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Old 04-08-2014, 08:49 AM   #1
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Line in not functioning on 'Creative Labs SB Audigy'


FOR ANYONE STUCK ON THIS, MY SOLUTION IS HERE:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...5/#post5150164

(Something of a double-post from here. Also, feel free to move this to software. I'm not entirely sure where this fits.)

Ever since I started using Linux, I have never got anything to detect any sound from the line-in port. I assume this is a software issue as the line-in port (labeled Analog Mix in both Windows Volume Control and alsamixer).

Here is lspci's description of my sound card:
Code:
02:00.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy (rev 04)
I have also removed pulseaudio as it was causing problems.

Many thanks for any assistance
UltrasonicMadness

Last edited by UltrasonicMadness; 04-10-2014 at 05:14 PM. Reason: The issue has been solved and I would like this thread to be of assistance as opposed to just wasting space on the LQ servers
 
Old 04-09-2014, 05:56 PM   #2
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You should run alsa-info.sh and post the results.
 
Old 04-09-2014, 07:27 PM   #3
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Initially, the output was this:
Code:
ALSA Information Script v 0.4.62
--------------------------------

This script visits the following commands/files to collect diagnostic
information about your ALSA installation and sound related hardware.

  dmesg
  lspci
  lsmod
  aplay
  amixer
  alsactl
  /proc/asound/
  /sys/class/sound/
  ~/.asoundrc (etc.)

See '/usr/bin/alsa-info.sh --help' for command line options.

Newer version detected: 0.4.63
To view the ChangeLog, please visit http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-info.sh.changelog
ALSA-Info script has been downloaded /tmp/alsa-info.QZ9cMG7IMD.
Please, re-run it from new location.
Then I obliged with the instruction at the bottom, resulting in this:

Code:
ALSA Information Script v 0.4.63
--------------------------------

This script visits the following commands/files to collect diagnostic
information about your ALSA installation and sound related hardware.

  dmesg
  lspci
  lsmod
  aplay
  amixer
  alsactl
  /proc/asound/
  /sys/class/sound/
  ~/.asoundrc (etc.)

See '/tmp/alsa-info.QZ9cMG7IMD --help' for command line options.

Automatically upload ALSA information to www.alsa-project.org? [y/N] : n


Your ALSA information is in /tmp/alsa-info.txt.GhRjBT4C00
The resulting text file goes into so much detail that I'm slightly wary of putting it online, but I did copy it out of /tmp in case it turns out to be of any relevance.

Many thanks,
UltrasonicMadness
 
Old 04-09-2014, 07:44 PM   #4
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Nothing, I mean nothing of this output will jeopardize your security. It is about your sound and sound only.
 
Old 04-10-2014, 09:31 AM   #5
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Apologies, I just seem to have an extremely detailed sound setup.
Attached Files
File Type: txt alsa-info.txt (84.2 KB, 5 views)
 
Old 04-10-2014, 11:03 AM   #6
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Part of alsa-info script runs amixer, its output is interesting, it prints two Line mixer controls, both are turned off, did you try and turn them on? You can use amixer to manipulate those values.
 
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Thumbs up

It took a bit of trial-and-error, but my solution was to turn up the volume on both the Line and the Analog Mix 'sliders'. For some reason, the Line (only shown in the playback view) affected the Line-in volume both for recording and playback.

Many thanks,
UltrasonicMadness

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Old 04-10-2014, 11:32 AM   #8
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Glad you got it sorted!
 
Old 04-10-2014, 11:40 AM   #9
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Smile

As am I, the configuration is very confusing.

Thanks again,
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In alsamixer use arrow right to see all sliders.
 
Old 04-10-2014, 05:12 PM   #11
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I know. The confusing parts were all the MMs and 00s and the fact that more than one slider had to be adjusted for the line-in to work properly.
 
  


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