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Old 05-25-2011, 09:13 AM   #1
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getting mic to work in skype


I have a clean install and just downloaded and installed skype. Mic is not working. I didn't check video yet. I see audacious but nothing about a microphone. What do I need? Debian lxde on eeepc 701. The video and audio works on the web/iceweasel.

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Old 05-25-2011, 03:48 PM   #2
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I have a clean install and just downloaded and installed skype. Mic is not working. I didn't check video yet. I see audacious but nothing about a microphone. What do I need? Debian lxde on eeepc 701. The video and audio works on the web/iceweasel.
Did you check ALSA's input settings? If the microphone is detected, it will show up in the mixer.
 
Old 05-25-2011, 04:03 PM   #3
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Did you check ALSA's input settings? If the microphone is detected, it will show up in the mixer.
Where is ALSA? Do I install it?
 
Old 05-25-2011, 05:26 PM   #4
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in your shell, type alsamixer and press f6 to choose your sound card, or your microphone

another option is to do this

unplug the microphone
in your shell, type

ls /dev > before

now plug in your microphone and type

ls /dev > after

and then use diff to compare the two files

diff before after
 
  


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