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

From: Lee Revell <>
Date: Mon Apr 03 2006 - 00:09:49 EEST

On Sun, 2006-04-02 at 14:40 -0500, Jan Depner wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-04-02 at 12:37 -0400, Lee Revell wrote:
> > System->Preferences->Sound then select the USB audio device from the
> > "Default sound card" menu
> >
> Lee,
> You shouldn't throw these out without saying where they are. I'm
> assuming this is some Gnome thing in some menu somewhere.


Yes, it is. It's not a gstreamer thing though - it's a front end to
asoundconf(1) which appears to have been recently developed for Ubuntu.
It looks like a nice design, here's the man page.


       asoundconf - utility to read and change the user's ALSA library

       asoundconf is-active

       asoundconf get|delete PARAMETER

       asoundconf set PARAMETER VALUE

       asoundconf list

       asoundconf configures the ALSA library for the user. It does
this by reading the values of parameters from and writing the values of
       parameters to the special file .asoundrc.asoundconf in the user's
home directory. The .asoundrc.asoundconf file should not be edited
       by hand!

       The .asoundrc.asoundconf file only has an effect on the ALSA
library if it is included by the user's .asoundrc file, also located in
       the user's home directory. When asoundconf is run and it finds
either that the ~/.asoundrc file does not exist or that the file exists
       and contains the markers of the obsolete
set-default-soundcard program then asoundconf adds the required
inclusion statement to
       ~/.asoundrc; otherwise asoundconf does not change ~/.asoundrc.
Hence, if you want to disable control of ALSA library configuration
       parameters by asoundconf then simply comment out this
inclusion statement but do not delete the ~/.asoundrc file. (It is OK
       ~/.asoundrc to be an empty file.)

       This program is under development. Its features will change
without notice and without preservation of backward compatibility,
       insofar as they are put to use by other components of the
Debian and/or Ubuntu operating systems. (As of this writing the Ubuntu
       developers have plans to use asoundconf for setting the value of
defaults.pcm.card from the system sound preferences menu.)

              user-specific ALSA library configuration file

              file containing asoundconf-managed parameter settings

       This program was written by Martin Pitt <martin.pitt@email-addr-hidden>
for Ubuntu.

                                                                  30 Sep
2005 asoundconf(1)
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