/dev/dsp doesn't exist in Ubuntu 10.04

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Tim Legg
2012-01-06
2013-04-24
  • Tim Legg
    Tim Legg
    2012-01-06

    /dev/dsp doesn't exist in Ubuntu 10.04 so the microphone doesn't record.

    It seems there are very few people in the Ubuntu community whom understands how the microphone/speakers (/dev/snd) works as I see a lot of unanswered threads where people have asked about this topic.

    Has anybody dealt with this problem yet?  I have seen where people seemed to get xvidcap working in ubuntu using pavucontrol, but it is a lengthy and awkward process that  has to be repeated every time the computer is rebooted.  I don't see that as a solution, but a hassle.

    If this doesn't work, I'll have to buy Camtasia for Windows, which I really don't want to do. (the competing open source projects are also broken in their own very special ways, actually more broken.  This tool is the best one I have seen.)

     
  • me too, i'm diving into this today (using ubuntu 10.04 LTS)