Maybe I'll just go back to WinXP
Yep, another question from yours truly:
I have been up all weekend trying to get some recording done and have gotten nowhere with it. I am about to wipe Linux from my hard drive and put WinXP back on, because all I had to do with Win was plug a mic into the input of my sound card and hit the record button. No stress.
I have configured the onboard sound card (nForce2 AC97 Audio Controller [MCP]) with ALSACONF, as I did with my other sound card (CMedia 8738 - I removed this card before configuring the nForce.)
I heard the test sample. I can hear sound through the speakers when I check the mic, and the various mixers (alsamixer, gamix, etc) control the level of the output.
S why the hell can I not record from the mic or get any of the software synths to play sound? What am I missing? If I can hear what I am saying into the mic throught the speakers and the signal is controlled by the mixers then why is it not recording or playing? ALSA MODULAR does not produce sound. Audacity does not record a signal. Don't even get me started on Ardour (it tells me I need a lib that doesn't seem to exist anywhere.)
I am not a novice to computer recording; I was using Windows and Mac machines for years before this and never had a problem. I have been able to resolve video and networking issues in Linux but this one is just driving me nuts. Tell me what secret little trick I need to know to get even one of these apps working, PLEASE!
Or it's back to WinXP and cracked software.