[alsa-devel] Why does `aplay -L' not show PCM's defined in ~/.asoundrc ?

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Mon Dec 2 10:27:17 CET 2013

At Sun, 01 Dec 2013 11:45:10 -0800,
Gabriel M. Beddingfield wrote:
> Hi guys,
> Why does `aplay -L' not list PCM's that are defined in ~/.asoundrc (i.e. 
> PCM's implemented by plugins)?
> How do you get a listing that includes these?
> I was helping a user today who needed to set up a device using the 
> `multi' plugin -- and the fact that the new virtual pcm device didn't 
> show up in any standard listing made things very confusing.

You need to define the description for your own PCM definition.
Or set defaults.namehint.showall on in ~/.asoundrc.


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