Bug#744849: espeakup unusable with usb speakers before and after install
I did a little experimenting with speaker-test and aplay -L before
checking out talkingarch linux.
speaker-test -Dsurround50:CARD=Audio,DEV=0 <enter>
apparently found a device but errored out complaining about broken
configuration. I didn't break any configuration so am wondering if nvidia
tools somewhere may have broken the configuration now.
Talkingarch when it thinks it found a machine with multiple sound cards
plays a message and sends a beep through each of what it thinks are sound
cards and lets the user hit enter to choose that sound card for operation
and installation later on. That happens before anything else happens
after the system loads if archlinux is new on that hardware.