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Old 11-08-2005, 10:58 AM   #1
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Setting default Sound card.


Hi, first of all i'm using Gentoo Linux 2005.0....

So, I have 2 sound cards on my Dell Dimension 4300 system. One is integrated and is an intel card and the other is a PCI Creative labs card. My PCI card is a much better sound card so I really need to default it to the other card. Both cards are fully installed and work. I was able to set the PCI card to play sound in some programs such as TeamSpeak. I was wondering if there is something I can do in KDE or something I could do with my Gentoo system in the shell.

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Old 11-08-2005, 11:05 AM   #2
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do you ever use the onboard audio? if not just turn it off in the bios. is alsa set up?
 
Old 11-08-2005, 11:24 AM   #3
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yeah, at one time I did use the onboard audio. I dont use it that much anymore except in Linux because that is the default primary audio. So if succeed in disabling it in BIOS the other PCI card should take over and become primary?
 
Old 11-08-2005, 11:37 AM   #4
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That would be the plan yes. And it can, and often does work. Did for me. However, there are times when the configurations stay in place and you have to remove and overwrite some of them. But the theory, and how it should work, is when you remove the hardware(which is what disabling it in the bios essentially does) on boot, it will find the only soundcard in the system and use it as primary.
 
Old 11-08-2005, 11:48 AM   #5
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I'm also running gentoo and can help you change the config files if needed, but how is the sound system set up? are you using alsa or oss? jack? arts? what kernel?
 
Old 11-08-2005, 12:27 PM   #6
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it would seem that I have arts, alsa, and oss. I am using a 2.6 series kernel. Its the default one that is used with genkernel from my version of gentoo that is 2005.0
 
Old 11-08-2005, 12:43 PM   #7
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you shouldn't have to change anything else but if you have a problem let me know
 
Old 11-08-2005, 01:32 PM   #8
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well, I turned off sound in BIOS and it turned off the integrated sound card. Now all I'm using is the PCI sound card. Yay I figured it out . Of course with the suggestions made above helped.

Thanks,
George
 
  


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