I'm trying to change my default audio device. However, alsa-base.conf just isn't in that folder. Is there any other way to do this?

I am running Raspbian.


You can simply create this file, make sure it is owned root, group root and set mode 0644 (owner read/write, group and other read). You can then add whatever options lines you want. E.g.:

su root
cd /etc/modprobe.d
echo "options foo=bar" > alsa-base.conf

Should work, presuming you have a password set up for root.

  • Use sudo -i rather rthan su on Raspbian – M Noit Nov 13 '15 at 13:25
  • @MNoit Why? As far as I'm aware, one is no more restrictive than the other. – goldilocks Nov 13 '15 at 13:37

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