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Old 06-01-2011, 08:37 AM   #1
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find the soundcard

I have slackware 13.0 installed in my system. how to find soundcard used by alsa for sending the data.
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Try, in a konsole the command 'aplay -l' ( without the quotes ).

Here is what it shows on my system.
aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 0: ALC883 Analog [ALC883 Analog]
Subdevices: 0/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 1: ALC883 Digital [ALC883 Digital]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
Is this what you want? If not, try 'lspci'. That will list the devices on your pci bus. This is hardware info only, and doesn't show any alsa info.

On my system;

lspci | grep Audio
00:05.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP61 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
To list the drivers, if they are loaded, try;

lsmod | grep snd
snd_hda_codec_realtek 301964 1
snd_hda_intel 25542 6
snd_hda_codec 91339 2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 7102 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_seq_dummy 1814 0
snd_seq_oss 34705 0
snd_seq_midi_event 7267 1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 61273 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device 7144 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss 47389 0
snd_pcm 93590 4 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer 23556 3 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd_mixer_oss 16702 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd 73587 22 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_se q_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mixer_oss
soundcore 7995 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 8660 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
This is a listing of the alsa sound modules loaded on my system.

Hope this helps.
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