Setting up a microphone
KSBeattie at lbl.gov
Tue Jan 24 01:05:47 PST 2006
I'd like to try recording through the microphone both for skype and for
general audio recording but can't figure out how to get sound out of the
The Handbook's "7.2.2 Testing the Sound Card" section is a great set of
simple instructions for testing of playback (cat /dev/sndstat, cat
filename > /dev/dsp) but I can't seem to find an equivalent for getting
my microphone going.
Does anyone have a similar set of checks for testing microphone input?
$ uname -r
$ cat /dev/sndstat
FreeBSD Audio Driver (newpcm)
pcm0: <Creative CT5880-E> at io 0xb000 irq 20 kld snd_es137x (1p/1r/0v
channels duplex default)
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