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Old 08-04-2012, 12:31 PM   #16
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What capture devices are available, have you tried those?

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Old 08-04-2012, 11:29 PM   #17
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I've tried them. They won't work.
 
Old 08-06-2012, 08:38 PM   #18
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What software are you trying to record with? Are you setting the recording software to 0,0 for the hardware? What does "alsa default" or just "default" produce when recording? Do you have a "digital mic" option in your mixer?

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Old 08-06-2012, 10:26 PM   #19
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I forgot to mention last time, my capture devices are Mic, Capture, Digital Mic, and Internal Mic, and they're all muted when I start up my computer until I turn them back up, which I assume is because they can't detect the hardware.

I'm using Audacity and Kamoso (like Cheese but for KDE) to test the mic. Kamoso won't tell me or let me choose what audio device to use, but Audacity is set to "default" and I've also been trying 0,0. Neither one works.
 
Old 08-07-2012, 08:40 PM   #20
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There are a few options for you to try there, for instance, my mic only works correctly when I choose the following options:

Mic Jack Mode - Mic In
Input Source - Digital Mic

It took several days and a lot of frustration before I found the combination that worked. I would give those options a look.

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Old 08-08-2012, 12:09 AM   #21
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Where's the Input Source setting? I haven't seen it.
 
Old 08-08-2012, 08:49 PM   #22
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It's in my mixer settings for Kmix, I actually have two separate channels, input source 1 & 2. Which ALSA version are you running?

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cat /proc/asound/version
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:28 PM   #23
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I'm on 1.0.24, and I'm not seeing an Input Source option in Kmix. Also, YES!!! Alsamixer couldn't do it, but Kmix has an option called "Capture" that makes the mic work when I check it. The two mic sliders in Kmix are Mic and Internal Mic. It's looking like Mic is my microphone and Internal Mic is some kind of extra boost on the mic volume I can turn on. It just makes the mic so loud that it's distorted, so I'll be leaving it all the way down. The Mic Jack Mode doesn't make a difference.

While we're on the subject of microphones in Linux, I noticed a possibly-capture device in Kmix called Digital (probably corresponding to Digital Mic in ALSA). My laptop doesn't have separate headphone and microphone jacks--it instead has an all-in-one jack that seems to be designed for headsets. I've Googled this kind of jack in the past, but I couldn't find any answers: what's the state of support for this kind of jack in Linux? Would it work on a mic or a headset if I just turned the Digital slider up?

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Old 08-08-2012, 10:02 PM   #24
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Well, I'd try it and see, that's just how I roll though. =D I prefer to try things, break things, then fix them. Sounds like you're sorted. If not, just let us know what isn't working.

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