Dota 2 on linux without sound

12 01 2016

If you miss sound within dota 2 you may need to define a default sound device. Check the console log (start steam / dota from a console and check the log about missing default devices or insuffient users rights.

if you miss the default device you could define one for default sound device per user. Therefor create a .asoundrc file in your homedirectory and use the following code:

pcm.!default {
type hw
card 0
ctl.!default {
type hw
card 0

As you can see, i define the first soundcard (0) as the default soundcard. If you have more sounddevices review

cat /proc/asound/cards

and selected the correct soundcard.

If you have a permission problem, make sure the user is part of the audio group using the



If not, add him.

Each change will require a „relogin“ to make the changes be activated.