[kde-linux] How do I set the default sound card?

Anselmo omlesna at gmail.com
Fri Jan 5 09:29:13 UTC 2007

If i try to manually set the device in kde i got exactly the same errors.
Works with OSS not with ALSA.
In automatic mode it work with alsa.

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> Sound server informational message:
> Error while initializing the sound driver:
> device: /dev/soundcard can't be opened for playback (No such file or 
> directory)
> The sound server will continue, using the null output device.
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> I even tried with the default device node "/dev/dsp" with the same result.
> Then I studied the console output of "artsd -h" and activated the "Use other 
> custom options" checkbox and tried again with "-D /dev/soundcard" 
> and "-D /dev/dsp". The sound server failed again!
> Interestingly it works when I change the audio device to "Open Sound 
> But I really do NOT want to use this terrible, deprecated, expired, out of 
> date sound system. What option may I use for ALSA?
> Greetings and Thanks!
> Ronny (who thinks that writing udev rules is too demanding for normal users 
> and that there should be a better solution)
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