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Old 10-16-2010, 10:31 AM   #1
ellabella
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Unhappy 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.
 
Old 10-16-2010, 11:25 AM   #2
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Hi ellabella!
Run in a terminal / konsole:
Code:
alsamixer
alfredo

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

Last edited by alfredo10; 10-17-2010 at 09:05 AM. Reason: additional question
 
Old 10-18-2010, 05:25 AM   #3
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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.
 
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Originally Posted by ellabella View Post
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.
 
  


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