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From: Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] ALSA forgot default device
Date: Sun, 01 May 2022 00:11:20
Message-Id: t4kj6j$13sb$
1 After a recent update ALSA stopped working. Apparently, ALSA now
2 defaults to a device that doesn't work (fails to open, or just hangs).
4 On Gentoo, with OpenRC, how do you configure the default board/device
5 for ALSA?
7 I've asked Google, and all the links it comes up with are for sites
8 that are broken because of PHP or database failures (e.g.
9 and
11 The usual fallback is, but its instructions to
12 place the following in /etc/asound.conf or ~/.asoundrc doesn't work:
14 defaults.pcm.card 1
15 defaults.ctl.card 1
17 Likewise the advice to set ALSA_CARD to the card
18 name shown by aplay -l also doesn't work.
20 How do you set the devault card/device for ALSA on Gentoo?
22 --
23 Grant


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[gentoo-user] Re: ALSA forgot default device Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards@×××××.com>