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Old 02-09-2007, 03:34 PM   #1
Valkyrie_of_valhalla
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mic: can hear in speakers but can't record or hear in programs such as skype


SOLVED: I also had to unmute the thing called "Capture", not just the mic...

Here's the problem: I can hear the microphone in my speakers, but I can't record the sound, or use it with programs such as Skype or Gizmo on my Suse 10.0.
It worked previously, but I had't used it for a while and I don't know exactly what I did to make it stop working (kernel upgrade, installed tons of programs).
It works fine with the same programs in Slackware.
The sound card is Creative SB Live
Yes, it is unmuted, capture is on.

Thanks for reading. Any suggestion/idea is welcomed.

PS. In case it can provide any additional info, here's the output of amixer:

Quote:
Simple mixer control 'Master',0
Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 31
Mono:
Front Left: Playback 31 [100%] [on]
Front Right: Playback 31 [100%] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Headphone +3dB Boost',0
Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
Playback channels: Mono
Mono: Playback [off]
Simple mixer control 'Headphone Amp',0
Capabilities: enum
Items: 'None' 'Front Jack' 'Rear Jack'
Item0: 'Front Jack'
Simple mixer control 'Headphone LFE',1
Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
Playback channels: Mono
Mono: Playback [off]
Simple mixer control 'Headphone',1
Capabilities: pvolume
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 100
Mono:
Front Left: Playback 100 [100%]
Front Right: Playback 100 [100%]
Simple mixer control 'Headphone Center',1
Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
Playback channels: Mono
Mono: Playback [off]
Simple mixer control 'Tone',0
Capabilities: pswitch
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Mono:
Front Left: Playback [off]
Front Right: Playback [off]
Simple mixer control 'Bass',0
Capabilities: volume
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: 0 - 40
Front Left: 14 [35%]
Front Right: 14 [35%]
Simple mixer control 'Treble',0
Capabilities: volume
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: 0 - 40
Front Left: 15 [38%]
Front Right: 15 [38%]
Simple mixer control '3D Control - Switch',0
Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
Playback channels: Mono
Mono: Playback [off]
Simple mixer control '3D Control Sigmatel - Depth',0
Capabilities: volume volume-joined
Playback channels: Mono
Capture channels: Mono
Limits: 0 - 3
Mono: 3 [100%]
Simple mixer control 'PCM',0
Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 31
Mono:
Front Left: Playback 30 [97%] [on]
Front Right: Playback 30 [97%] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Front',0
Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 31
Mono:
Front Left: Playback 31 [100%] [on]
Front Right: Playback 31 [100%] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Front Jack',0
Capabilities: enum
Items: 'Input/Disabled' 'Front Output' 'Rear Output' 'Center/LFE Output' 'Mixer Output'
Item0: 'Mixer Output'
Simple mixer control 'Surround',0
Capabilities: pvolume cvolume cswitch
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 100 Capture 0 - 100
Front Left: Playback 100 [100%] Capture 0 [0%] [off]
Front Right: Playback 100 [100%] Capture 0 [0%] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Surround Mix',0
Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 31
Mono:
Front Left: Playback 31 [100%] [on]
Front Right: Playback 31 [100%] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Center',0
Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined
Playback channels: Mono
Limits: Playback 0 - 100
Mono: Playback 100 [100%]
