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Old 10-05-2005, 11:14 AM   #1
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Mic not working


I was trying to use teamspeak and realised my mic wasn't working also I couldn't hear anything.

I know my sound card works because I can listen to music but I really want my mic to work (I tested it on another program and it doesn't work)

I have the VIA 800 chipset does any one know how I can get my mic to work?
Old 10-06-2005, 09:21 PM   #2
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Use alsamixer to adjust the settings. Some sound modules uses external amplifier to activate audio input devices. Also others need additional settings to set such as ADC to 100%. While other sound cards needs an awkward setting for AC97 mixer setting. The information that you gave does not give me or others any idea to make good suggestions.

I suggest using audacity to help yo set up audio recording.
Old 10-07-2005, 02:40 AM   #3
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I suggest you also try the arecord command line tool
to try your mic. This is "very basic", but good for such a test.
Have you got kmix or aumix
to try to tweak the sound card settings?
Old 10-07-2005, 06:11 PM   #4
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ok i'll try thos btw i have kmix
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Do not use aumix, kmix or any GUI programs. Use alsamixer. Leave out GUI programs until you have properly set up in CLI programs. Though I assume you are using ALSA.

Not all systems are setup properly for arecord to work. Audacity is a good program to have around and a good program to test the recordings of a sound card.


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