Joined: Dec. 2005
||Posted: Dec. 10 2005,21:13
Man, this distro kicks ass! I can't believe how well it works, and how fast one can get a system going. A kick-ass system running on a piece of hardware that sells for about $75 on eBay today.
I've got sound playing on my Dell Inspiron 3200, both from audio CD's, as well as MP3 files. I have Grip setup with BladeEnc and can rip CD's all day long, but now I'd like to try converting some of my old concert tapes to mp3 format. I got Audacity setup using apt-get, which seems to have installed v .98 ofthe software. I've got the cassette deck plugged into the line-in jack of my laptop, and when I play tapes, sound comes out of the speakers, but Audacity doesn't know about any of it. The Mixer in the extended panel works properly with th "line in level", so the PC "sees" the incoming audio signal.
Preferences in Audacity for playback and record devices are both set to "/dev/dsp" (no clue what /dev/dsp is, but Google shows a bunch of sound related stuff when I do a search on it). When I create a new Audacity project, start the cassette deck, and then hit the red "Record" button in Audacity, the bar in the Audio track section never moves, and I never see any waveform info.
How can I go about determining what the correct device is that I should point Audacity to? How else can I test my sound setup with Audacity? Do I need to disable the DSL Mixer before I can use Audacity (saw that Kmixer needed to be turned off in a post somewhere else), and if mixer needs to be off, how do I do that, and turn it back on?