Friday, June 15, 2007

Set the default sound card in Ubuntu (or UbuntuStudio)

When your computer has more than one sound cards installed, you probably want to use one of them as the default output. Here's a step by step tutorial for the newbie ...

Step 1: Open the terminal and type

asoundconf list
you get a list of the recognized cards like this :
peter@ubustudio:~$ asoundconf list
Names of available sound cards:

Step2: In my case , the M1010 is the one I prefer so I type :
asoundconf set-default-card M1010

and the job is done.

Note: When I reboot my computer, the soundcards switch places so I often have to do these settings again . I'm looking for a way to fix this , if you have any recommendations , please leave a reply.

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