Re: Mike Capture not working in Debian Testing/Creative Live Soundblaster
Chris Lale wrote:
> 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 it off:
No, I'm using KDE (arts) and I have set the system to autosuspend after 1
second. It's worth noting that the sound card driver allows
opening /dev/dsp (or alsa default) 7 times. So, for instance, I can be
listening to music with Xmms and still hear announcements from Saytime.
Really, Autosuspend is unnecessary.
Nope, It's just the mike capture not working.
> Desktop -> Sound -> Enable software sound mixing (ESD) [untick this box].
> You may need to restart X before this takes effect (ctrl-alt-backspace).
If you wrestle in the mud with a pig,
you both get dirty and the pig likes it.
-- Dave Dawson