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July 6th, 2008, 01:28 PM
well i am using

kubuntu 8.04

audio card

intel alc861-vd on toshiba laptop a100-063


default installation


when i record audio with audacity (alsa default):

it works fine ah very fine with nice sound nice volume

when i use silly recordmydeskotp i have low volume.

what's the problem i have set volume and boost on kmix but with a software works fine and with another no? what a bad issue!!!

July 7th, 2008, 10:24 AM

July 8th, 2008, 05:39 AM
If you would like to build the latest version of ALSA from source, here are some scripts to do that: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=820959

I'm not sure if that will fix the problem.

You can also try OSS4.

July 8th, 2008, 08:11 AM
well but isn't strange i have to compile again audio driver if with audacity it's working fine?

well i suppose is the last way i can take... -.-'' what silly issue!

July 8th, 2008, 09:50 AM
well now i have 1.0.17rc3 but still the same.... i have tried to set quality 10 i have tried to compile recordmydestop i have now new driver alsa 1.017rc3 wtf what's the problem with recormydestop

July 8th, 2008, 12:30 PM

July 9th, 2008, 08:08 AM
i was on irc channel...and i have asked

they have said it'a a recordmydesktop bug.... '-..-'

July 14th, 2008, 03:52 PM
well i am pretty noob on alsa and sound system because i really i have not time but on this week end i have lost my data partiton :'( so i have reinstalled every damned thing (of course i know foremost and photorec and testdisk) and now i have solved :

I have written here about what i do to increase my mic volume


anyway i leave here a copy:

first it's very important sox library so

sudo apt-get install sox libsox-fmt-all

then open a terminal and type

kdesudo systemsettings

--->Sound System
-------->Select Device (remember the default should be Autodetect)
--------->Opend Sound System


open kmix
------->Configure KMix
-------->set un-checkek Restore Volumes on log in

----------> Now set your volumes on kmix

kdesudo systemsettings

--->Sound System
-------->Select Device
--------->Set Autedetect or what you had before

now everythings works in my computer , but you could see this


et voila' every silly things are working now :

no alsa recompiling stuff
no oss4 compiling stuff

... pretty simple...xD shame i didnt discover that before

October 4th, 2008, 05:56 PM
thanks it worked for me