORMAT RATE ]
	@args.SLAVE {
		type string
		default "hw:1,0"
	}
i think that's all you need and it should work (might need to restart alsa ?)
 
Old 01-18-2005, 09:27 AM   #3
kxlx
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still i can't change it.

i modified the files as you said. and
I didn't have alsamixer, and installed it, started to config (alsaconf) and then it gives error that there's no sound device.
def sound mixer is gnome-sound-mixer - something like this.
i tried uninstall it and, re-installed alsa... there's no change.. still alsa gives error. and def sound card didn't change.

i messed something..?

Last edited by kxlx; 01-18-2005 at 09:35 AM.
 
  


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