Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.


  Search this Thread
Old 07-27-2005, 03:08 PM   #1
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: UK
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 86

Rep: Reputation: 15
Unhappy Capturing the input from microphone...


Having trouble getting applications (namely sound recorder and Skype) to get the input from my mic. Infact, I'm having trouble getting Ubuntu to see the input.

I can hear myself on my mic back through the headset so I know things are in the right ports, but when I set mic as the recording device and try and record - I just get blanks.

I've tried fiddling around with Recording Monitor open, but it's not registering any input.

Obviously this is very frustrating, so any advice anyone could offer would be great .

Kind regards,
Old 07-28-2005, 02:21 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Jun 2004
Posts: 2,553

Rep: Reputation: 52
make sure the capture devices are turned up
amixer set Capture 10 cap
amixer set Mic cap

with my sblive card it seems the card devices can be "locked" also and that doesn't come up in even amixer as a parameter

it helps to get a really good mixer for your card not the crap ones that Linux distros come with
my suggestion is qamix
Old 07-28-2005, 02:49 AM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: London, England
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 1,460

Rep: Reputation: 47
When I was trying to get mine to work, I had to mute one of the microphone channels, go figure. Check alsamixer and fiddle with the settings!


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
using the microphone input to sample signals lorenzaccio Linux - Newbie 0 01-19-2005 04:56 PM
no microphone input on Compaq Presario (AC97 chipset) mward Linux - Hardware 4 11-12-2004 06:15 AM
No microphone input with Ensoniq es1371 rowland15 Linux - Hardware 4 08-30-2004 03:43 PM
Please introduce tools to build application that can get input from Microphone amarin Linux - Software 2 08-10-2004 03:40 PM
Microphone input w/ Knoppix and TeamSpeak2 punk Linux - Hardware 0 03-24-2004 11:21 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:16 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration