Re: Mike Capture not working in Debian Testing/Creative Live Soundblaster
David Dawson wrote:
> Chris Lale wrote:
>> David Dawson wrote:
>>> I'm running Debian Testing and the mike capture recently stopped working.
>>> The card is a Creative Soundblaster Live.
>>> The problem is that the system will not allow any app to get mike audio.
>>> On the other hand I *can* get mike audio through the card if I switch on
>>> the mixer monitor.
>>> I tried setting things with Alsamixer, but no go.
>>> The sound system in the kernel (Debian 2.6.18-K7) is Alsa.
>> It may be worth checking your hardware . If your motherboard has
>> built-in sound, this may have been detected by Alsa as the default. It
>> will thus be expecting your mike to be plugged into the integrated sound
>> mic socket.
> Thanks, but actually the on-board sound is disabled and that would also
> apply to the speaker and line input.
Are you using Gnome? In the past I have had problems with the ESD. Try turning
Desktop -> Sound -> Enable software sound mixing (ESD) [untick this box].
You may need to restart X before this takes effect (ctrl-alt-backspace).