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Hello all. I am new to these forums and new to the more technical side of Linux. I have been trying to teach myself, and use online HowTos and FAQs when necessary, but some problems just can't be solved so simply.
So as the title says, I am using Mandriva Powerpack 2008.0. I have a Sound Blaster sound card (driver ca0106) that I am having trouble with.
Sound output works fine. However, I am unable to use a mic. I believe I discovered the root of that: my sound card doesn't have a mixer.
Would that prevent me from using a mic? If so, where do I find a mixer for my card and how would I go about installing it?
As I said before, I am just scratching the surface of the tech side of Linux, so please be as descriptive as possible.
And thanks in advance!!
Btw, I am aware that there are lots of questions on this particular driver, but the majority of those were "no sound" issues. Mine is just a "no sound input" issue. I just wanted to make it clear that I didn't post without searching first.
Distribution: Slackware, Windows, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X
Hi Seameat, Welcome to lq. While you had alsamixer open did you try to tab to the right with the arrow keys to see if you had any channels that just weren't showing on the screen, or try tabbing to capture devices instead of play back devices?
Good luck. ;-)
I did. I found all of the capture devices and such. And I read all over the internet that you have to push spacebar to make a channel capable of capture. I pushed spacebar and nothing happened. I believe it is supposed to read CAPTUR and have a L and R channel image. That didn't happen.
This led me to believe that my card was currently not capable of capturing. I figured this was because of the card not having a mixer assigned.
Is there any more information I can provide that would help figure this out?