Configuring sound output on Lubuntu 14.4

Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at
Tue Nov 18 19:24:38 UTC 2014

Den 2014-11-19 20:08, Leszek Lesner skrev:
> Am 18.11.2014 um 20:01 schrieb Marc Tremblay:
>> Good afternoon,
>> We are testing Smart Notebook Software for Smart boards at our school board on Lubuntu 14.4. Everything seems to work quite well but we are unable to get sound from the USB speakers on the smart board.
>> Any ideas on how to troubleshoot this. On windows machines we would check the sound settings and choose the appropriate device for sound output. I'm not sure where to find this in Lubuntu?
> If your computers are powerfull enough I would recommend installing the
> package
> pulseaudio
> and
> pavucontrol
> Pavucontrol gives you a dialog which allows you to easily switch the
> default audio output.
> If you don't want to use pulseaudio either you select the default
> soundcard in every application that uses sound or you need to deal with
> fiddeling with the asoundrc config file to set the default alsa sound
> card. (There is no graphical tool that I know which does this)
> Hope that helps
>> Marc Tremblay
>> Educational Services Dept
>> Lester B. Pearson School Board
>> 1925 Brookdale
>> Dorval, H9P 2Y7
>> mtremblay at<mailto:mtremblay at>


Pulseaudio and Pavucontrol are your friends. You may need to do some
tweaking in the Pavucontrol menus, but you can be almost sure, that you
will succeed. Alsamixer works too, but I think it is more difficult to

Best regards

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