On-board sound hijacking my SBLive
Posted by isilanes on October 1, 2006
OK, I made a fresh install of Debian Etch on my home computer, and a sound problem appeared. My computer has a soundcard integrated in the ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe motherboard (best piece of hardware I ever bought, this mobo), but I use a spare Sound Blaster Live! I took from my previous computer, so I want the sound to come out of the latter, not the former.
However, the kernel modules to control the on-board soundcard seem to get loaded first, and sound output defaults to it. There could be more elegant solutions, but mine was to copy the following in the
/etc/rc.local file (this file gets executed after the
/etc/init.d/ services started at boot time):
modprobe -r snd_intel8x0
modprobe -r snd_emu10k1
What these lines do is remove the module for the on-board sound (
intel8x0), then the SBLive! one (
emu10k1), then reload them, but the SBLive! one first.
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