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pygoscelis
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:49 pm    Post subject: Non-default sound card for IM Reply with quote

OK I have almost solved all my IM problems except for this one...

How can I set up either pidgin or empathy with non-default sound card? I have no microphone plugged into my normal sound card, but there's a built-in mic in the webcam and I'd like to use it. However empathy seems to have no audio settings at all. Pidgin has an audio settings plugin and it correctly identifies all my devices, but it seems to do nothing when I change the settings and when I open the dialog next time, everything is back at "Default". Please help!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wanted to do similar things on a machine I once had with multiple sound cards. I no longer do and I don't remember clearly what I did, but perhaps this link will help:

http://alsa.opensrc.org/FAQ026
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

audiodef wrote:
I wanted to do similar things on a machine I once had with multiple sound cards. I no longer do and I don't remember clearly what I did, but perhaps this link will help:

http://alsa.opensrc.org/FAQ026


Thanks, that's what I've done eventually. Though I'd much prefer pidgin remembering the settings I give it!

I have used this ~/.asoundrc file:
Code:

pcm.!default {
         type asym
         playback.pcm {
                 type plug
                 slave.pcm "dmix:0,0"
         }
         capture.pcm {
                 type plug
                 slave.pcm "hw:1,0"
         }
}

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