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Re: F11: can't record from line input



On Thu, 2009-06-11 at 09:10 +0100, Sharpe, Sam J wrote:
> 2009/6/10 James Bridge <james xmas demon co uk>:
> > F11 seems only to have microphone input. I could record from line input
> > in F10, using audacity. (Gnome sound recorder always gave problems.) F11
> > has simplified the audio controls to the point that it seems impossible
> > to activate the line input.
> >
> > What to do? No point in suggesting remove PulseAudio, since that won't
> > bring the ALSA controls back!
> 
> Investigate the "Advanced Volume Control" in the Preferences menu. I
> believe it's invoked from the command line as gst-mixer.
> 
> This is what the F11 Release Notes have to say on your subject:
> 
> -------
> Volume Control
>     An updated volume control manager application provides you with
> more control over your audio preferences. Better integrated with
> PulseAudio, you can now control individual application inputs and
> outputs along with the sources and destinations for the audio.
>     Using the new PulseAudio-based volume applet, there is no way to
> adjust ALSA sound levels. If they are set too low, raising the
> PulseAudio sound levels may not work acceptably. For this contingency,
> the old gstreamer-based volume application is also available by
> default. It is available under the name Advanced Volume Control, in
> the System>Preferences menu section. You will also need to use this
> application if you need to select an input channel for recording (for
> instance, line-in or mic-in).
> -------
> 
> -- 
> Sam
> 
Thanks for this. I had installed F11 from the live CD and that doesn't
install the advanced volume control. I hadn't got around to looking at
the installation notes - that's what comes of expecting things to "just
work"!
-- 
James Bridge <james xmas demon co uk>


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