Sound card ordering in Ubuntu

UPDATE 2019: unfortinately the article I link below has been taken offline, and by now I have no idea what was in there.

After I got myself a nice new motherboard, Ubuntu thought the onboard sound card should be the main sound card used by all applications. Since I’m the happy owner of a superior PCI card, this was quite annoying. Fortunately, I ran across the article Multisounds that clearly explains how to fix the ordering. After following the instructions, I had my PCI sound card back as the default. Total fixing time: 60 seconds.

In my humble opinion, selecting the primary sound card should be easier. Even in Windoze it’s as simple as selecting the sound card from a dropdown list. Maybe some day I’ll write something…

dr. Sybren A. Stüvel
dr. Sybren A. Stüvel
Open Source software developer, photographer, drummer, and electronics tinkerer