I agree, alsa is much cleaner, even if it doesn't have the pretty configuration gui's.
Originally Posted by jht3
I had to look up how to change the default sound card in alsa:
linux - How to make Alsa pick a preferred sound device automatically? - Super User
find the card name,
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and then create /etc/asound.conf with following: