View Full Version : [ubuntu] Audio configuration: USB headset + internal sound card

September 17th, 2009, 10:08 PM
I recently purchased USB headset:

Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0d8c:000c C-Media Electronics, Inc. Audio Adapter

Up to now I have used my internal sound card:

00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)

I have ALSA as my current sound system.

What I want to achieve is to have my internal sound card operating as default but to switch over to the USB one when pluged in.

I have tried to find solution on ALSA web page: http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php/MultipleCards
but in my view it is not up to date and I can not get it to work.

I have also tried to configure pulse audio but I can not get USB headset to get any sound.

I can set Amarok to use it and it works fine. On other application it does not.

I am stuck I do not know what to do next. Can someone please point me into direction?

September 17th, 2009, 10:28 PM
Try this


I have two sound cards, a usb headset and a mic on my webcam. They all work and I can switch them around with a few clicks.