Simple mixer control 'Center/LFE Jack',0
Capabilities: enum
Items: 'Input/Disabled' 'Front Output' 'Rear Output' 'Center/LFE Output' 'Mixer Output'
Item0: 'Center/LFE Output'
Simple mixer control 'LFE',0
Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined
Playback channels: Mono
Limits: Playback 0 - 100
Mono: Playback 100 [100%]
Simple mixer control 'Synth',0
Capabilities: pvolume cvolume cswitch
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 100 Capture 0 - 100
Front Left: Playback 100 [100%] Capture 0 [0%] [off]
Front Right: Playback 100 [100%] Capture 0 [0%] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Wave',0
Capabilities: pvolume cvolume cswitch
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 100 Capture 0 - 100
Front Left: Playback 100 [100%] Capture 92 [92%] [off]
Front Right: Playback 100 [100%] Capture 92 [92%] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Wave Center',0
Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined
Playback channels: Mono
Limits: Playback 0 - 100
Mono: Playback 100 [100%]
Simple mixer control 'Wave LFE',0
Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined
Playback channels: Mono
Limits: Playback 0 - 100
Mono: Playback 100 [100%]
Simple mixer control 'Wave Surround',0
Capabilities: pvolume
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 100
Mono:
Front Left: Playback 100 [100%]
Front Right: Playback 100 [100%]
Simple mixer control 'Line',0
Capabilities: pvolume pswitch cswitch cswitch-joined cswitch-exclusive
Capture exclusive group: 0
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 31
Front Left: Playback 31 [100%] [on] Capture [off]
Front Right: Playback 31 [100%] [on] Capture [off]
Simple mixer control 'Line Input Source',0
Capabilities: enum
Items: 'Mic2 Jack' 'Mic1 Jack' 'Line In Jack' 'Front Jack' 'Rear Jack' 'Center/LFE Jack' 'Mute'
Item0: 'Line In Jack'
Simple mixer control 'Line LiveDrive',0
Capabilities: pvolume cvolume cswitch
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 100 Capture 0 - 100
Front Left: Playback 100 [100%] Capture 100 [100%] [off]
Front Right: Playback 100 [100%] Capture 100 [100%] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Line2 LiveDrive',1
Capabilities: pvolume cvolume cswitch
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 100 Capture 0 - 100
Front Left: Playback 100 [100%] Capture 100 [100%] [off]
Front Right: Playback 100 [100%] Capture 100 [100%] [off]
Simple mixer control 'LineIn Jack',0
Capabilities: enum
Items: 'Input/Disabled' 'Front Output' 'Rear Output' 'Center/LFE Output' 'Mixer Output'
Item0: 'Input/Disabled'
Simple mixer control 'CD',0
Capabilities: pvolume pswitch cswitch cswitch-joined cswitch-exclusive
Capture exclusive group: 0
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 31
Front Left: Playback 31 [100%] [on] Capture [off]
Front Right: Playback 31 [100%] [on] Capture [off]
Simple mixer control 'Mic',0
Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch cswitch cswitch-joined cswitch-exclusive
Capture exclusive group: 0
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 31
Front Left: Playback 31 [100%] [on] Capture [on]
Front Right: Playback 31 [100%] [on] Capture [on]
Simple mixer control 'Mic Boost (+20dB)',0
Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
Playback channels: Mono
Mono: Playback [on]
Simple mixer control 'Mic Input Source',0
Capabilities: enum
Items: 'Mic2 Jack' 'Mic1 Jack' 'Line In Jack' 'Front Jack' 'Rear Jack' 'Center/LFE Jack' 'Mute'
Item0: 'Mic1 Jack'
Simple mixer control 'Mic Select',0
Capabilities: enum
Items: 'Mic1' 'Mic2'
Item0: 'Mic1'
Simple mixer control 'Mic1 Jack',0
Capabilities: enum
Items: 'Input/Disabled' 'Front Output' 'Rear Output' 'Center/LFE Output' 'Mixer Output'
Item0: 'Input/Disabled'
Simple mixer control 'Video',0
