Can't record sound after updates

Ioannis Vranos ioannis.vranos at
Sat Sep 24 14:13:00 UTC 2011

On Sat, Sep 24, 2011 at 4:26 PM, Peter O'Doherty <k.p.odoherty at> wrote:
> Hi,
> After installing a number of updates yesterday (unfortunately I can't
> remember which) I am unable to record sound using Sound recorder or
> Audacity. My assumption is that one of the updates messed with this.
> I tried changing the settings in PulseAudio Volume control but to no avail.
> I'm running 11.04 on a PackardBell laptop.
> Please let me know what other information I need to provide to find out
> where the problem might be.
> Many thanks,
> Peter
> ps. is it not a bit strange that Ubuntu should force me to install updates
> which directly affect the usability of certain programs?

You may try alsamixer in the terminal, and if this doesn't work, the
volume control icon at the top right.

Let us know what happens.

Ioannis Vranos

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