audio recording on inspiron 2650/suse 8.2
>i have 2650
> i'm running a dual boot win2k/suse 8.2 system.
> i can get suse to play back sound, but not to record.
> any suggestions?
> thanks, carlo
never tried to record sound
my old toshiba laptop had a built in mic,,
and i recorded audio thru it with linux
i dont think my dell i2650 comes with an built in mic,
did you hook a mic up to it ?
thanks for your fast reply. you're right, inspiron has no built-in mic. i use a headset
and recording's no sweat on win2k.
which means the error is probably somewhere in the linux driver jungle i'm a bit
hesitant to plunge into... i'm a newbie to linux but i've seen with a friend what
happens when you try to fool with linux drivers (i think last time substituted coffee
for sleep for three days or four).
> i have 2650
> never tried to record sound
> my old toshiba laptop had a built in mic,,
> and i recorded audio thru it with linux
> i dont think my dell i2650 comes with an built in mic,
> did you hook a mic up to it ?
> see ya
> i use a headset and recording's no sweat on win2k.hello again
when i get home this evening
i will see if i can dig up a mic
and an adapter, and see what kind of results
one thing i can think of
the input levels could be turned way down, or off.
have you looked at the mixer applett with whichever
desktop you use (gnome or kde) ??
there is the command line tool 'aumix'
which will show you the levels for various
- On Wed, Apr 30, 2003 at 04:24:07 -0500, Randy Perkins wrote:
> also,You also have to make sure that the mic input is selected for recording.
> there is the command line tool 'aumix'
> which will show you the levels for various
> audio inputs/outputs
- On Wed, 2003-04-30 at 16:05, ccapocasa wrote:
> thanks for your fast reply. you're right, inspiron has no built-in
> mic. i use a headset
> and recording's no sweat on win2k.
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i was able to record sound with my i2650
i had only luck from the command line,
i use rh9/kde and artsd when in GUI,
and it didnt work right off the bat,
so i went to the command line.
hit <cntrl><alt><F1> or otherwise get to command prompt
login if necessary
first run 'aumix' and down arrow to Mic.
then right arrow to bring the mic volume up.
there should be a red "R" on the left side to
show that the mic channel is in record mode.
if it isnt, hit the space bar while the mic
channel is highlighted
i used the 'sox' program to record sounds
see if you have it installed
'rpm -q sox'
it should spit back a version if it is installed.
then to record sound
i get a couple warnings about channels and speed,
but it records ok
<cntrl>-C to exit
to play back what you have recorded
i also stumbled on another command line tool
it requires the xawtv package
check and see if you have it
'rpm -q xawtv'
i had it so it must get installed by default ??
it provides a level meter so you can see your mic input
run it like this
'record -r 48000'
a level meter will come up
and hit the space bar to start recording
the file will be automatically named record00x.wav
note i had to set the -r option for the sample rate of the soundcard
before it would work
well thats it for me
i didnt trouble shoot it in KDE
but i know my hardware will record
lets see if you get this far before we proceed
- heya randy
thanks man, that's real nice of you.
i used kmix to check if all the volumes are up and they are, and the mic is
selected recording source (that's what the little red button is, isn't it steve?)