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Old 06-01-2008, 09:14 PM   #1
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Realtek ALC883 Microphone is not being detected.


I have a Realtek ALC883 Sound card, and the microphone is not working. output is:

The output works fine, the input doesn't work (the mic).

On Sound Recorder there are no devices in "Record from input".
On OSS Mixer there is no "Recording" Tab, I just have "Playback".

Here's a screen shot of both applications:

gnome-sound-properties returns an error when I click "Test" on Sound Capture when ALSA is selected:
sound-properties-Message: Error running pipeline 'gconfaudiosrc ! audioconvert ! audioresample ! gconfaudiosink profile=chat': Could not open resource for writing. [gstalsasrc.c(600): gst_alsasrc_open (): /pipeline0/gconfaudiosrc0/bin1/alsasrc0:
I think the following user had the same problem as I:
And this one:

And the first one opted for buying a new mic, and the second one on doing a fresh install on every boot.. so well.

Is there any other solution?

I have alsa-driver-1.0.16 sources but I dont know with which --with-card option I should ./configure it, since I've read that there's (or was) a bug with them at the time of selecting the card when ./configuring it with =all.

Any help will be appreciated.

Old 06-02-2008, 12:50 AM   #2
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According to this thread:

The user got it working with:
snd-hda-intel model=6stack-dig
I have not tried recording with my machine but had other sound issues with a related card (same family but the ALC861VD).

Long and short I found the fix for my issue as a result of changes that were made to the kernel (but seem to be undocumented in the current ALSA documentation since the specific model= I needed (lenovo) was not listed as being an option for my chip). I am running Alsa 1.0.15 (the default for slack).

I say that to let you know if the thread does not fix it, you may just want to keep trying different models= lines until you hit upon one that works.


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