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From: max4ever <max87@...>
Subject: soundcard, can't record
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 19:33:05 +0000
Hi people, i have been having a problem with the sound and i swear i
have run out of ideas!!!, even the forum didn't help, i have an audigy
2(bulk version) and just can't record anything, though i can hear my
microphone in the speakers(weird, but means cable is ok and microphone
is ok, also because if i restard in windows it works), i tryed using
krec/audacity i even tryed to enable full sound hardware duplex in kde
3.2 so that krec might work and it didn't :(, now using 3.3 without
arts...
then i thought maybe it was cose of the old kernel, so i got the latest
at the moment Linux linuxoid 2.6.8-gentoo-r3 #6 SMP Sun Oct 3 20:13:24
UTC 2004 i686 Intel(R)Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
and used a howto from the gentoo forums to upgrade to the latest ALSA by
patching the kernel...and still i can not record, i posted stuff on
forum and no help there either, i'm using emu10k1 and i've noticed LOTS
of people have been having the same problem :'(
i have tryed both with emu10k1 as module and as built in, now i've left
it as a module
i then recompiled with sound support everything as modules and nothing
i do NOT have oss enabled in kernel, and have only alsa enabled with the
driver and 
<M> Advanced Linux Sound Architecture                 │ │
<M> Sequencer support                                 │ │
< >   Sequencer dummy client                          │ │
<M> OSS Mixer API                                     │ │
<M> OSS PCM (digital audio) API                       │ │
[*] OSS Sequencer API            
========>
< > Cirrus Logic (SoundFusion)CS4281    
<M> EMU10K1 (SB Live! & Audigy, E-mu APS) 
....


here is my $ cat /etc/modules.d/alsa
# Alsa 0.9.X kernel modules' configuration file.
# $Header:
/var/cvsroot/gentoo-x86/media-sound/alsa-utils/files/alsa-modules.conf-rc,v 1.2 2004/07/18 03:40:55 dragonheart Exp $

# ALSA portion
# OSS/Free portion

##
## IMPORTANT:
## You need to customise this section for your specific sound card(s)
## and then run `update-modules' command.
## Read alsa-driver's INSTALL file in /usr/share/doc for more info.
##
##  ALSA portion
##alias snd-card-1 snd-ens1371
alias snd-card-0 snd-emu10k1
##  OSS/Free portion
alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
##

# OSS/Free portion - card #1
##  OSS/Free portion - card #2
## alias sound-service-1-0 snd-mixer-oss
## alias sound-service-1-3 snd-pcm-oss
## alias sound-service-1-12 snd-pcm-oss

alias /dev/mixer snd-mixer-oss
alias /dev/dsp snd-pcm-oss
alias /dev/midi snd-seq-oss

# Set this to the correct number of cards.

# --- BEGIN: Generated by ALSACONF, do not edit. ---
# --- ALSACONF verion 1.0.6 ---
alias char-major-116 snd
alias char-major-14 soundcore
alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss
alias snd-card-0 snd-emu10k1
alias sound-slot-0 snd-emu10k1
# --- END: Generated by ALSACONF, do not edit. ---
options snd cards_limit=1

i think maybe in this config file might be the error?

here is my alsa stuff installed
*  media-libs/alsa-lib
      Latest version available: 1.0.5-r3
      Latest version installed: 1.0.5-r3
*  media-libs/alsa-oss
      Latest version available: 1.0.6
      Latest version installed: 1.0.6
*  media-sound/alsa-driver
      Latest version available: 1.0.6a
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
*  media-sound/alsa-firmware
      Latest version available: 1.0.4
      Latest version installed: 1.0.4
*  media-sound/alsa-headers
      Latest version available: 1.0.6a
      Latest version installed: 1.0.6a
*  media-sound/alsa-tools
      Latest version available: 1.0.6
      Latest version installed: 1.0.6
*  media-sound/alsa-utils
      Latest version available: 1.0.6
      Latest version installed: 1.0.6

i have tryed all the mixers in the portage, and with none i can set XXX
as the recording source, using alsamixer i press space and nothing
happens after that when i look at amixer's output, and i also can't
UNcapture some levels with amixer no matter what option i give it, it
tells me unknow option, though it can set capture, so anyone has any
idea WTF is wrong ? i mean come on 2 months and no recording, it's only
this and games making me keep on rebooting in windows :/

