[ubuntu-studio-users] Default sound settings

David Sumbler david at aeolia.co.uk
Thu Nov 3 12:46:32 UTC 2016

I have UbuntuStudio 16.04 installed on my laptop.  It would nice if I
could get my default sound settings arranged so that sound works
reliably in all (or at least most) programs.  At present I can choose
the correct sound card  by altering settings in some programs (e.g. VLC
and Audacity), but not in others (e.g. Parole).

At the moment, I have no graphical sound setting option.  When I open
Settings from the main menu, I get the usual window with lots of
options under the main headings Personal, Hardware, Audio Production,
System and Other, but nowhere is there a general sound setting option
that I can see.  How can I enable this?

Fortunately, I can run 'alsamixer' from a terminal emulator.  Using
this shows me that the sound card I need to address is no. 1 "HD-Audio
Generic", and not no. 0 "HDA ATI HDMI".  The first item listed,
"Default", appears to be pointing to the HDMI output.  How can I change


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