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Old 09-17-2004, 11:34 AM   #1
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Microphone not working in Mandrake 10.0


[I've posted about similar mic problems sometime earlier, but now it's a different box and I'm not sure if the causes are the same, so here goes.]

alsamixer repots:

Card: NVidia nForce2
Chip: Realtek ALC650 rev 3

The microphone setting isn't muted, it's set as the recording channel and set on 100%. Still, it doesn't budge (but it does on Windows). Everything else (sound-related) works fine.

It's intersting to note that Audacity won't even record silence. It just flashes red. The native GNOME sound recording utility crashes.

I've searched around the forum a bit, and tried various tricks people suggested, but to no avail. Any ideas/similar expiriences?

PS

The kernel is 2.4.25-2mdk

Last edited by TFK; 09-18-2004 at 05:05 AM.
 
Old 10-30-2004, 05:38 AM   #2
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I do have a very similar problem with kernel 2.4.26 on slackware 10.
nforce2 chipset, using onboard sound card.
Sound works fine with ALSA, but I never succeed in recording with KDE 3.2.3 sound recorder or Krec. It starts properly and record silent.

Did you found a solution ?
 
Old 10-30-2004, 07:57 AM   #3
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Nope. Same thing happened in Gentoo when I got ALSA up according to their docs. In fact, I'm not even sure it works now (with alsa and arts technically working, I get sound in GNOME and KDE just fine).

My current kernel is 2.6.7-r11-gentoo. Very weird, and just as annoying.
 
Old 12-20-2004, 09:18 PM   #4
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I have a similar problem. Microphone works through the speakers, but no recording. Cannot speak in skype. My system: Mandrake 10.1 DE, soundblaster 5:1 live!.
 
Old 12-21-2004, 06:07 PM   #5
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same thing

Same problem here: MDK 10.1, 2,6 kernel, Sound Blaster.

It works in Windows no problem.. so it must be somewhere in the settings. Anyone know how to resolve this?
 
Old 12-21-2004, 06:30 PM   #6
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Hi Guys

I had a lot of problems with :

Mandrake 10 Community
on a
Dell Optiplex GX1 PIII with integrated Crystal Audio 4236 sound adapter

To get the sound working goto KDE control panel / install software
and install sndconfig from the distribution CDs.

In a terminal execute sndconfig. It will configure modules.conf

Then goto KDE control centre / configure desktop / sound
and ensure that the sound adapter is setup correctly, and test it.

I had a lot of problems trying to get Skype up and running.
In the end I resorted to a PCI soundblaster chipset sound adapter inorder to get
full duplex (play and record) operating capability.

I recommend installing a known sound adapter under Mandrake, at least that way
you know that you have a fighting chance.

I hope that might help.

Regards

Chris
 
Old 12-21-2004, 07:03 PM   #7
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hcl

Thanks..

Yes installing known stuff is always a plus. I got it working by running alsaconf again. I went into drakconf and made sure I was using alsa drivers for my sound card. I then ran alsaconf as root and went through everything. alsaconf set my mic level to zero so i used kmix to bring it back up and it works with no problem I can now use Teamspeak and Skype!

LQ.org rules!


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http://www.cravenet.net/html
 
Old 12-21-2004, 07:10 PM   #8
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cool
 
Old 12-27-2004, 05:29 AM   #9
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Me too.

I got it working by running alsaconf. Now works perfectly.
 
Old 02-06-2005, 08:34 AM   #10
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EDIT
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I'm sorry... nevermind

Last edited by guldo; 02-06-2005 at 08:39 AM.
 
  


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