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Old 10-20-2008, 11:37 PM   #1
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How to configure microphone in linux ??

Hi people , I have installed slackware 12.1 . My microphone is not detecting here. I have tried using 'alsamixer' . Still Its not detecting..Plwase tel me the procedure , How to configure microphone so that I can have VOIP..
Old 10-21-2008, 12:55 AM   #2
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When I was trying to get mine working it was hard to tell if it was the software settings or the hardware was not detected.
In the software application u specify the hw address, it might be a dropdown list and for mine i selected #0 HDA Nvidia. but if u can hear sound on HDA 0:0 then there is a 50% chance output is on HDA 0:1
Old 10-21-2008, 01:18 AM   #3
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Please specify sound card from lspci.

Does alsamixer have a slider for the microphone?
Do you have a setting called "mic boost"?
How are you testing the microphone?
Old 10-21-2008, 06:17 AM   #4
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I am using skype.

My sound card is hda-intel ATI Technologies Inc I*P SB4*0 High definition Audio controller.

yes I have slidebar for microphone , I increased it too.. I couldnt get micboost option ..

In skype, Mic test option my microphone is not detecting..
Old 10-21-2008, 06:24 PM   #5
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I'm trying to remember how to get all the extra options up from CLI - in gnome, you access them from the volume control. The mic-boost is not always visible. Sometimes there is a switch to disable it. Sometimes it is not available, period. (You have intel, which is promising, but ATI-fiddled, which is not.)

Open a terminal and enter the following:

uname -r
lsmod | grep snd
lspci -vv

I need the whole output of the first two and the block about your soundcard for the last one. When you copy it over, include the line where you entered the command.

Test the mic in some audio recorder, not skype. Skype is closed source so there is no way to tell what it thinks it is doing.


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