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TIP: Switching Soundcards In Ubuntu

Dec 04, 2008, 22:33 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"For me at least, ubuntu (fiesty 7.04 amd64) never seems to recognize that I've connected the speakers to my Audigy 2 ZS Notebook PCMCIA card, and merrily continues to huff-puff through the tinny laptop speakers until I manually go into the sound preferences, switch over to multichannel playback and vice versa. Well, I still haven't found an automated solution for the switching, but here is a little cli-magic to do this in a click.

"If you have alsa on ur system, just use the command "asoundconf list" first to list out all the soundcards connected to your system. e.g. on my system, the output is:"

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