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Old 09-27-2009, 11:37 AM   #1
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[audacity][skype] can't get a microphone to work


hello,

So I can't get my microphone to work for a long time and it flies me into a passion.
I've got Linux Mint, pulseaudio in it and audacity.
I don't mention Skype so let's take a look at problem with recording voice in audacity, ok?

The microphone is working - it's working on Windows and worked on my Mint before I've installed pulseaudio (it's another story...).
To be pricesely I installed pulseaudio because flash plugin was blocking my audio input and good people persuaded me to install it.

I have my mic plugged in on the front of the computer and appropriate channels in kmix switched on.

No option (audio input - ALSA: pulse, ALSA Default, etc) is working. Sometimes in pulse it seems that something is recording but it's only a noise - then mic is somehow "oversensitive" and these bars (sensitivity) are nearly full.


I really count on your help cause it makes me fury.

cheers,
Wojtek
 
Old 09-30-2009, 03:10 PM   #2
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Kmix is one thing, but have you checked if the mic is not muted in alsamixer?
 
Old 10-02-2009, 03:20 PM   #3
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sycamorex: yes, I have, but I've noticed that turning on all channels in alsamixer turns on all channels in kmix and vice versa. Ok but assume I turned on all channels (as I did). I have three applications I want to use: audacity, skype and ekida and in all three cases the recording doesn't work.

In audacity and ekida the recording bar is still.

So, can you help me folks? I really don't have idea how to figure it out.
 
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Old 10-03-2009, 05:46 AM   #4
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Hi,

I would like to add something to the post , my skype works fine but when am speaking to someone in skype , Mplayer (launches pulseaudio)and flash doesnt give any sounds and also mplayer crashes.The moment I close skype , everything is normal , I tried changing all sound settings in skype , didnt work , Any help will be much appreciated

Thanks,
 
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