[linux-audio-user] Problems recording using soundcard's 'mic' jack

Sebastian Tennant sebyte at smolny.plus.com
Wed Nov 24 18:21:47 EST 2004

Hi all.

I'm running Debian 'Sid' and a working ALSA sound driver.  My
soundcard is a Cirrus Logic CS4281.  The GNOME 'CD Player' app
plays CDs no problem. 'Muine' plays mp3s no problem and all the GNOME
desktop sound effects work fine.  However when I plug a line-level audio
signal into the soundcard's 'mic' mini-jack and try to record a wav audio
file I get nothing.  (I can hear the sound fine through the
headphones/laptop speakers).  I've tried 'wavtools' and 'ecasound' but
when I try to play back the resulting wav file using 'Alsaplayer' all I
get is silence. No doubt the thing I'm doing wrong is glaringly
obvious but be damned if I can figure out what it is!

Any help much appreciated.


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