Okay "KOZ" here you go.
1. NOT an intel macG5. Last of the single cores
2. Logitec microphone
3. Yes, I get the "bouncing" up and down the line.
4. I tried your suggestions. Still no input even when trying to use the built in mic as the recording device.
So, now what? And why now?
Okay, it is 30 minutes from the above post. I trashed 1.2.6 PPC and downloaded it again for the umpteenth time. NOW here is what's going on. This time the version is recognizing my logitec mic as it is showing up in the Audacity o/I preferences. However, now when I hit the record button I get an error dialogue box that reads: " Error while opening sound device. Please check the input device settings and the project sample rate." I don't know at this point what the "sample rate refers to, but I have tried every choice listed at the bottom left of the project page where is says "project rate" and that has not removed the error message. As for the input device settings what else is there to do other than make sure that the logitec mic is listed as the device I want to use?
PS: The only choice I have listed in the "default Input Source" BOX, IS "default input source". When I hit the up/down arrow it toggles to the DIS with a check mark next to it. That's it. Should there be other listings in that box I should be seeing? Can it be "unchecked"? If so does that have anything to do with all this nonsense I am experiencing?