Re: [linux-audio-user] A couple of questions

From: carmen <ix@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Sun Apr 02 2006 - 19:52:55 EEST

> > How can a user who just bought a USB audio device make it the
> > default device?

even if they do have the USB-audio module, likely the device will show up at hw:1.0.0. at which point the user has to either reorder the module loading via /etc/modules.d trickery, or do some asound.conf/rc magic to change the 'default' device to something 'sides hw:0.0.0. this isnt very intuitive..

> System->Preferences->Sound then select the USB audio device from the
> "Default sound card" menu

let me guess, this changes the Gstreamer output device? woo, the Nautilus clicky-sounds go to the right place now!~!. if its actually changing the 'default' device for ALSA, that could be useful. which util is this?

> > How does (or why must) a user know which module
> > to use for his card?
> On what distro does a user have to know this? It should Just Work -

admittedly ive only installed debian and gentoo in the past year. but both required manually looking up the module name from, then either manually editing /etc/make.conf and defining ALSA_CARDS, or downloading the alsa-driver tarball, and running make-kpkg and installing that with dpkg. neither one 'just worked'...

> They don't, if they use a newbie-friendly distro.

neither SuSE or Ubuntu came up with my Echo card, even though its been rolled into the main alsa-driver tree for like a year now. maybe it has to do with the fact that its not in the kernel alsa driver and only the module version? something to do with firmware dependencies, perhaps..
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