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Old 04-25-2005, 01:34 AM   #1
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Linux & SB Audigy 2 Plat. Line-In Recording

Hello all.

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.
Old 04-25-2005, 02:20 AM   #2
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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 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....


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