[alsa-devel] X-Fi Titanium: Capture is possible only with unmuted input
tiwai at suse.de
Mon Aug 30 11:32:26 CEST 2010
At Mon, 30 Aug 2010 11:18:01 +0200,
Thor Kristoffersen wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 11:07 AM, Takashi Iwai <tiwai at suse.de> wrote:
> >> On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 10:46 AM, Takashi Iwai <tiwai at suse.de> wrote:
> >> >> >> I'm having issues with an X-Fi Titanium and ALSA. The problem is that
> >> >> >> it appears to be impossible to capture without unmuting the channel I'm
> >> >> >> capturing from.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > What do you mean exactly "unmuting the channel I'm capturing from"?
> >> >> > If you mean to turn on/off "XXX Capture Switch", then it's a feature,
> >> >> > no bug.
> >> >>
> >> >> No, I mean that capture is possible only when mute=off and capture=on.
> >> >
> >> > Which mute? Please be more specific.
> >> The signal I'm trying to capture is coming in through the SPDIF-i
> >> channel, so I'm talking about the mute and capture flags on that
> >> channel. However, I also tried the analog input (line), and the
> >> problem is exactly the same on that channel.
> > Well, this is still unclear (what actually do you mean "channel") but
> > let me guess:
> > the recording from either mic or line-in doesn't work unless you unmute
> > via "Front Playback Switch" mixer element.
> > Correct?
> Not really. I use gnome-alsamixer, and there is a mixer element called
> "SPDIF-i" that has a slider, a "Mute" switch, and a "Capture" switch.
> I connect a digital source to the SPDIF input on the card, and then I
> try to record it with arecord from device hw:0,0. The only way I'm
> able to record sound is by setting the Mute switch (of the SPDIF-i
> mixer element) to off and the Capture switch to on.
There is no mixer switch names "SPDIF-i". It's cut in alsamixer's
display. To check more exactly, make a diff of amixer outputs between
working and non-working states.
But, what you wrote above is about the SPDIF input, not about the
analog input, right? Let's focus on one of them first.
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