Keeping order of Default Sound Card

  • klerg
Posted: Sat, 07/14/2007 - 19:18
I have 3 sound cards. How can i make it so the one i primarily use is 0, or default sound card as shown in Volume Control under File-->Change Device? It seems to change every so often i boot to and from Windows. Is this normal? Thanks.

loving linux audio!

  • david-0
  • 09/17/07
  • Thu, 09/20/2007 - 00:10
loving linux audio!

loving linux audio!

  • david-0
  • 09/17/07
  • Tue, 09/18/2007 - 13:59
loving linux audio!

Okay, that's helped a

  • david-0
  • 09/17/07
  • Tue, 09/18/2007 - 13:09
Okay, that's helped a lot!Thanx Quentin Harley!! now what if i want to have the Hammerfall be the default card for allALSA stuff- i can't hear wound from the embedded flash players in IceWeaselanymore! or any other sound that's not jack for that matter! JAck is running fine, my Hammerfall is installed by default now, Ardour still ROCKS! SIS S17012 is my motherboard soundcard if that matters... Any great ideas? dav=-0 loving linux audio!

Jack

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 09/18/2007 - 18:29
As you perhaps know, if you run jack, the card attached to it is not available to normal Alsa anymore. What I do is (as you perhaps have guessed) the exact same as the FAQ 10. I use my Audigy for all the normal stuff, and keep my hammerfall as HW1 for my pro sound stuff. You will find that Totem (the movie player) plays through jack by default anyways. Your other option would be to stop jack every time you want to do "normal" stuff. Your choice. Cheers,

I've noticed that Totem and

  • david-0
  • 09/17/07
  • Thu, 09/20/2007 - 00:04
I've noticed that Totem and some others are Jack supported... MAybe i'll dig out my old ghettoblaster to play the system sounds on! seriously, listening to archive .org or streaming radio is much nicer thru the hammerfall and Octopre. Can i add the same device as device as hw0 as hw1?? its so crazy it JUST MIGHT WORK! that's how is ran before anyways.... Oh by BTW can i just say how INCREDIBLE this system is? the whole thing is so coherent and fucussed compared to my old Ardour setup!!! I BLOODY LOVE IT!! dav=-0

HDSP not loading

  • david-0
  • 09/17/07
  • Mon, 09/17/2007 - 21:00
this is /etc/modprobe.d/sound output alias snd-card-0 snd-hdsp options snd-hdsp index=0 i'm not getting my Hammerfall 9652 to load on boot. it runs great after setup, like for hours with no trouble. Every time i reboot, i get the old SIS motherboard soundcard. after redoing alsaconfig, loading the card with my mixer, and configuring jack it works fine. usually the alsaconfig has permanently loaded the card for me in the past. Am i doing anything wrong? i am NEW to Debian, but not redhat. is the config stuff somewhere else? thanks y'all dav=-0 loving linux audio!

Differences

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 09/18/2007 - 06:48
Yes, You have to add the lines alias snd-card-0 snd-hdsp options snd-hdsp index=0 To the end of the file /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base as laid out in the FAQ section 10 http://www.64studio.com/faq_user That should do it!

Hello,

  • stevea
  • 06/25/07
  • Sat, 07/14/2007 - 21:48
Hello, In the FAQ, question 10, there is information about setting the device numbers permanently. Hope this helps Steve~

That messed it up

  • klerg
  • 07/14/07
  • Sun, 07/15/2007 - 03:00
Now, it no longer detects my preferred sound card for 0, an Audigy 2 ZS. My other card is an Audigy LS, and the third is on-board motherboard audio, it's called HDA Intel. Here's what i inserted into etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base file: alias snd-card-0 snd-emu10k1 options snd-emul10k1 index=0 alias snd-card-1 snd-ca0106 options snd-ca0106 index=1 alias snd-card-2 snd-intel-hda options snd-intel-hda index=2 I put this at the end of file, too. Did i type something wrong? Volume Control shows these devices upon reboot: 0 CA0106 (alsa mixer) 1 HDA Intel (alsa mixer 2 mixer00 (OSS mixer) As you can see, tthe Audigy 2 ZS is NOT there. It's as if the card disappeared. What can i do?

Congrats

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Sun, 07/15/2007 - 11:40
You have found the typo in the FAQ. Your second line should be options snd-emu10k1 index=0 That should do it! Cheers!

Thanks for finding the typo ;-)

  • Daniel
  • 05/22/07
  • Sun, 07/15/2007 - 19:43
I've updated the User FAQ to correct that mistake. Please let us know if it works OK now. Cheers!

Works great now

  • klerg
  • 07/14/07
  • Wed, 07/18/2007 - 20:44
Thanks, getting rid of that 'l' in emu10k1 did the job.