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Afkpuz

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How to select alternate soundcard
« on: April 11, 2008, 08:27:21 pm »
Hi, I have an external usb sound that I would like to use rather than my on-board.  LinuxMCE defaults to the on-board and I really would like to know how to choose the usb over the on-board.  I looked around in the sound system area in system settings, but I am unfamiliar with KDE.  Any help?

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Re: How to select alternate soundcard
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2008, 08:53:13 pm »
you could start by disabling onboard sound in the bios and making sure the usb one has drivers for linux.
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Re: How to select alternate soundcard
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2008, 02:47:21 am »
It is disabled in bios.  Linux found a way to bypass that toggle.  Driver yes, I've used it in unbuntu with 5.1 sound too.

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Re: How to select alternate soundcard
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2008, 09:32:23 pm »
Hi,

few options to try :

- try to disable kernel driver modules for unwanted card
- try to change order of sound card (LMCE will probably grab your first sound card...) - you can perhaps explore kernel module options..

HTH,

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Thanks in advance,

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