Re: How to record with onboard sound card?
Carl Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> LMa <email@example.com> writes:
> > Hello everyone,
> > I am a relatively new Linux user.
> > I have the following major problem: trying to record with Audacity
> > (among others) doesn't work with my on-board VIA ac97 sound card.
> I don't have anything to add, except that I have a similar VIA audio
> controller, and I haven't been able to get it working either. I
> checked with google and found many reports of similar problems, but I
> didn't find any solution that worked for me. It appears that VIA is a
> good vendor to avoid for linux systems.
Just for the archive, I now can record audio. The original poster
forwarded to me a recommendation from another source that he try ALSA
with OSS emulation. I thought I had tried ALSA before, but it worked
fine this time. I use Sarge, which has both ALSA and OSS, and the
startup loads both types of modules, so that might have confused
matters. I don't know if it is necessary, but I put entries in
/etc/modules to load the OSS emulation modules for ALSA, and the other
ALSA modules are all automatically loaded.
Carl Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org