Capabilities: cswitch cswitch-joined cswitch-exclusive
Capture exclusive group: 0
Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
Front Left: Capture [off]
Front Right: Capture [off]
Simple mixer control 'Phone',0
Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined cswitch cswitch-joined cswitch-exclusive
Capture exclusive group: 0
Playback channels: Mono
Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 31
Mono: Playback 31 [100%] [on]
Front Left: Capture [off]
Front Right: Capture [off]
Simple mixer control 'IEC958 Coaxial',0
Capabilities: pvolume cvolume cswitch
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 100 Capture 0 - 100
Front Left: Playback 100 [100%] Capture 0 [0%] [off]
Front Right: Playback 100 [100%] Capture 0 [0%] [off]
Simple mixer control 'IEC958 LiveDrive',0
Capabilities: pvolume cvolume cswitch
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 100 Capture 0 - 100
Front Left: Playback 100 [100%] Capture 0 [0%] [off]
Front Right: Playback 100 [100%] Capture 0 [0%] [off]
Simple mixer control 'IEC958 Optical Raw',0
Capabilities: pswitch
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Mono:
Front Left: Playback [off]
Front Right: Playback [off]
Simple mixer control 'IEC958 TTL',0
Capabilities: pvolume cvolume cswitch
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 100 Capture 0 - 100
Front Left: Playback 100 [100%] Capture 0 [0%] [off]
Front Right: Playback 100 [100%] Capture 0 [0%] [off]
Simple mixer control 'PC Speaker',0
Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined
Playback channels: Mono
Limits: Playback 0 - 15
Mono: Playback 15 [100%] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Aux',0
Capabilities: pvolume pswitch cswitch cswitch-joined cswitch-exclusive
Capture exclusive group: 0
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 31
Front Left: Playback 31 [100%] [on] Capture [off]
Front Right: Playback 31 [100%] [on] Capture [off]
Simple mixer control 'Capture',0
Capabilities: cvolume cswitch
Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Capture 0 - 15
Front Left: Capture 15 [100%] [off]
Front Right: Capture 15 [100%] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Mix',0
Capabilities: cswitch cswitch-joined cswitch-exclusive
Capture exclusive group: 0
Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
Front Left: Capture [off]
Front Right: Capture [off]
Simple mixer control 'Mix Mono',0
Capabilities: cswitch cswitch-joined cswitch-exclusive
Capture exclusive group: 0
Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
Front Left: Capture [off]
Front Right: Capture [off]
Simple mixer control 'AC97',0
Capabilities: pvolume cvolume
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 100 Capture 0 - 100
Front Left: Playback 100 [100%] Capture 100 [100%]
Front Right: Playback 100 [100%] Capture 100 [100%]
Simple mixer control 'Exchange Center/LFE',0
Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
Playback channels: Mono
Mono: Playback [off]
Simple mixer control 'External Amplifier',0
Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
Playback channels: Mono
Mono: Playback [off]
Simple mixer control 'Rear Jack',0
Capabilities: enum
Items: 'Input/Disabled' 'Front Output' 'Rear Output' 'Center/LFE Output' 'Mixer Output'
Item0: 'Rear Output'
Simple mixer control 'SB Live Analog/Digital Output Jack',0
Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
Playback channels: Mono
Mono: Playback [off]
Simple mixer control 'Sigmatel 4-Speaker Stereo',0
Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
Playback channels: Mono
Mono: Playback [off]
Simple mixer control 'Sigmatel Surround Phase Inversion Playback ',0
Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
Playback channels: Mono
Mono: Playback [off]
lspci

