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Date:      Sun, 28 Jan 2001 13:08:00 -0800
From:      Rob <>
To:        Petr Holub <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: microphone recording
Message-ID:  <>
References:  <000001c08934$08134840$1403fb93@arwen>

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I don't know if this is any use to you:  I found out by accident than on
my laptop with ESS-Solo, I can record from the mic to a file by using- 
cat /dev/dsp > filename.  Then play it back by using-  cat filename >
/dev/dsp.   Unfortunately, I mostly hear the loud roar of the diskdrive


Petr Holub wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've installed FreeBSD 4.2 RELEASE on my box with SoundBlaster AWE64.
> I've compiled my own kernel (I've included dirvers pcm and sbc). Then
> I've performed
> MAKEDEV pcaudio
> MAKEDEV snd0
> Playing sounds seems to be O.K. but I've run into trouble with
> recording using the microphone - xmix shows Rec volume tuning
> grayed out (doesn't matter what input device is selected). Mic
> tuning bar doesn't appear until I click on it - then it appears
> but it has no effect (and the Rec stays grayed out).
> I suppose I'm missing some device for recording in /dev, but I'm
> unable to find out which one.
> And one more thing to say - on the same machine I've Windows2000
> runnig and everything is O.K. including recording using the microphone
> (so I suppose sound card is O.K.).
> Thanks,
> Petr
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