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Old 09-24-2005, 04:46 PM   #1
TitaniumTaz
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Mic setup and testing it (Help Needed)


Hi All,
I'm currently using Konotix 2005-5 and trying to set up Skype but can not figure out how to setup the mic and then test it out. My sound card is just a SB Live and it is working just fine. I plugged the mic into the mic port on the card. and looked in Kmix to be sure its muted, now I don't know what program to use to record something to see if it works. Of course in windows they had a small recorder app to do it in but in here I'm lost. Could someone make a few suggestions to get me started Please? Thanks
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Old 09-24-2005, 05:25 PM   #2
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Your card is probably dsp0 but you can check with:
$ cat /proc/asound/cards

Try to record with:
$ rec -d /dev/dsp0 test.wav

And see if something plays:
$ play test.wav

I'm assuming you use alsa. If not, post what you do use.
 
Old 09-24-2005, 09:26 PM   #3
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Appreciate your answer to my query. I tried what you ask and received no joy. This is what I am getting in the console when I try. Oh Yeah I know the mics good it worked on my windows box before I tried it here.

Quote:
jj@tazbox:~$ rec -d dev/dsp0 test.wav
Send break (control-c) to end recording
sox: Can't open input file 'dev/dsp0': No such file or directory
jj@tazbox:~$
jj@tazbox:~$ play test.wav
playing test.wav
sox: Can't open input file 'test.wav': No such file or directory
jj@tazbox:~$
jj@tazbox:~$ cat /proc/asound/card
cat: /proc/asound/card: No such file or directory
jj@tazbox:~$
I know I'm doing something wrong just don't know what, As I'm a long time windows convert.
If you have something more I can try I'll certainly give it a shot. Again A big THANKS for the help.
TitaniumTaz
 
Old 09-25-2005, 02:06 AM   #4
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Quote:
jj@tazbox:~$ rec -d dev/dsp0 test.wav
Send break (control-c) to end recording
sox: Can't open input file 'dev/dsp0': No such file or directory
jj@tazbox:~$
jj@tazbox:~$ play test.wav
playing test.wav
sox: Can't open input file 'test.wav': No such file or directory
jj@tazbox:~$
jj@tazbox:~$ cat /proc/asound/card
cat: /proc/asound/card: No such file or directory
jj@tazbox:~$

You forgot to put ' / '

You should correct like this : rec -d /dev/dsp0 test.wav

I hope this helps..
 
Old 09-25-2005, 01:18 PM   #5
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> jj@tazbox:~$ cat /proc/asound/card
> cat: /proc/asound/card: No such file or directory

You missed an "s" there, try: cat /proc/asound/cards
 
Old 09-25-2005, 08:30 PM   #6
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Thanks fellas for taking the time to peruse my quote and get back to me with the suggestions. Unfortunately this morning when I tried to fire up after some mionor repairs i got an error at bootup that I have not seen before and not sure what to do with it. Kanotix was running just great until when I shut down for the adjustments. The error I'm getting is as follows:
***************************************
Error 18: Selected cylinder exceeds the maximum supported by the bios.
Press any key to contiue
***************************************
I haven't a clue what it is referring to and have finally wound up trying to re install. I will try what you suggested when I get it up and running again. Again Thanks a Bunch
TitaniumTaz
 
  


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