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I recently installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my iMac dual boot. I spend about 80% of my time in Ubuntu and the rest (20%) on the Mac. That 20% really irks me because I would love to go 100% Linux but a couple of things really bother me that I still can't do in Ubuntu on my iMac. The first thing is that I can't use the internal web cam that comes with the iMac. I read the help page on how to get it to work but have no luck so far . The second and most important thing that really bugs me is that I am unable to record anything from Sound In. I am a radio host so I need this functionality to record my radio shows. On the Mac side no problem. Works fine. When I boot into Ubuntu, there is no sound at all coming through Sound In. I have a radio attached to my iMac that I use to record my radio shows. I would love to get this Sound In problem resolved, and then, once these two issues are resolved, there is a good chance I will switch 100% to Linux. Until then I will just have to make due with that 20%.
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express PCI Express Root Port (rev 03)
00:07.0 Performance counters: Intel Corporation Device 27a3 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G73 [GeForce 7300 GT] (rev a1)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 22)
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4321 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 01)
04:03.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB82AA2 IEEE-1394b Link Layer Controller (rev 01)
Bus 005 Device 004: ID 05ac:8206 Apple, Inc. Bluetooth HCI
Bus 005 Device 003: ID 05ac:8240 Apple, Inc. IR Receiver [built-in]
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 05ac:020b Apple, Inc. Pro Keyboard [Mitsumi, A1048/US layout]
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 1241:1111 Belkin Mouse
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 05ac:1003 Apple, Inc. Hub in Pro Keyboard [Mitsumi, A1048]
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 009: ID 059f:0951 LaCie, Ltd
Bus 001 Device 008: ID 04fc:0c25 Sunplus Technology Co., Ltd SATALink SPIF225A
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 05e3:0606 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB 2.0 Hub / D-Link DUB-H4 USB 2.0 Hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 05ac:8501 Apple, Inc. Built-in iSight [Micron]
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 05e3:0608 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB-2.0 4-Port HUB
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Ok. If I understand you. You have no sound at all, incoming or outgoing. If this correct then you need to configure your sound system. I googled using linux N10/ICH 7 audio as keywords and got a fair number of hits. You can browse through that info and decide what is relevant for you. An easy solution would be to but a headset with a microphone and plug it into a usb port. Is there a problem doing that?
I read the help page on how to get it to work but have no luck so far .
Remarks like these are unhelpful because you don't give any details. What did you try? How did the system react? and so on. If you're having a problem (and if you have problems with what I or anyone else suggests) then you need to describe in detail what the problem is.
You can also get a webcam that plugs into the usb port. I have a desktop with no built-in webcam and that's what I use. It works fine and "out of the box". I just plug it in and it works. You can get one for under 20€ so they're not too expensive.
I can listen to music no problem with that. The problem is sound in. When I have the radio that is connected to my iMac playing, if I go to my sound preferences and select input, I should see sound levels on the bar. I don't see anything. On the mac side no problem . This is what my problem is. Other than that, I can listen to music edit music no problem.
Have you tried looking at the alsamixer or whatever pulse uses as a mixer. (if you're using alsa/pulse - you don't say). They should indicate your soundcard and what properties have been enabled. Sometimes a given setting is muted by default. You might want to look at and post the output of
On a sidenote. I notice that you are from Gorizia. My wife's family is from Civedale. I love visiting that area of Italy!!
I guess you mean Cividale. That's my GF's bank: Banca di Cividale. If we go to Udine (I had some heart surgery done there earlier this year so it know it well) we can get a non-Trenitalia train to Cividale. It's supposed to be quite beautiful. Maybe we'll get out there this autumn (we don't have a macchina so it must be by train).
Say "salve" to your wife's family for me.