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ellabella 10-16-2010 11:31 AM

How to alter Mic settings?
 
Hey all,

I am using Messenger on Acer Aspire One and i only just realized that when i am on web cam/ video call people can hear me. I don't know how to turn my Mic on and off so if anyone knows how to do this, any advice would be appreciated. :)

alfredo10 10-16-2010 12:25 PM

Hi ellabella!
Run in a terminal / konsole:
Code:

alsamixer
alfredo

Edit:
To give optimum help we need further information: Desktop Gnome or KDE or?

askrabal 10-18-2010 06:25 AM

holy crap, my mic does work
 
I've had my aspire one netbook for 9mo and bought it for video chatting when I went on a business trip. I thought the internal mic wasn't working, so I was using an external mic. I stumbled on this post and gave the alsamixer a try and using the record app was able to record sound from my internal mic.

Thanks a lot I will have to try out some things later with skype.

onebuck 10-18-2010 08:10 AM

Hi,

Quote:

Originally Posted by ellabella (Post 4129573)
Hey all,

I am using Messenger on Acer Aspire One and i only just realized that when i am on web cam/ video call people can hear me. I don't know how to turn my Mic on and off so if anyone knows how to do this, any advice would be appreciated. :)

You can use 'alsamixer' from the cli if the device has been configured. Once you do set the settings to a desired point then use 'alsactl store' to save settings.

Advanced Linux Sound Architecture, a Linux kernel component may be useful to gain some understanding.
:hattip:


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