Sound record don't record my sound in Ubuntu Feisty

Bug #99135 reported by Zartan on 2007-03-30
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linux-source-2.6.20 (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

I tried before this recording sound with Kubuntu Feisty and kdm. Now I installed Feisty again and I'm using Gnome and gdm. I cannot hear anything when I record sound or when I try Skype Call.

I wonder if this problem is because of alsa? I have same problem in Kubuntu and in Ubuntu.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Mar 30 22:04:32 2007
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.04
Uname: Linux mattik-desktop 2.6.20-13-generic #2 SMP Sun Mar 25 00:21:25 UTC 2007 i686 GNU/Linux

description: updated
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Thanks for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Could you please add the output requested at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DebuggingSoundProblems ? Thanks in advance.

I have HP nx9420 laptop with Intel

I can't either record sound, but I can make Skype calls in Skype 3.0, so recording works in Skype.

When I record sound in sound recorder, looks like recorder starts recording fine. After pressing stop the recorder tells that length is 4 seconds. But when I press play, nothing happens (playback slidebar is grayed out).

lspci:

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Unknown device 309f
        Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 16
        Region 0: Memory at f4700000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>

moo@hacker:~$ tail -2 /proc/asound/oss/sndstat
Mixers:
0: Analog Devices AD1981

roo@hacker:~$ amixer
Simple mixer control 'Master',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 63
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 37 [59%] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 37 [59%] [on]
Simple mixer control 'PCM',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 25 [81%] [3.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 25 [81%] [3.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Mic',0
  Capabilities: cswitch cswitch-joined cswitch-exclusive
  Capture exclusive group: 0
  Capture channels: Mono
  Mono: Capture [on]
Simple mixer control 'Mic Boost',0
  Capabilities: volume
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: 0 - 3
  Front Left: 0 [0%]
  Front Right: 0 [0%]
Simple mixer control 'Capture',0
  Capabilities: cvolume cswitch
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Capture 0 - 15
  Front Left: Capture 11 [73%] [16.50dB] [on]
  Front Right: Capture 11 [73%] [16.50dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Mix',0
  Capabilities: cswitch cswitch-joined cswitch-exclusive
  Capture exclusive group: 0
  Capture channels: Mono
  Mono: Capture [off]
Simple mixer control 'Docking-Station',0
  Capabilities: cswitch cswitch-joined cswitch-exclusive
  Capture exclusive group: 0
  Capture channels: Mono
  Mono: Capture [off]
Simple mixer control 'Internal Mic Boost',0
  Capabilities: volume
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: 0 - 3
  Front Left: 0 [0%]
  Front Right: 0 [0%]

moo@hacker:~$ asoundconf list
Names of available sound cards:
Intel

moo@hacker:~$ cat /etc/asound.conf ~/.asoundrc*
cat: /etc/asound.conf: No such file or directory
cat: /home/moo/.asoundrc*: No such file or directory

moo@hacker:~$ dmesg
- Didn't really find anything here

moo@hacker:~$ cat /proc/interrupts
...
16: 447702 0 IO-APIC-fasteoi eth0, HDA Intel, fglrx
...

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Thank you Mikko :)

lspci:
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 IDE
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Azalia

tail -2 /proc/asound/oss/sndstat
Mixers:
0: Realtek ALC888

amixer
Simple mixer control 'Headphone',0
  Capabilities: pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback [on]
  Front Right: Playback [on]
Simple mixer control 'PCM',0
  Capabilities: pvolume
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 255
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 255 [100%] [0.00dB]
  Front Right: Playback 255 [100%] [0.00dB]
Simple mixer control 'Front',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 25 [81%] [-9.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 25 [81%] [-9.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Front Mic',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 4 [13%] [-28.50dB] [off]
  Front Right: Playback 4 [13%] [-28.50dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Surround',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 0 [0%] [-46.50dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 0 [0%] [-46.50dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Center',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono: Playback 0 [0%] [-46.50dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'LFE',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono: Playback 0 [0%] [-46.50dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Side',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 0 [0%] [-46.50dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 0 [0%] [-46.50dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Line',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 0 [0%] [-34.50dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 0 [0%] [-34.50dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Mic',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 26 [84%] [4.50dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 26 [84%] [4.50dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'IEC958',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [off]
Simple mixer control 'Aux',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 0 [0%] [-34.50dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 0 [0%] [-34.50dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Capture',0
  Capabilities: cvolume cswitch
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Capture 0 - 31
  Front Left: Capture 0 [0%] [-16.50dB] [off]
  Front Right: Capture 0 [0%] [-16.50dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Capture',1
  Capabilities: cvolume cswitch
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Capture 0 - 31
  Front Left: Capture 0 [0%] [-16.50dB] [on]
  Front Right: Capture 0 [0%] [-16.50dB] [on]
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Changed in linux-source-2.6.20:
assignee: brian-murray → ubuntu-audio
status: Needs Info → Unconfirmed
odzx (oded1976) wrote :

