cannot get into gnome. do I need a screen anyway?

Joel Roth joelz at
Tue Aug 11 19:16:04 UTC 2015

Janina Sajka wrote:
> It's important to know your alsa card
> number. Then you can do commands like:
> amixer -c4 controls

You can address ALSA devices by name as well,
in that case you don't need to worry about the card

For example, you can look at the output of 

aplay -L

and for amixer use the device names with the -D option
instead of card number with -c option. Longer to type,
but more stable for use in scripts. 

Here are some references:

Have fun (and unambiguous audio device references)


Joel Roth

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