Quote:
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8377 [KT400/KT600 AGP] Host Bridge (rev 80)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI Bridge
00:0b.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 0a)
00:0b.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port (rev 0a)
00:0f.0 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 86)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 ISA bridge [KT600/K8T800/K8T890 South]
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 78)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200] (rev a1)
and lsmod

Quote:
Module Size Used by
nvidia 3708044 12
ipt_pkttype 1664 1
ipt_LOG 6912 7
ipt_limit 2304 7
hfsplus 75140 0
subfs 7552 1
speedstep_lib 4228 0
freq_table 4612 0
button 7056 0
battery 10244 0
ac 5252 0
af_packet 21384 2
snd_pcm_oss 59168 0
snd_mixer_oss 18944 2 snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_midi 9760 0
snd_emu10k1_synth 8064 0
snd_emux_synth 36992 1 snd_emu10k1_synth
snd_seq_virmidi 6784 1 snd_emux_synth
snd_seq_midi_event 6784 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_virmidi
snd_seq_midi_emul 7040 1 snd_emux_synth
snd_seq 51984 5 snd_seq_midi,snd_emux_synth,snd_seq_virmidi,snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_midi_emul
edd 9824 0
gspca 630800 0
videodev 9088 1 gspca
usblp 12544 0
ip6t_REJECT 5504 3
ipt_REJECT 5632 3
i2c_viapro 8080 0
i2c_core 20368 1 i2c_viapro
ipt_state 1920 12
ehci_hcd 32136 0
via_rhine 22276 0
mii 5504 1 via_rhine
generic 4484 0 [permanent]
snd_emu10k1 111012 3 snd_emu10k1_synth
snd_rawmidi 24864 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_virmidi,snd_emu10k1
snd_seq_device 8588 6 snd_seq_midi,snd_emu10k1_synth,snd_emux_synth,snd_seq,snd_emu10k1,snd_rawmidi
snd_ac97_codec 91004 1 snd_emu10k1
snd_pcm 93064 3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_emu10k1,snd_ac97_codec
snd_timer 24452 3 snd_seq,snd_emu10k1,snd_pcm
snd_ac97_bus 2432 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_page_alloc 10632 2 snd_emu10k1,snd_pcm
snd_util_mem 4992 2 snd_emux_synth,snd_emu10k1
uhci_hcd 32016 0
snd_hwdep 8992 2 snd_emux_synth,snd_emu10k1
pci_hotplug 26164 0
iptable_mangle 2688 0
emu10k1_gp 3584 0
gameport 14600 2 emu10k1_gp
snd 60420 19 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_emu10k1_synth,snd_emux_synth,snd_seq_virmidi,snd_seq_midi _event,snd_seq_midi_emul,snd_seq,snd_emu10k1,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_t imer,snd_util_mem,snd_hwdep
soundcore 9184 2 snd
usbcore 112512 5 gspca,usblp,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
via_agp 9472 1
agpgart 33096 2 nvidia,via_agp
iptable_nat 22228 0
iptable_filter 2816 1
ip6table_mangle 2304 0
ip_conntrack 42168 2 ipt_state,iptable_nat
ip_tables 19456 8 ipt_pkttype,ipt_LOG,ipt_limit,ipt_REJECT,ipt_state,iptable_mangle,iptable_nat,iptable_filter
ip6table_filter 2688 1
ip6_tables 18176 3 ip6t_REJECT,ip6table_mangle,ip6table_filter
ipv6 242752 9 ip6t_REJECT
parport_pc 38980 1
lp 11460 0
parport 33864 2 parport_pc,lp
nls_iso8859_1 4096 2
nls_cp437 5760 2
vfat 12800 2
fat 49692 1 vfat
dm_mod 54972 0
reiserfs 250480 2
fan 4996 0
thermal 14472 0
ide_cd 39684 0
cdrom 36896 1 ide_cd
processor 24512 1 thermal
via82cxxx 13212 0 [permanent]
ide_disk 17152 6
ide_core 122380 4 generic,ide_cd,via82cxxx,ide_disk

Last edited by Valkyrie_of_valhalla; 02-11-2007 at 10:58 AM.
 
Old 02-09-2007, 10:28 PM   #2
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I had problems too but not anymore.

It looks a lot like your system is seeing two of almost every part of your sound being active. The easiest way to deal with the mic or any other sound difficulties especially in Skype is to go to the Skype web page and visit the Skype forum. You will automatically find a lot of messages with very good advice pertaining to every situation pertaining to making the sound work perfectly in Skype.
 
Old 02-11-2007, 10:50 AM   #3
Valkyrie_of_valhalla
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I looked in this forum, the Skype forum and the Gizmo forum, with no luck. But thanks for the suggestion anyway.

EDIT: I got it working . I had one thing called "Capture" in kmix which I had to unmute as well. Now I only have a small problem regarding the sound quality, but I can live with that...

Last edited by Valkyrie_of_valhalla; 02-11-2007 at 10:56 AM.
 
Old 02-14-2007, 03:20 PM   #4
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Where is "Capture"

Quote:
Originally Posted by Valkyrie_of_valhalla
I looked in this forum, the Skype forum and the Gizmo forum, with no luck. But thanks for the suggestion anyway.

EDIT: I got it working . I had one thing called "Capture" in kmix which I had to unmute as well. Now I only have a small problem regarding the sound quality, but I can live with that...
Hi,

I have exactly the same problem, but I can't find a "capture" slider or button in the "Output" "Input" or "Switches" area of KMix.

Where exactly did you set it?

PS: I'm using a C-Media PCI CMI8738-MC6 sound card on Suse 9.3

Thanks,
Banjo.

Last edited by ojnab; 02-14-2007 at 03:31 PM.
 
Old 02-14-2007, 05:24 PM   #5
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SOLVED: Found "Capture" option in gamix utility

Quote:
Originally Posted by ojnab
Hi,

I have exactly the same problem, but I can't find a "capture" slider or button in the "Output" "Input" or "Switches" area of KMix.

Where exactly did you set it?

PS: I'm using a C-Media PCI CMI8738-MC6 sound card on Suse 9.3

Thanks,
Banjo.
Finally, I found that using gamix from the KDE control panel menu has a "capture" button.

After enabling it, everything works fine, and my SJphone voip calls work OK.

Thanks,
Banjo.
 
  


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