default audio selection

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Wed May 5 18:29:23 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-05-05 at 16:52 +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 05/05/10 16:33, Ric Moore wrote:
> > On Wed, 2010-05-05 at 14:14 +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
> >    
> >> On 05/05/10 13:53, Ric Moore wrote:
> >>      
> >>> In Karmic, how do you select the default audio?? I have a system
> >>> soundcard and a usb headphone. Is there a simple way to switch them on
> >>> the fly?? I had just licked in jaunty with asoundconf-gtk, but there are
> >>> some alsa utils missing in Karmic so that doesn't work anymore.
> >>>        
> >> And so - why not install them? :-)
> >>      
> > Oh... I dunno. I thought there might be an official way to switch audio
> > sources without finding the missing alsa-utils parts, and cobbling my
> > system up just to make asoundconf-gtk work with karmic. If there is a
> > new audio source switcher app that is convenient, I'm just not finding
> > it. So, I asked. Got a straight answer? :) Ric
> >    
> :-)
> Have a look in the Synaptic Program Manager for such an animal - but I 
> don't think that there is one so installing the alsautils will have to 
> suffice.

Ah... progress!! I feel like I'm getting old and crotchety when I start
thinking ..."I remember the day when I could just click on an icon and
chose which audio device to use, when I felt like it. Now my computer is
supposed to be smart enough to decide for me. Young whippersnappers!"
<gallumps> Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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