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ALC880 Mic does not work

Postby habbish on Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:20 am

Hello
I cannot get working build in microphone and headphone's mic on skype or sound recorder. I almost tried everything and googled many blogs and forums.
I have got Fujitsu-Siemens Pi 1556. :( Please help.

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~ $ cat /proc/asound/cards
 0 [Intel          ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel
                      HDA Intel at 0xb0000000 irq 21


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~ $ lspci | grep -i audio
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)


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~ $ head -n 1 /proc/asound/Intel/codec#*
==> /proc/asound/Intel/codec#0 <==
Codec: Motorola Si3054

==> /proc/asound/Intel/codec#1 <==
Codec: Realtek ALC880


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~ $ amixer
Simple mixer control 'Master',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Limits: Playback 0 - 64
  Mono: Playback 64 [100%] [0.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Headphone',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 64
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 44 [69%] [-20.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 44 [69%] [-20.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'PCM',0
  Capabilities: pvolume
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 255
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 255 [100%] [0.00dB]
  Front Right: Playback 255 [100%] [0.00dB]
Simple mixer control 'CD',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 65
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 52 [80%] [17.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 52 [80%] [17.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'IEC958',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [on]
Simple mixer control 'PC Speaker',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 65
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 0 [0%] [-35.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 0 [0%] [-35.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Capture',0
  Capabilities: cvolume cswitch
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Capture 0 - 35
  Front Left: Capture 35 [100%] [35.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Capture 35 [100%] [35.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Capture',1
  Capabilities: cvolume cswitch
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Capture 0 - 35
  Front Left: Capture 35 [100%] [35.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Capture 35 [100%] [35.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Capture',2
  Capabilities: cvolume cswitch
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Capture 0 - 35
  Front Left: Capture 35 [100%] [35.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Capture 35 [100%] [35.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Caller ID',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [on]
Simple mixer control 'Digital',0
  Capabilities: cvolume
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Capture 0 - 120
  Front Left: Capture 120 [100%] [30.00dB]
  Front Right: Capture 120 [100%] [30.00dB]
Simple mixer control 'Ext Mic',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 65
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 65 [100%] [30.00dB] [off]
  Front Right: Playback 65 [100%] [30.00dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Input Source',0
  Capabilities: cenum
  Items: 'Mic' 'Front Mic' 'Line' 'CD'
  Item0: 'Front Mic'
Simple mixer control 'Input Source',1
  Capabilities: cenum
  Items: 'Mic' 'Front Mic' 'Line' 'CD'
  Item0: 'Mic'
Simple mixer control 'Input Source',2
  Capabilities: cenum
  Items: 'Mic' 'Front Mic' 'Line' 'CD'
  Item0: 'Mic'
Simple mixer control 'Int Mic',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 65
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 65 [100%] [30.00dB] [off]
  Front Right: Playback 65 [100%] [30.00dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Off-hook',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [off]
Simple mixer control 'Speaker',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 64
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 63 [98%] [-1.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 63 [98%] [-1.00dB] [on]
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Re: ALC880 Mic does not work

Postby Husse on Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:37 am

I don't know it it helps for ICH7 but you could try some of the solutions suggested for ICH8
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Re: ALC880 Mic does not work

Postby hotweiss on Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:24 pm

habbish wrote:Hello
I cannot get working build in microphone and headphone's mic on skype or sound recorder. I almost tried everything and googled many blogs and forums.
I have got Fujitsu-Siemens Pi 1556. :( Please help.

Code: Select all
~ $ cat /proc/asound/cards
 0 [Intel          ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel
                      HDA Intel at 0xb0000000 irq 21


Code: Select all
~ $ lspci | grep -i audio
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)


Code: Select all
~ $ head -n 1 /proc/asound/Intel/codec#*
==> /proc/asound/Intel/codec#0 <==
Codec: Motorola Si3054

==> /proc/asound/Intel/codec#1 <==
Codec: Realtek ALC880


Code: Select all
~ $ amixer
Simple mixer control 'Master',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Limits: Playback 0 - 64
  Mono: Playback 64 [100%] [0.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Headphone',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 64
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 44 [69%] [-20.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 44 [69%] [-20.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'PCM',0
  Capabilities: pvolume
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 255
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 255 [100%] [0.00dB]
  Front Right: Playback 255 [100%] [0.00dB]
Simple mixer control 'CD',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 65
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 52 [80%] [17.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 52 [80%] [17.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'IEC958',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [on]
Simple mixer control 'PC Speaker',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 65
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 0 [0%] [-35.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 0 [0%] [-35.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Capture',0
  Capabilities: cvolume cswitch
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Capture 0 - 35
  Front Left: Capture 35 [100%] [35.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Capture 35 [100%] [35.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Capture',1
  Capabilities: cvolume cswitch
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Capture 0 - 35
  Front Left: Capture 35 [100%] [35.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Capture 35 [100%] [35.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Capture',2
  Capabilities: cvolume cswitch
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Capture 0 - 35
  Front Left: Capture 35 [100%] [35.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Capture 35 [100%] [35.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Caller ID',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [on]
Simple mixer control 'Digital',0
  Capabilities: cvolume
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Capture 0 - 120
  Front Left: Capture 120 [100%] [30.00dB]
  Front Right: Capture 120 [100%] [30.00dB]
Simple mixer control 'Ext Mic',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 65
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 65 [100%] [30.00dB] [off]
  Front Right: Playback 65 [100%] [30.00dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Input Source',0
  Capabilities: cenum
  Items: 'Mic' 'Front Mic' 'Line' 'CD'
  Item0: 'Front Mic'
Simple mixer control 'Input Source',1
  Capabilities: cenum
  Items: 'Mic' 'Front Mic' 'Line' 'CD'
  Item0: 'Mic'
Simple mixer control 'Input Source',2
  Capabilities: cenum
  Items: 'Mic' 'Front Mic' 'Line' 'CD'
  Item0: 'Mic'
Simple mixer control 'Int Mic',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 65
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 65 [100%] [30.00dB] [off]
  Front Right: Playback 65 [100%] [30.00dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Off-hook',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [off]
Simple mixer control 'Speaker',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 64
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 63 [98%] [-1.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 63 [98%] [-1.00dB] [on]


I had the same problem... First I had to complete the following steps:

A) Righ-click on the speaker in the task bar and select Open Volume Control.

B) Select Edit from the menu, and then select Preferences.

C) Click on the boxes besides Capture and Capture 1.

D) Now your microphone should be working.

And then I had to try every input device in the Skype options menu by calling echo123.
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Re: ALC880 Mic does not work

Postby Jernau on Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:35 pm

hotweiss wrote:I had the same problem... First I had to complete the following steps:

A) Righ-click on the speaker in the task bar and select Open Volume Control.

B) Select Edit from the menu, and then select Preferences.

C) Click on the boxes besides Capture and Capture 1.

D) Now your microphone should be working.

And then I had to try every input device in the Skype options menu by calling echo123.

I had this same problem and I had to do a step between C & D to get my microphone working...

C-1) The 'Recording' tab should now be visible to the right of the 'Playback' tab - click on the tab and ensure the microphone is enabled (click on the microphone icon if it has a red cross).
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