Difference between revisions of "USB mic on Linux"

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USB-microphones are usually setup as /dev/dsp1 under Linux.
 
USB-microphones are usually setup as /dev/dsp1 under Linux.
  
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To work around this bug, try setting the AUDIODEV environment variable (at a terminal):
 
To work around this bug, try setting the AUDIODEV environment variable (at a terminal):
  
<code>AUDIODEV=/dev/dsp1 audacity</code>
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    $ AUDIODEV=/dev/dsp1 audacity
  
 
or try running  
 
or try running  
  
<code>ln -s /dev/dsp /dev/dsp0</code>
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    # ln -s /dev/dsp /dev/dsp0
  
 
as root.  Please let us know whether this helps or not.
 
as root.  Please let us know whether this helps or not.

Revision as of 11:50, 15 June 2006

USB-microphones are usually setup as /dev/dsp1 under Linux.

The stable version of Audacity will not find /dev/dsp1 unless there is also a device called /dev/dsp0. (This is a bug in PortAudio that should be fixed in a future version.)

To work around this bug, try setting the AUDIODEV environment variable (at a terminal):

    $ AUDIODEV=/dev/dsp1 audacity

or try running

    # ln -s /dev/dsp /dev/dsp0

as root. Please let us know whether this helps or not.