non of these work for me.
in fact it seems like my mic is not even detected by ubuntu.amixer
Simple mixer control 'PCM',0
  Capabilities: pvolume
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 255
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 255 [100%] [0.00dB]
  Front Right: Playback 255 [100%] [0.00dB]
Simple mixer control 'Front',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 27
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 21 [78%] [-10.50dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 21 [78%] [-10.50dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Capture',0
  Capabilities: cvolume cswitch
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Capture 0 - 20
  Front Left: Capture 20 [100%] [35.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Capture 20 [100%] [35.00dB] [on]

eppy 1 (choppy121212) wrote :

could it be Bug 92879?

If I "save as" then I can hear the output of my microphone. "Save" or "Play" doesn't work though.

eppy, I cannot hear sound anything when I'm recording. I tried save as -button but it doesn't help.

andrei048 (andrei048) wrote :

Hello! I have the same notebook ( HP Compaq nx9420), and the same problem. I cannot use my microphone (internal or a pluggedin external microphone). No matter what I have tried I just cannot use it. Some help please?

andrei048 (andrei048) wrote :

Ok, I solved my problem. I selected Capture on the alsamixer. The thig is, I haved the same problem with the sound recorder as mattikoo. Now everything works.

Andrew Ash (ash211) wrote :

mattikoo: does andrei's solution work for you?

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Hi,

Same problem: sound recorder grays out the bar, Skype cannot record, but I could when I was on Windows XP. I read various reports on alsamixer. After starting alsamixer, I press Tab once to get to Capture mode. I used the arrow keys to navigate to Capture, and set the volume to 100. The Mic column says "CAPTUR". In Playback mode, Mic's volume is set to 100, and Mic Boost is +20dB. I tried setting Mic Select to Mic1 or Mic2, to no avail. I really don't know where to search next. Any help would be appreciated.

The interesting parts of amixer's output are:
Simple mixer control 'Mic',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined cswitch cswitch-exclusive
  Capture exclusive group: 0
  Playback channels: Mono
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono: Playback 31 [100%] [12.00dB] [on]
  Front Left: Capture [on]
  Front Right: Capture [on]
Simple mixer control 'Mic Boost (+20dB)',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [on]
Simple mixer control 'Mic Select',0
  Capabilities: enum
  Items: 'Mic1' 'Mic2'
  Item0: 'Mic1'
Simple mixer control 'Stereo Mic',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [off]

Here is the full amixer output:
Simple mixer control 'Master',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 31 [100%] [0.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 31 [100%] [0.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Master Mono',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono: Playback 25 [81%] [-9.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Master Surround',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 0 [0%] [-46.50dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 0 [0%] [-46.50dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Headphone Jack Sense',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [on]
Simple mixer control 'PCM',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 25 [81%] [3.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 25 [81%] [3.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Surround',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 0 [0%] [-46.50dB] [off]
  Front Right: Playback 0 [0%] [-46.50dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Surround Jack Mode',0
  Capabilities: enum
  Items: 'Shared' 'Independent'
  Item0: 'Shared'
Simple mixer control 'Center',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono: Playback 29 [94%] [-3.00dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'LFE',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono: Playback 0 [0%] [-46.50dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Line',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch cswitch cswitch-exclusive
  Capture exclusive group: 0
  Playback cha...

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When set microphone setting to max and I turned speakers max I can hear sound from skype and sound recorder, but sound is very low voice. I set capture to max too. But if I set playback on sound is very good from speakers. I don't find any solution for this. I'm sorry because of my english skills.

Ben Collins (ben-collins) wrote :

This bug will not get fixed in feisty. Please test Gutsy Gibbon, Tribe-2 and report your findings here. If it does affect Gutsy as well, add an "Also Affects: Distro..." for Ubuntu/linux-source-2.6.22 and update the information in this bug report.

Changed in linux-source-2.6.20:
assignee: ubuntu-audio → nobody
status: New → Won't Fix

I got sound in Gutsy :)

Yet another bug is that I have to save sound file before I can hear recorded sound first time in sound recorder

Thank you :)

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