Re: Sound card toasted? (if so, which new card? extigy?)
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2005 23:53:19 GMT
In: <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Henrik Carlqvist <Henrik.Carlqvist@deadspam.com> wrote:
>> I tried to record some audio and got nothing but silence (or noise with
>> cat /dev/audio) on both line-in and mic, it's an older sound card
>> (sound-blaster, 5+ years old) old computer too.
>> Either the card is fried or I'm doing something wrong with recording.
>> Any ideas on what I can try for recording?
>First you should check your mixer settings. Pay extra attention to which
>sound source is marked as your input device. If it still doesn't work you
>should double-check your mixer settings. At one occasion when it still
>didn't work for me it did help to update to a later version of ALSA with
>my AC97 compatible built-in-soundcard. If it doesn't help to upgrade the
>sound-drivers you could play around with the mixer settings some more...
That was actually the first thing I'd tried. (over and over..)
I believe I'm using OSS, but I'm not certain. I am reasonably certain I have
a true 'creative' soundblaster card.
How to I find out which device is the "input" device? (I haven't recorded
anything for years, last time, I just did a 'cat /dev/audio >something.au')
Is there some other device I should have or be recording from?
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