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Re: USB soundbar as default audio device

Chris Jones wrote:
I am trying to set up a USB sound bar on someone else's laptop running
ubuntu 10.10 with a gnome desktop.

Since it did not work out of the box, I thought I'd first enhance my
non-existent skills in this area by first practicising on my machine
with debian ‘lenny’ and no DE environment.
I discovered rather quickly that what goes on behind the scenes is that
said sound bar is (emulates?) an additional sound card.

As a result, I have to direct each program that produces some form or
other of sound output to use the second audio device rather than the
default builtin sound card.

I am able to get ‘mplayer’ to do this but I have no idea how I could
convince the flash plugin behind my web browser to do this, for

Is there any way I can make the sound bar the system's default and be
done with it?

I used to do that by putting a file 'sound' into /etc/modprobe.d like this:

alias snd-card-0 snd-via82xx
options snd-via82xx index=0
alias snd-card-1 snd_pcsp
options snd_pcsp index=1
alias snd-card-2 snd_ca0106
options snd_ca0106 index=2

the default sound is index=0


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