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26th July 2004, 08:17 PM
I just installed Fedora Core 2. I am having problems with recording sounds via ALSA. Fedora succesfuly detected and configured my sound card, but for some reason I can't seem to record.

How do I get my Fedora Core 2 PC to record sounds?

Thank you for your time,

27th July 2004, 01:44 AM
Any success stories on recording sound in Fedora Core 2 would be great.

27th July 2004, 02:00 AM
I have recorded sound in both Audacity (i think it's spelled like that) and i in the sound recorder, found in the sound menu in Gnome. Have you cheked that your mixer settings?


27th July 2004, 08:12 AM
I don't know if its a mixer problem or not. All I know is the gnome-sound-recorder and kmix do not record sounds. I *think* my mixer settiings are correct. My Mic is not muted and is set to record at max volume....

Is there anything else I need to check?

Thank you for your time,

27th July 2004, 02:01 PM
Does this thread (http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=18235) sound familiar Arrummzen?

22nd September 2004, 03:08 PM
Any success stories on recording sound in Fedora Core 2 would be great.
Have FC2, Audacity too. Problem is the same. No recording. In addition I tried soundrecorder as well, the window closes immediately when I press the red button :-)))

I have checked HELP in audacity. It sais "On-line help" in the menu, but for some reason the full text can be searched offline :-)
The strangest thing is that - after I spent an hour with changing gnome mixer settings with zero result - I have foung the settings for the input source. In the help it sais (and there is a screenshot as well for those who cannot read) that you can choose the input source on the toolbar where the record and playback level can be set. So I checked the relevant toolbar and it is NOT there.

Here I am stuck. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Sorry that I only could add to the problems and not the solutions.


22nd September 2004, 09:36 PM
I mean this:


22nd September 2004, 09:38 PM
OK how do you insert a screenshot in your post? :-)


22nd September 2004, 09:39 PM
Got it... here we go:

22nd September 2004, 09:48 PM
Ok, THIS is what I meant

29th April 2005, 05:47 AM
I too am having problems recording sound... I hear it fine (the microphone works), but using any sound recorder ap records nothing. Still searching.... any help???

30th April 2005, 04:39 AM
Have you checked alsamixer?

1) type alsamixer in a console
2) check out Mic and Mic Capture

Mic is how loud you hear your own voice and Mic Capture is how loud it records it

30th April 2005, 08:57 AM
Yes, thanks.... have tried alsamixer... all levels up, and nothing muted... tried all combinations of everything available, still nothing... I can hear the microphone input through the speakers or the headphones... but nothing gets recorded with skype, sound recorder, audacity... nothing... sound recorder, I can press the record button, but the slider (time line) doesn't move and no file is recorded... still looking.... thanks. bob

30th April 2005, 10:12 PM
Well... same problem with FC3 and AC97 based 82801EB sound card.
Oh well, inaddition gnome-sound-record just crashes :) rec/record record nothing. Any help would be appriciated

4th September 2005, 09:05 AM
I have the same problems with sound recording in FC4 with Sound Blaster Live! 5.1:
- no microphone/line-out channels are muted
- I can hear myself in earphones when I talk into the microphone
- the soundcard plays sound files just fine
- changing input/output from ALSA to OSS in gstreamer-properties does not help
- audacity/arecord does not record anything (just silence)