How to change soundcard

Nils Kassube kassube at
Tue Sep 25 04:49:15 UTC 2007

Christian wrote:
> I am having a problem with changing soundcard. Using Ubuntu Feisty.
> I've got a USB soundcard i want to use, and it is supported. I can see
> it under the sound preferences but i want to make it the default. My
> internal soundcard is always being used. How do I change that?

In the file /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base I have these 2 lines:

options snd_usb_audio index=0
options snd_hda_intel index=1

You may need to replace the module name in the second line for your 
internal coundcard. The command

lsmod|grep snd

will probably help you find the proper name.


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