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Old 05-30-2008, 01:15 PM   #1
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Microphone not working on Acer Extensa 5220


Hello,
I have an Acer Extensa 5220 laptop with a built in mic, but I can not get it to work nither on Skype nor gnome-sound-recorder

another related sound issues that are not critical that when I plug a headphone in the laptop the sound still comes out from the main speakers so i would have to turn it off from kmixer so the sound would come from the headphones only.

I did not try an external Mic but I will do as soon as I have one available

How can I get the internal mic to work?
 
Old 05-30-2008, 02:36 PM   #2
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Have you had a look on kmix to see what the mic levels are at and what mic input is chosen?

Also, you might want to play with pulse audio to see whether that is affecting it. Skype certainly seems to be affected by Pulse in that it makes the sound break up.

Last edited by DiBosco; 05-30-2008 at 03:52 PM.
 
Old 05-30-2008, 02:54 PM   #3
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Kmix seems confusing although all levels are at the top.

Code:
In the Output tab:
Headphones - PCM - front - Fron Mic Boost - Mic Boost - Digital

In the input tab:
Front Mic Boost - Mic Boost - Capture - Capture - Digital

In the switches:
Input source(Drop Down List)
Mic - Front Mic - Front Line
Input source(Drop Down List)
Mic - Front Mic - Front Line
it may seem that I have written somethings twice but that is the way they are. And I do not know what to choose and what to use.

about configureing pulse I found that I have only 2 pulse packages installed:libpulseaudio0 & libpulsecore3
 
Old 05-30-2008, 03:54 PM   #4
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Have a try disabling Pulse in MCC (Sound Configuration section) and see whether that helps. You need to reboot X before it is disabled.
 
Old 05-30-2008, 04:04 PM   #5
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Have a try disabling Pulse in MCC (Sound Configuration section) and see whether that helps. You need to reboot X before it is disabled.
Are you sure there is such section in MCC? Because I can not find it.
I found a section called "Sound System" in kcontrol, the hardware tab contains options that seems to be useful but I do not understand anything in there.
 
Old 05-30-2008, 05:08 PM   #6
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Ah sorry, are you running 2008.0 and not 2008.1? If so, that might well be missing. I do apologise if so!
 
Old 05-31-2008, 06:02 AM   #7
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Ah sorry, are you running 2008.0 and not 2008.1? If so, that might well be missing. I do apologise if so!
Oh, no need for apologies, I am sure you are doing your best to help me.

I have posted this question in Mandriva forums and found a solution
This is the Link to that thread.

Thank you DoBosco for your help.
 
  


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