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Old 12-31-2007, 06:25 PM   #1
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Linux- Sound Drivers? Microphone help needed


Hello-

I'm running Ubuntu 7.10 with no special Sound cards, just the sound input/output in the motherboard.

I'm trying to use a very simple Creative Microphone/Headphones. It has two plugs, 1 for microphone connection and 1 for Sound output. I can hear sound fine, but I can't get my microphone to work with the Sound Recorder, so any application.

I get:
Code:
Your audio capture settings are invalid. Please correct them in the Multimedia settings.
Can anyone help me on this?

just curious, what is the state of Sound Drivers for Linux. I've heard most Sound output works well, but what about microphones?


thanks,
LN75
 
Old 12-31-2007, 06:54 PM   #2
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I presume you are using the alsa application. Under the input tab there is a "capture", make sure the switch is on and adjust the slide.
 
Old 12-31-2007, 10:51 PM   #3
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Where do I do that?
I cannot access the sound recorder; when I open it is gives me the error above.
here's my gstreamer properties:

Default input:
Plugin: Alsa
Device: default(no other option)
Pipeline: alsasrc

when running a test I get:

Quote:
ALSA - Advanced Linux Sound Architecture: Could not open resource for writing.
 
Old 12-31-2007, 11:13 PM   #4
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Open your multimedia "sound mixer" control panel, then you should be able to access the controls.


I have not used ubuntu so we may need more help

Last edited by Larry Webb; 12-31-2007 at 11:15 PM.
 
Old 01-01-2008, 12:25 AM   #5
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Sorry not quite sure I have it in Ubuntu.

I have the GNOME control Center Sound Preferences, but no mixer, and that doesn't have an 'input' tab.
 
Old 01-03-2008, 06:21 PM   #6
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open a terminal and type

Code:
gnome-volume-control
Click File -> Change Device -> Your Audio Card
Click Edit -> Preferences -> Make sure 'Capture' is checked
Click 'Capture' Tab -> Take X's off (unmute) everything and turn slider to full.

That should solve the issue, if not, I don't know how to fix it although I'd recommend:

#sudo apt-get install audacity
#audacity

And see if your mic works in audacity

Last edited by Virtuality; 01-03-2008 at 06:32 PM.
 
  


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