Charles Hallenbeck chuckh at
Wed Dec 26 15:21:57 EST 2001

Greg -
I typed just what you did, and mine worked, with default
parameters of unsigned 8 bit samples, 8000 samples per second. I
use the arecord command a lot but usually specify different
parameters on the command line. I cannot help you with those
error messages.

On Wed, 26 Dec 2001, Gregory Nowak wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am trying to record a test wave file.
> I got alsa setup the way I want thanks to some people who suggested using alsamixer instead of amixer.
> I know my microphone works, because I can hear myself in the speakers.
> However, when I do "rec test.wav", I don't hear anything upon playing the wav file.
> When I do "arecord test.wav" I get the following error.
> ALSA lib pcm_hw.c:598:(snd_pcm_hw_open) SNDRV_PCM_IOCTL_PVERSION failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device
> arecord: main:445: audio open error: Inappropriate ioctl for device
> Could someone please tell me how to fix this so I could record, or what am I doing wrong here? Thanks.
> Greg
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