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I am having a bit of trouble with my ArchLinux system. I have everything working except this: I cannot record from the Line-In jack on the soundcard. I use Audacity to record from the line-in jack on Windows, and in that app, there was a drop-down box to specify where you wanted to record from. On Windows, that usually said Line-In. When I switched to Linux (i really like it, by the way), I noticed that that drop-down box appeared disabled, and you couldn't select it. Upon further investigation, in the Options dialog, the only recording input item available was "/dev/dsp", which I later found out was something like a general audio output file, maybe?
Anyway, I looked into this further yet, and found that in the KMix program, even though there were many output items in that program, there was nothing on the "Input" tab - it was totally blank. I researched about drivers for this card, and was told that the kernel (mine is 2.6.11) supported this card out of the box - no drivers were necessary. However, it appears that it isn't recognizing any lines in.
If you have any suggestions, please reply. Thanks.
Well I'm not an expert on mounting things...but usually if you type in dmesg in the command line it should tell you if the computer has found such a device on your computer........it is usally a good place to look if your not sure what to mount your device with...........say if you have a cd rom drive...the dmesg would have a line saying mounting cd-rom on /dev/hdc sumthing like that and all you have to do is to see if the kernel finds or else post here again....