Acer Aspire One D260 microphone stopped working

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Acer Aspire One D260 microphone stopped working

Postby SamuraiMark on Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:46 pm

Hi All,

Recently installed Mint 9 Fluxbox edition on my D260 and it has been working out quite well. Considerably more lightweight than Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook edition which I tried first.

Initially audio was working great. Well, playback volume is strangely low, but more importantly, my microphone just stopped working yesterday. I have skype on here and that may be part of my grief. I am able to get audio in through my USB headset but I have to explicitly tell skype to use the USB device. But the mic on the netbook itself just isn't working for me. I've messed around with all the levels in alsamixer, nothing is muted, but no joy.

If anyone has some tips that would be great.

Thanks,
Mark
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Re: Acer Aspire One D260 microphone stopped working

Postby leodelacruz on Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:46 pm

sudo apt-get install pavucontrol gnome-alsamixer alsamixer
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Re: Acer Aspire One D260 microphone stopped working

Postby shengchieh on Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:50 pm

If you were just missing something, maybe leodelacruz figured it out.

If still errorneous (sp?), get some clue. Open a terminal w/ mic setup-ed and try

arecord

followed by

aplay

and see if you see any terminal error message.

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