changing soundcards

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at
Tue Aug 11 14:02:12 UTC 2015

I did and that didn't work after a reboot or two.  That's from experience 
too. On Tue, 11 Aug 2015, Tony Baechler wrote:

> Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2015 05:36:22
> From: Tony Baechler <tony at>
> Reply-To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
> To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
> Subject: Re: changing soundcards
> As usual, Jude, you're spreading misinformation again.  I speak from 
> experience with a USB sound device.  After you get your mixer settings the 
> way you want, run this:
> alsactl store
> By default, Debian disables the USB sound card if it's the only sound card in 
> the system.  You simply comment out the line in the ALSA configuration (I 
> think /etc/alsa.conf but I'm not positive) and the problem is fixed.  No, 
> your selections aren't lost when you reboot and yes, it will use the USB 
> sound card by default once the line disabling it is commented or removed.
> On 8/10/2015 3:22 PM, Jude DaShiell wrote:
>> read up on amixer.  You can probably select a usb sound card, but your
>> selection will be canceled with the next reboot.
>> I had this happen while trying to use usb speakers earlier.
>> It doesn't matter what is stored in alsa configuration files like
>> asound.state the cancelation of your selection happens anyway.
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