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Old 10-13-2004, 06:31 AM   #1
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Gnome & ALSA Line-In and Mic Not Working after trying KDE


Hi Everyone,
I have been using Gnome with ALSA for some time and today I thought I'd have a play around with KDE. I loaded KDE up and found that tvtime was not playing any sound but I could play mp3's and movies.

I Made some changes in the Control Centre and still was unable to hear any input from my line in. I loaded back into Gnome and found that tvtime had gone silent in there also - much to my disapointment.

I have since found that my audio out works fine but my Microphone and Line-In have stopped working all together. I have tried setting everything to max in Gnome mixer and alsamixer. I know that lower level kernel stuff works fine as everything was good until I tried kde.

I havn't found anything like this in google and I am posting here in the hope that someone knows where these settings may have been stored. I have have tried creating a new user on the system to see if my home dir held the settings and the new user had the same issue. I'm two applications down now (Skype and tvtime) for trying out KDE

Thanks for any help or suggestions you can provide.

Jon
 
Old 10-13-2004, 09:07 AM   #2
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have you tried using the console version of Alsa Mixer? (#alsamixer)
I had a problem with my mic not working, and I solved it using the console version. Make sure Lince capture and Mic capture are activated.
 
Old 10-14-2004, 03:22 AM   #3
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Hi,
Yeah I did try that but to no avail. I've been through google now and asked a few times in IRC but this was my last hope before a re-install. so if anyone has any suggestions where I could find this solution I would greatly apreciate it.

Jon
 
Old 10-15-2004, 06:26 AM   #4
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Fixed It

Hi,
Just thought I'd tell you that I managed to fix this problem. I thought it would be something that KDE did which Gnome didn't know about so I went back through my steps very carefully. Basically KMix has three tabs. The third is Switches and as standard all of these are on which means my line in and mic were being used for the advanced speaker setup modes and as such actually being outputs. I didn't notice this as these options are unavailable in Gnome Mixer and were not evident in alsamixer. Why would KMixer switch all of these on as standard???

Anyway I'm happy as I've got my tv back.

Thanks for you help

jon
 
  


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