Choosing which soundcard to use at startup?

Rob Blomquist rob.blomquist at
Tue Sep 5 05:49:09 BST 2006

On Monday 04 September 2006 21:17, Michael Hirsch wrote:
> I have two soundcards in my system, and AMD soundcard that is built
> into the motherboard, and a Creative Audigy card:
> sudo lspci | grep audio
> 0000:00:07.5 Multimedia audio controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
> AMD-8111 AC97 Audio (rev 03)
> 0000:03:0a.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy LS

> How can I make artsd always use the audigy card?  I can't find
> anything that configures this.  I wouldn't mind being able to
> completely disable the AMD card, too.  Currently, both sound modules
> load which seems a waste.

I would check to see if you can turn off the onboard sound card in the BIOS, 
then it may not be detected by Linux at boot up.

Other than that, I have no useful suggestion.

Mountlake Terrace, WA

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