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Old 10-21-2007, 04:25 AM   #1
ThomasRanson
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Microphone Problem - Acer Aspire Laptop


Ok, so i am new to all this.
I am a Uni student doing Electronics and Communications Engineering and when i spotted that Ubuntu 7.1 came out i thought i would give Linux a try, thought its "open source"ness might come in handy with my programming course. Well i have only been running it for a little under 48 hours but i have to say i am very impressed.
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I am using an Acer Aspire 5630 and i can't get my microphone to work. I was using Skype and it had several different possible options under the "Sound In" section so i did a test call with all the options but the mic worked with none of them. Can anyone help? Is there anything i can do to extract more information so you can offer a better solution?
 
Old 10-21-2007, 05:30 AM   #2
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What does: cat /proc/asound/cards

give please?

Have you run alsamixer or kmix to see whether the mic gain is turned up on the sliders?

Also, do your speakers work?
 
Old 10-21-2007, 05:52 AM   #3
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The speakers work yeah.
 
Old 10-21-2007, 05:54 AM   #4
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OK, so did you try alsamixer and look at slider positions?
 
Old 10-22-2007, 04:09 AM   #5
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Well, it seems that the volumes for the microphone were turned right down. I turned them up but i still have no voice in a skype call.
 
Old 10-22-2007, 04:15 AM   #6
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Do you have different mic sources? Did you run kmix or alsamix? Make sure you try every combination of mics both on kmix/alsamix and Skype. One other possibility, I once had a laptop that had a pot somewhere on the side that changed the gain! It seems unlikely that the drivers work for the speakers and not the mic.
 
Old 10-22-2007, 06:36 PM   #7
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These steps may help (they did it for me):

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=586821
 
  


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