Choosing which soundcard to use at startup?

Michael Hirsch mdhirsch at
Sun Sep 10 23:29:47 UTC 2006

On 9/4/06, Rob Blomquist <rob.blomquist at> wrote:
> 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.

Good suggestion.  I'd rather know how to do it via the OS, but
changing the BIOS worked.  Thanks,


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