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Old 01-12-2013, 03:06 PM   #1
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Usb microphone with Linux Mint

I was using Fedora with Pulseaudio, and my usb cam/microphone was working fine. Now I'm using Linux Mint 14.1, and I haven't been able to get the microphone working yet. The microphone is recognized though. Pulseaudio is running. However when I run alsamixer, I see a lot of mixers instead of the 3 mixers I had with pulseaudio in Fedora.

I included two screenshots, alsamixer for "capture view" and gui mixer for gnome/cinnamon. Linux sees it through lsusb as well.

The GUI mixer is not detecting any input from the usb microphone nor does skype.
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:41 PM   #2
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I got personally different behaviour between ubuntu 10.04 and archbang re audio.
ubuntu needed some linux backports modules (asus k51ae).
So, no wonder you have different behaviour in 2 different systems.
look at the alsa version: different?
modules loaded different?
overtake the alsa setup from fedora into mint?
hopefully it helps.
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I've got USB speakers to work with Mint, just using the Gnome tool. The microphone is marked on: is the other device marked off? You might find this useful


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