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Old 07-13-2006, 03:06 PM   #1
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Mic not working in 2.6.15

I had my mic working fine in Ubuntu Breezy 5.10, but I deleted my linux install and installed Xubuntu Dapper Drake 6.06.

My sound card is a Realtek AC97 on board.

I will list any info you need, but I just can't get the mic working. Works fine in windows, and worked fine in the previous release.
Old 07-13-2006, 03:56 PM   #2
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Have you unmuted the line in channel?

Perhaps a better explanation of what is not working would help here.
Old 07-14-2006, 12:06 AM   #3
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It simply does not work.

It works perfect in windows, and worked perfect in the previous version of Ubuntu.

I brought up the alsamixer and turned the Mic on, turned it all the way up, turned capture all the way up, made sure nothing was muted, and the mic simply does not input anything in any program I use.

Its not muted, its pluged in, it is turned on in the settings, the volume is maxed for recording...

I don't know what else I could possibly do except recompile alsa, reinstall the operating system or reinstall the previous version of the operating system..
Old 07-14-2006, 11:03 PM   #4
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Any help on this?
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The spec AC97 is just an audio codec standard. On-board sound is controlled by the chipset. The signals from the chipset gets sent over a PHY chip like the Realtek chip. Depending on your chipset. Use either snd-intel8x0, snd-hda, snd-via82xx. On-board sound that contains software connections are a pain in the rear to activate them for audio input and output. I recommend PCI cards like Audiotrak Prodigy 7.1LT or Turtle Beach Santa Cruz.

Some sound cards needs External Amplifier to be unmuted to record or listen to audio that is comming from an external source like a VCR, CD, MIC, etc. Run 'alsamixer -V all' to include all mixer controls.
Old 07-15-2006, 10:43 PM   #6
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Well, this is wierd, and probably won't work for anyone else having this problem, but I seem to have fixed it.

My previoud version of Linux that it worked in was Ubuntu 5.10, this version (not working) was Xubuntu 6.06.

Well, I installed Ubuntu (notice no X), and IT WORKS... I have no clue what the difference is between Xubuntu and Ubuntu besides one using gnome and one using XFCE, but Ubuntu 6.06 works, and Xubuntu 6.06 doesn't.

It might have been a faulty disc or something, but I just installed Ubuntu 6.06 then installed the XFCE desktop, exactly how I had it before, but this time my mic works... and even better than it does in Windows.


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