Farewell, Ubuntu (update)

Eric Cyr 1ballistic1 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 21 14:58:46 UTC 2008


Hmmm....I bet I could have tried just disabling the onboard in the BIOS too,
though I'd rather have the option....I'll have to try both tonight...Thanks
Eugene

On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 9:53 AM, Eugene Cormier <eugene.cormier at gmail.com>wrote:

> And if you want to use both cards, but want one to be set as default:
>
> In a terminal, type:
>
> cat /proc/asound/modules
>
> This will give the the name and index of each soundcard you have
> currently. Make a note of the names, and decide which one you want to be
> the default card.
>
> Now type
>
> sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base
>
> At the very end of the file, add the following (assuming you have 3
> cards with module names A, B and C and you want to have them in the
> order CAB):
>
> options snd-C index=0
> options snd-A index=1
> options snd-B index=2
>
> I took this info from: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=205449
>
> I have gotten into this problem before myself....the real issue is if
> you have 2 soundcards (and want to use both) if you set the default in
> Gnome-admin-sound, it keeps resetting back to which ever card alsa says
> is default....this was the method that worked perfectly for me...get
> alsa to set the correct default soundcard and gnome is always happy
>
> Eugene
>
>
> On Tue, 2008-10-21 at 09:33 -0300, Eric Cyr wrote:
> > Very interesting....I had suspected something similar with mine, but I
> > haven't found a way to set one or the other to be the default in
> > Ubuntu (unless I'm missing something obvious?)
> >
> > On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 3:29 PM, George Borusiewich
> > <v.g.borus at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> >         Three times in the past 6 months I have posted messages on
> >         this site
> >         detailing my problems in getting "sound" out of Ubuntu 8.04
> >         and
> >         8.10(alpha). Previously, I used 6.04, 6.10, 7.04, and 7.10
> >         with no sound
> >         problems. After my last post several weeks ago, I was flooded
> >         with
> >         offers of help (especially from Eugene Cormier). Thank you
> >         all. This
> >         week I think that I have finally solved the problem.  I am now
> >         using
> >         Linux Mint, which is a derivative of Ubuntu, and very much
> >         like Ubuntu
> >         itself (in fact I have access to all Ubuntu and Debian
> >         repositories).
> >         The problem was that in addition to the Soundblaster Audigy
> >         soundcard
> >         that I have installed on my machine, my Asus motherboard also
> >         has a
> >         "sound circuit." From 6.04 to 7.10, Ubuntu chose my
> >         Soundblaster card as
> >         the default. For some reason, 8.04 and 8.10 (alpha) chose the
> >         circuits
> >         on my motherboard as the default. Even though I tried plugging
> >         my
> >         speakers into the motherboard sound outlet, I still did not
> >         get sound.
> >         Last week, while continuing to stumble-around, trying to solve
> >         the
> >         problem, I went into Main Menu (under Linux Mint), chose
> >         "Sound and
> >         Video," chose "Pulse Audio Volume Control," chose "Output
> >         Devices," and
> >         found 2 volume control slider tracks. One for my motherboard
> >         sound
> >         circuit, and one for my sound card. While accidently passing
> >         my mouse
> >         pointer over one of the tracks, a menu popped-up asking
> >         "Default?" with
> >         a little tick-box beside. I ticked the default box by the
> >         Soundcard
> >         tracks, rebooted and YES I now have sound. The version of
> >         Linux Mint
> >         that I am now using is "5 (x64)" which is based on Ubuntu 8.04
> >         (x64).
> >         Perhaps this information will help the other poor souls who
> >         (on other
> >         sites) have reported the same problem. George Borusiewich
> >
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