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Author Topic: alsa mixer help, how do I keep usb desktop mic from default  (Read 4066 times)
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« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2012, 04:14:32 pm »

My Logitech usb headset works fine on twinkle and linphone, and on google voice, but when I play a youtube video, sound defaults to the laptop speakers. I tried vDefsound and it errors out, as follows:

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johwhi:$ vDefsound
rm: cannot remove `/home/johwhi/.asoundrc': No such file or directory
exiting
vector:/~

Suggestions?

vDefsound will produce that error, but it should not error out.  If it does not exist it creates it after that error.
vDefsound works to a degree, but because it creates the .asoundrc file in userspace some applications ignore it and you will still have the same problem.

I made vDefsound based on the information found here. http://www.alsa-project.org
/main/index.php/Asoundrc


I'm in the middle of a project for my work now, but I will look into what can be done using a file controling routing to the right sound device in /etc/asound.conf

If anyone has time to play with this sooner, please do.  It would be nice to come up with a solution that can be built in to the next release of VL.

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