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I have never needed to use a microphone until now. Running M8.5 on my Fujitsu lappy, but can figure out how to get the mic working.

The mixer does not show a mic volume anywhere, only a mic jack mode drop down box.

Trying to get it to work with google voice.

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First thing you can try is the alsamixer, but there's not that much more from there

When I came across this type of scenario, I found the system required a bit more than a tweak here and there.
1) Kernel upgrade
2) gcc upgrade
3) Alsa lib upgrade
4) xorg upgrade
and the list goes on, so in short, I would try a Mepis 11 Live-DVD

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eppoh wrote:
The mixer does not show a mic volume anywhere, only a mic jack mode drop down box.


From wiki this might help - not sure if it applies to 8.5:
Not all sound channels are shown in the mixer window by default. Open Kmix >>> Settings >>> Configure Channels and then select the channels to show.

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For the record, the User Manual and Wiki is the first place to go.

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Simplest thing to check. Open the konsole, type: alsamixer

see if any sliders are down that should be up or maybe things are muted. I believe alsamixer should be in 8.5

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Here is a shot of that. No mic shown


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In Konsole, what does
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pacmd list-sinks | grep device.description

show,

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Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:21 am
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That Alsamix SS looks like Mike is muted (red?) or is that how it looks when you select it . Also turn up the digital. Use the arrow key to access more options on the Alsamix terminal.


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Danum wrote:
In Konsole, what does
Code:
pacmd list-sinks | grep device.description

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bash: command not found

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eppoh wrote:
Danum wrote:
In Konsole, what does
Code:
pacmd list-sinks | grep device.description

show,


bash: command not found

Install the pulseaudio-utils package.

http://packages.debian.org/search?suite ... ords=pacmd


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