The best way to quickly get answers to problems of this nature is to
search the Ubuntu Forums (Fora?) That's where I found this:
Which contains a link to the *ways* in which you'll need to modify that file.
Here's how to edit a text file:
From a terminal:
this takes you to your home directory, where the .asoundrc file will
live- for other files use 'cd path-to-file'. When editing files
outside your home directory, you will usually need to use sudo. BE
>ls -l 'filename'
just to verify whether the file exists in that directory and whether
or not it is empty
remember to include the dot at the beginning; this leading dot makes
files 'hidden' in that they don't show up in a normal file listing
(use ls -a to see them)
gedit is the regular text editor program for Ubuntu. If you are using
Kubuntu, use kate. For Xubuntu, use mousepad. These work from an
xterm, but if you are using a console terminal, you'll need a program
like joe (sigh, or vi or emacs, you know one of those "real" text
When you exit, save the file. You're done.
From the desktop:
right-click on Home Folder window
choose Create Document -> Empty File
right-click on new file
choose "Open With Text Editor"
edit file as shown in above link
As far as I know you don't need to restart the sound server or anything.
If you do, you can just uncheck it in
System->Administration->Services, then go back and check the box
I hope this is what you wanted. Good luck!
On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 5:05 AM, James Turland <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> hi;hope I'm posting this question in the right place.I would like to get
> the three jacks on the back of my computer to be used for 5.1 (6)speaker
> sound.At an alsa site I found some info about changing editing on my
> asounrdrc file.Being a newbie to ubuntu I don't know how .I have barely
> used the terminal because you ubunters have filled the synapses with
> everything I have needed so far.I would like a step by step guide to
> the editing if that is what you suggest I should do.thanks to the ubuntu
> comunity James
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