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

Anselmo omlesna at gmail.com
Sun Jan 7 19:05:09 UTC 2007

i don't think the first problem is KDE, may be you can get more help in 

Anyway probably there is some confusion somewere in your system.

Alle 14:04, domenica 7 gennaio 2007, Ronny Standtke ha scritto:
> Hi,
> > you don't have to consider the permission of the symlink itself but the 
> > permission of the device linked.
> I am member of the group audio and this are the permissions of /dev/dsp:
> crw-rw---- 1 root audio 14, 3 2007-01-07 14:13 /dev/dsp
> > http://alsa.opensrc.org/MultipleCards
> > So you can, at least, choose the order of your sound cards.
> I read the whole page and some references. I removed my previously written 
> udev rules file from the directory /etc/udev/rules.d/ and added the follwing 
> lines to /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base:
> options snd-intel8x0 index=0
> options snd-usb-audio index=1
> ... and rebootet the system. The result was (again) disappointing: My 
> soundcard was no longer available, only the headset and the webcam:
> $ cat /proc/asound/cards
>  0 [Headset        ]: USB-Audio - Logitech USB Headset
>                       Logitech Logitech USB Headset at usb-0000:00:1d.0-2, 
> full speed
>  1 [U0x46d0x8ce    ]: USB-Audio - USB Device 0x46d:0x8ce
>                       USB Device 0x46d:0x8ce at usb-0000:00:1d.7-4, high 
> I checked with dmesd and looked at /var/log/messages; there are no errors 
> regarding the module "snd_intel8x0". It is loaded just normally:
> $ lsmod | grep ^snd_intel8x0
> snd_intel8x0           30332  0
> Any other hint?
> By the way... I just gave the "Evil Empire Operating System" a flying visit. 
> inserted the headset and the webcam. Everything was detected automatically 
> and in the sound device system configuration I was presented a combobox with 
> both the on-board soundcard and the headset. Notice that the webcam was 
> (correctly) not included. I chose the headset as default device and 
> Everything worked like it should. I shut down, removed the headset, bootet 
> again and, voila!, the onboard-soundcard was automatically used. Nice 
> fallback strategy included. As a normal user I would like to have the same 
> user-friendlyness in Linux... is there any chance?
> Greetings and Thanks
> Ronny
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