[linux-audio-user] switching sound cards on the fly?

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To: A list for linux audio users <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Friday, March 16, 2007 - 12:26 am

Hi,
I realize this is probably better directed toward some list like
alsa-user but since I'm not a member let me try here.

The machine here in the living room has two sound cards - one
internal and an external USB device that pumps out optical into my
home theater equipment. The internal card is the default Alsa device
and anytime I want to use the external device I have to make a Gnome
launcher to specifically point the audio to hw:1,0.

My question is whether Alsa has a user level mechanism to allow me
in a terminal, on the fly, to switch which card Gnome considers my
default sound card?

I was wondering about flipping a bit somewhere and directing
Internet radio in my browser to the stereo instead of the wimpy PC
speaker we have on my wife's box.

thanks,
Mark

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[linux-audio-user] switching sound cards on the fly?, Mark Knecht, (Fri Mar 16, 12:26 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] switching sound cards on the fly?, Arnold Krille, (Fri Mar 16, 10:00 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] switching sound cards on the fly?, Brett W. McCoy, (Fri Mar 16, 5:29 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] switching sound cards on the fly?, Bob van der Poel, (Fri Mar 16, 5:52 pm)