espeakup and usb soundcards

Jason White jason at
Sun Aug 11 22:36:42 EDT 2013

Kyle <kyle4jesus at> wrote:
> I just found one caveat to my process. It would seem that the
> instructions I provided don't survive a reboot. You may need to setup a
> script that will do this for you if you want to always use the USB
> speakers for espeakup.

Does your distribution have a global Alsa configuration file, similar to
~/.asoundrc? If so, I would write it there, then configure PulseAudio

For my USB head set, the configuration is:

pcm.!default front:Headset

which will work if placed in ~/.asoundrc (for the local user, naturally).

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