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Toshiba Built-in Microphone Not Working [Solved]

Postby Josh117 on Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:35 pm

Solution (credit goes to yaye):

1) Install the gnome-alsamixer package.
2) In GNOME ALSA Mixer, increase the values of the Internal Mic and the Internal Boost.
3) Select the internal mic as the recording device.

Note: This may not work for you. I am unable to know due to scepticism.


I have been trying for the last while to get my webcam and microphone working on my laptop and, after getting the webcam to work, all I need yet is to get the mic functioning. Unfortunately, I really have no idea how to do this.

In alsamixer, it includes three sound cards: PulseAudio, Conexant CX20585, and the HDMI card. PulseAudio is the default and includes no mic setting. Conexant does, however. I am thinking that I need to set this to the default, but again, I have no idea how to go about this.

Here is the output to arecord -l as well:

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**** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
card 1: Generic_1 [HD-Audio Generic], device 0: CONEXANT Analog [CONEXANT Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0


Any help is much appreciated. If you need some more info, just let me know.

Josh
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Re: Toshiba Built-in Microphone Not Working

Postby Lendo on Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:19 pm

Are you trying to use it with Skype?
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Re: Toshiba Built-in Microphone Not Working

Postby Josh117 on Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:20 am

Lendo wrote:Are you trying to use it with Skype?


No, I am trying to use it with Audacity, but I will probably use it with Skype and Cheese at some point.
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Re: Toshiba Built-in Microphone Not Working

Postby Lendo on Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:17 pm

To get mine working I had to purge pulseaudio and use only alsa.
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Re: Toshiba Built-in Microphone Not Working

Postby yaye on Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:42 pm

Have you installed the gnome-alsamixer package? What is the model number of the Toshiba laptop? If you have gnome-alsamixer installed, check the level of the microphone and put a checkmark on the box next to "Mix". On my systems, Audacity doesn't record unless I put a check next to "Mix".
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Re: Toshiba Built-in Microphone Not Working

Postby Lendo on Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:24 pm

I've got a P500. And purging pulseaudio was the only thing that worked.
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Re: Toshiba Built-in Microphone Not Working

Postby Josh117 on Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:44 pm

yaye wrote:Have you installed the gnome-alsamixer package?


That did it. Thank you so much!

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Re: Toshiba Built-in Microphone Not Working

Postby yaye on Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:51 pm

Josh117 wrote:
That did it. Thank you so much!

Josh


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