I am having trouble getting the microphone to work
on this laptop. The speakers work just fine.
I originally installed Skype, an internet phone.
[Curious ones can look at www.skype.com
I installed ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture)
and Skype and got the speakers to work fine, but not
the microphone. After fiddling with permissions for
/dev/dsp -> /dev/sound/dsp, I logged in as root to
make sure I did not have a permission problem. But
the microphone with Skype still failed.
So now I am trying to see if the microphone would
work for another program, KRec. So far the microphone
is still not working, but it maybe a setup problem.
From KRec handbook:
First you have to select the recording source
in your soundcard. You need your favorite mixer
(KMix), where you should select the source you
need for recording. You also need to configure
the aRts-server for full-duplex (and your
soundcard and drivers should support this too).
If you need to restart aRts you should also
From the handbook, I see I need to configure the
aRts-server for full-duplex. How do I do this?
Also, how do I ensure my soundcard and drivers
Everything in KMix is at the max or near max.
I believe aRts came with this Xandros 2.0
distribution. For your infos, Xandros is
debian-based and many of the system file
include debian lines. Linux kernel is version,
Thanks in advance for your help.
p.s. Fyi, I have a Mercury 700m laptop from
Element Computer. In the Control Center,
Sound Driver: 3.8.la-980706 (ALSA v0.9.8 emulation code)
Kernel: Linux mercury700m 2.4.22-x1 #1 SMP ...date...
Config options: 0
Type 10: ALSA emulation
SiS SI7012 at 0x1c00, irq 5
0: SiS SI7012 (DUPLEX)
Synth devices: NOT ENABLED IN CONFIG
Midi Devices: NOT ENABLED IN CONFIG
7: system timer
0: Realtek ALC200/200P rev 0