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#1 2005-12-30 11:22:29

cl0wn
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2 Sound Cards. One for Playing, other for Recording. How?

Hi all.
I have 2 sound cards.
One card is my onboard 5.1 channel card. I'm using it for playing.
Also, I have second card, which I want to use for my MIC only.
How can I do this?


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#2 2006-01-03 20:53:04

cl0wn
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Re: 2 Sound Cards. One for Playing, other for Recording. How?

anyone?  :?


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#3 2006-01-03 21:19:19

Komodo
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Re: 2 Sound Cards. One for Playing, other for Recording. How?

I have an Audigy2, as well as onboard sound (nforce2); I'd quite like to use them both too.

Someone must know how to do this, it can't be that difficult. Post and help me and cl0wn goddammit wink


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#4 2006-01-06 02:54:46

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Re: 2 Sound Cards. One for Playing, other for Recording. How?

One device is alsa device hw:0 and the other is alsa device hw:1.  You should look into alsa configuration, but the kmix applet in kde makes it quite easy to use the different devices, as long as the modules for both are loaded.

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#5 2006-01-06 04:48:52

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Re: 2 Sound Cards. One for Playing, other for Recording. How?

You can setup the devices in modprobe.conf so that one is device 0 and the other device 1. I'm not sure how you control output from individual programs though.

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#6 2006-01-06 12:34:16

cl0wn
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Re: 2 Sound Cards. One for Playing, other for Recording. How?

well I want to use mic in skype, but I haven't found any way to configure it to do so... neutral


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#7 2006-01-06 12:39:50

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Re: 2 Sound Cards. One for Playing, other for Recording. How?

cl0wn wrote:

well I want to use mic in skype, but I haven't found any way to configure it to do so... neutral

LOL, that's the use I want it for as well =P


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#8 2006-01-06 12:58:09

vacant
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Re: 2 Sound Cards. One for Playing, other for Recording. How?

In Skype I configure the logitech headset (mic + single earphone) to /dev/dsp1 which is my onboard sound, and all the rest uses /dev/dsp which is my cmedia PCI sound card (5.1 speakers).

I use audacity and kmix to get the volume levels/switches right. I found the mic on the logitech headset needed pulling out of the sound card socket slightly before it would work.

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#9 2006-01-06 12:59:20

Komodo
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Re: 2 Sound Cards. One for Playing, other for Recording. How?

vacant wrote:

I found the mic on the logitech headset needed pulling out of the sound card socket slightly before it would work.

I assume this is just a physical anomaly with your sound card?!


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#10 2006-01-06 13:25:02

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Re: 2 Sound Cards. One for Playing, other for Recording. How?

Komodo wrote:

I assume this is just a physical anomaly with your sound card?!

Probably, or a loose connection in the headset which only cost £3

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#11 2006-01-06 13:40:24

vacant
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Re: 2 Sound Cards. One for Playing, other for Recording. How?

cl0wn wrote:

well I want to use mic in skype, but I haven't found any way to configure it to do so... neutral

I take it  your onboard sound has an option something  like "use mic as rear" and so you've got speakers plugged in for 5.1 sound and no socket for a mic?

As Skype doesn't provide separate options of mic/speaker, you need a headset so you can plug mic/earpiece from the headset into your spare soundcard, then configure skype to use /dev/dsp1 (tools, options, hand/headsets).

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