| From Leland <leland@...>
| Mon, 6 Jul 2009 18:10:41 -0500
| Subject: [Audacity-devel] [Fwd: Re: All you self building Linux users with a missing mixer]
> What should it have do ya think? I don't actually know what it's called off
> hand, but can you check in the mixer that you get when right clicking the
> speaker icon in the top right corner? (You're using Gnome right?) You may
> have to enable the different capture devices by clicking preferences in the
> mixer dialog.
> Even with the one Capture:0, you should be able to change the capture volume
> in Audacity and see that reflected in the system mixer.
> If you can't get the controls that way, then hit the shell and issue the
> amixer command, then send the output to me.
> When I went "all Mac" hardware, I really sort of screwed myself since I no
> longer have a machine that I can pop in 3 or 4 sound cards. (My last PC
> have 5.) So, I don't get to test this like it really needs to be.
> As it is now, I can only test with 2 different audio devices, an Intel HDA
> and a Creative ES1371 (or some such) (VMware emulated).
I allso got the same "Capture:0" and could not apparently change sources
via the Mixer Toolbar (which is half the purpose of it).
On the assumption selecting sources worked reasonably well in previous
Betas, shouldn't this be release noted, at least in terms of informing users,
even if there is nothing we can currently do about it? Some text for
> On Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 3:40 PM, Richard Ash <
> richardashaudacity@...> wrote:
> > On Sat, 2009-07-04 at 13:38 -0500, Leland wrote:
> > > Don't know why this didn't make it to the list...
> > > Richard Ash wrote:
> > > > So there is some improvement, but not a complete fix by any means.
> > > >
> > > Update and try again. The capture volumes and the input "source"
> > > now work properly. Note however that "source" is used very loosely
> > > since the it only lets you select one part of the source. The part
> > > that's not selectable is the elements that amixer show with associated
> > > "cenum" attributes. That's where stuff like "Mic" or "Front Mic" are
> > > stored and selected.
> > >
> > > Unfortunately, there is no way to tie them back to a particular volume
> > > element so the user will still have to use alsamixer or the like to
> > > actually select that part of the input source.
> > Hmm, mine now has a one-option list box, with the option "Capture:0" in
> > it, which is rather hard to test, given you can't actually change it.