wiki:alsa-utils

ALSA Utilities

to use alsaconf you need to get dialog http://invisible-island.net/dialog/dialog.html and install it with the usual sequence of commands

./configure --prefix=/usr && make

and as root

make install

Using where the default sound "card" is not the desired audio device

Alsa defaults to the first card ('card0') if more than one audio output is available. On one of my machines there is both HDMI and analogue, and these are treated as two different cards in Alsa, with the HDMI coming first. To use the analogue output I have the following in ~/.asoundrc :

# card 0 is the hdmi
pcm.!default {
type hw
card 1
}

ctl.!default {
type hw
card 1
}

Alsamixer itself can switch to all available cards using f6 but it is easier to get it to use the intended card. This also works with pnmixer.

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