changing soundcards

Joel Roth joelz at
Mon Aug 10 22:31:06 UTC 2015

Kristoffer Gustafsson wrote:
> Hi.
> I've decided to try out my usb soundcard in debian.
> But how do I change what card it uses?
> I used alsaconf Before, but that doesn't exist any longer.
> /Kristoffer

First, see if the card appears in this listing:

cat /proc/asound/cards

Then you can try a test. For example:

ecasound -i test.wav -o alsa,CARDNAME

You can set the default soundcard using .asoundrc
however, not all applications or audio service
layers make use of that.

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