No sound recording

ac "aec$news" at
Fri Nov 17 12:02:39 UTC 2006

H.S.Rai wrote:
> On my laptop Compaq Presario V3018TU, I am unable to record anything,
> neither through buildin Mic nor through Mic with Head Set.
> Gnome Sound Recorder, starts time on clicking "Record", but on
> replaying, the progress is shown on time bar, but no sound comes.
> During recording, Recording Level Monitor remain still.
> In volume control, capture is full.
> lspci gave following output:
> 0000:00:1b.0 0403: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High
> Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
> What I should I do?

this was posted in kubuntu forums recently , maybe it will help?

  I have moved to Kubuntu from another distro and have had a lot of 
trouble initially finding how to listen to bbc radio and then at the 
same time, record the stream.

BBC uses real audio streams and the obvious way to listen is to use 
realplayer (currently version 10). Using Kubuntu, I had a problem 
installing that program in kubuntu - an error message said it would 
conflict with rvplayer, (which I could not find in my system). Maybe I 
was looking in the wrong place. Anyway I then installed realplayer 
from its binary downloaded from the Real site. However I could not get 
any method of recording the stream to work, even trying most things in 
sight, one at a time, programs and packages that seemed relevant.
Audacity worked on a laptop I had for such recording, but now gave I/O 
layer errors when used in other machines I have - something to do with 
alsa and the audio card and audacity not being able to get to the 
soundcard at the same time as the realplayer I think.

Previos distro was ok when I used 'krecord', but however hard I looked 
I could not find this in the add/remove programs lists. After more 
persistance I did find krecord in the system>adept package 
It was available as a package, not a program. (!!)

And it works!

Krecord also provides a recording level indication and the mixer can 
be run - both good for initial setting up the conditions. I could not 
find a record level meter gui in gnome, even though it appeared to be 
installed as a program.

One note - I also tried ubuntu (gnome) for bbc recording, again with 
no success for my situation, except with krecord.

I use both kde and gnome, so my latest approach has been to now first 
install ubuntu and update it, then install kubuntu-desktop, a big 
download activity.

Interestingly, realplayer installed easily in ubuntu (add/remove 
programs), and was still available in kubuntu later. So in this case I 
did not have to go to the Real site and download the binary.

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