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Old 12-20-2008, 03:24 AM   #1
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Any USB microphones that works well in Linux


Sorry that I write this thread in the Newbie section. Just got frustrated in the hardware section of this forum.

So far, I have a Logitech USB microphone and I have no idea how to operate this in my Ubuntu 8.04.

Are there any USB microphones out there that is very compatible to Linux?

Thank you.
 
Old 12-20-2008, 06:02 AM   #2
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I have a Logitech camera with a USB microphone, it works fine.

Open a terminal and type: lsmod | grep usb

If snd_usb_audio exists then your device is probably working, open volume control and see if a second device is accessible.
If you use Skype (for example) then you can change the default sound input device to the USB input device in the options.
 
Old 12-20-2008, 10:32 PM   #3
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I have a Logitech camera with a USB microphone, it works fine.

Open a terminal and type: lsmod | grep usb

If snd_usb_audio exists then your device is probably working, open volume control and see if a second device is accessible.
If you use Skype (for example) then you can change the default sound input device to the USB input device in the options.
snd_usb_audio 100384 1
snd_usb_lib 21120 1 snd_usb_audio
snd_pcm 92168 4 snd_hda_intel,snd_usb_audio,snd_pcm_oss
usbhid 35680 0
hid 44992 1 usbhid
snd_hwdep 12552 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_usb_audio
snd_rawmidi 29856 2 snd_usb_lib,snd_seq_midi
snd 70856 24 snd_hda_intel,snd_usb_audio,snd_usb_lib,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_hwdep,snd_seq_dummy,sn d_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
usbcore 170288 6 snd_usb_audio,snd_usb_lib,usbhid,ehci_hcd,ohci_hcd


I tried to use the volume control in many ways... the Logitech usb microphone (AK5370) doesn't seem to work.
 
Old 12-20-2008, 10:34 PM   #4
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I also tried to use the Sound Recorder in Ubuntu and it still doesn't work.

By the way,

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=434169

This might be a 7.04 tip for the Logitech USB microphone, is it applicable for 8.04?
 
Old 12-20-2008, 11:07 PM   #5
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Or should it be a good idea if I just upgrade my Ubuntu to 8.10?
 
Old 12-20-2008, 11:41 PM   #6
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You could just try a 8.10 CD, boot into it and see if the USB mic works
 
  


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