Trouble w/ microphone and video

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Trouble w/ microphone and video

#1 Postby tartartartartar » Sun May 30, 2010 5:37 pm

Having trouble with my microphone and video on Mepis 8.5 64-bit, using an HP Probook 4720s.

The microphone will work with Skype, but not with KRec. When I say "work", I mean it will record something. The sound quality is terrible, much worse than on windows.

The video will work with Cheese, but not with Skype. Again, "work" means that it records with about half the expected resolution.

I've been running though some solutions online, and nothing seems to help.

Some details:
$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 04f2:b1ac Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 138a:0007 DigitalPersona, Inc
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 03f0:231d Hewlett-Packard
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 1bcf:0007 Sunplus Innovation Technology Inc. Optical Mouse
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

$ lspci | grep -i audio
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 06)
01:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc RV710/730

# modprobe -l | grep intel
kernel/drivers/char/hw_random/intel-rng.ko
kernel/drivers/char/agp/intel-agp.ko
kernel/drivers/mtd/maps/intel_vr_nor.ko
kernel/sound/pci/hda/snd-hda-intel.ko
kernel/sound/pci/hda/snd-hda-codec-intelhdmi.ko
kernel/sound/pci/snd-intel8x0.ko
kernel/sound/pci/snd-intel8x0m.ko
kernel/arch/x86/kvm/kvm-intel.ko
kernel/arch/x86/crypto/crc32c-intel.ko
kernel/arch/x86/crypto/aesni-intel.ko

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used a different distro

#2 Postby tartartartartar » Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:26 am

In case anyone has similar issues w/ an HP ProBook: I tried a couple distro's w/ similar results, including openSUSE. Finally I installed KUbuntu 10.4 instead, everything worked right off the CD, including the ATI graphics driver.

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#3 Postby lucky9 » Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:13 am

I believe this is caused by the XOrg that's used in debian stable. When the debian testing version (which is used in KUbuntu) makes stable this shouldn't be an issue. Which means, check back when Mepis 10 comes along.
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