and here is my amixer output
Simple mixer control 'Master',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Limits: Playback 0 - 100
  Mono: Playback 70 [70%]
Simple mixer control 'Tone',0
  Capabilities: pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback [on]
  Front Right: Playback [on]
Simple mixer control 'Bass',0
  Capabilities: volume
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: 0 - 40
  Mono: 15 [38%]
  Front Left:
  Front Right:
Simple mixer control 'Treble',0
  Capabilities: volume
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: 0 - 40
  Mono: 14 [35%]
  Front Left:
  Front Right:
Simple mixer control '3D Control - Switch',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [off]
Simple mixer control '3D Control Sigmatel - Depth',0
  Capabilities: volume volume-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Limits: 0 - 3
  Mono: 3 [100%]
Simple mixer control 'PCM',0
  Capabilities: pvolume cvolume
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 100 Capture 0 - 100
  Front Left: Playback 100 [100%] Capture 8 [8%]
  Front Right: Playback 100 [100%] Capture 8 [8%]
Simple mixer control 'PCM Center',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Limits: Playback 0 - 100
  Mono: Playback 100 [100%]
Simple mixer control 'PCM Front',0
  Capabilities: pvolume
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 100
  Front Left: Playback 100 [100%]
  Front Right: Playback 100 [100%]
Simple mixer control 'PCM LFE',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Limits: Playback 0 - 100
  Mono: Playback 100 [100%]
Simple mixer control 'PCM Surround',0
  Capabilities: pvolume
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 100
  Front Left: Playback 100 [100%]
  Front Right: Playback 100 [100%]
Simple mixer control 'Surround',0
  Capabilities: pvolume
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 100
  Front Left: Playback 100 [100%]
  Front Right: Playback 100 [100%]
Simple mixer control 'Center',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Limits: Playback 0 - 100
  Mono: Playback 100 [100%]
Simple mixer control 'LFE',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Limits: Playback 0 - 100
  Mono: Playback 100 [100%]
Simple mixer control 'Music',0
  Capabilities: pvolume cvolume
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 100 Capture 0 - 100
  Front Left: Playback 100 [100%] Capture 100 [100%]
  Front Right: Playback 100 [100%] Capture 100 [100%]
Simple mixer control 'Line',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Front Left: Playback 23 [74%] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 23 [74%] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Line2',0
  Capabilities: pvolume cvolume
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 100 Capture 0 - 100
  Front Left: Playback 100 [100%] Capture 100 [100%]
  Front Right: Playback 100 [100%] Capture 100 [100%]
Simple mixer control 'CD',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Front Left: Playback 1 [3%] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 1 [3%] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Mic',0
  Capabilities: pvolume cvolume
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 100 Capture 0 - 100
  Front Left: Playback 0 [0%] Capture 0 [0%]
  Front Right: Playback 0 [0%] Capture 0 [0%]
Simple mixer control 'Mic Boost (+20dB)',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [off]
Simple mixer control 'Phone',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono: Playback 31 [100%] [on]
Simple mixer control 'IEC958 Optical',0
  Capabilities: pvolume cvolume
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 100 Capture 0 - 100
  Front Left: Playback 100 [100%] Capture 100 [100%]
  Front Right: Playback 100 [100%] Capture 100 [100%]
Simple mixer control 'IEC958 Optical Raw',0
  Capabilities: pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Front Left: Playback [off]
  Front Right: Playback [off]
Simple mixer control 'PC Speaker',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Limits: Playback 0 - 15
  Mono: Playback 15 [100%] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Aux',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Front Left: Playback 31 [100%] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 31 [100%] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Aux2',0
  Capabilities: pvolume cvolume
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 100 Capture 0 - 100
  Front Left: Playback 100 [100%] Capture 100 [100%]
  Front Right: Playback 100 [100%] Capture 100 [100%]
Simple mixer control 'Analog Mix',0
  Capabilities: pvolume cvolume
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 100 Capture 0 - 100
  Front Left: Playback 100 [100%] Capture 100 [100%]
  Front Right: Playback 100 [100%] Capture 100 [100%]
Simple mixer control 'Audigy Analog/Digital Output Jack',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [on]
Simple mixer control 'Audigy CD',0
  Capabilities: pvolume cvolume
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 100 Capture 0 - 100
  Front Left: Playback 100 [100%] Capture 100 [100%]
  Front Right: Playback 100 [100%] Capture 100 [100%]
Simple mixer control 'External Amplifier',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [on]
Simple mixer control 'Front',0
  Capabilities: pvolume
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 100
  Front Left: Playback 100 [100%]
  Front Right: Playback 100 [100%]
Simple mixer control 'Sigmatel 4-Speaker Stereo',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [off]
Simple mixer control 'Sigmatel Surround Phase Inversion Playback ',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [off]

i do not know what other info to offer, i just wanna fix this and then
post it on the forum so many others could fix that too, of course
credits go for you!
P.S. when replying(please!), maybe it'd be better just to clear the
(long)original message and begin with "to max4ever:"
PLEASE!!! thanks in advance


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