The integrated microphone does not work! I could not record.

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The integrated microphone does not work! I could not record.

Postby new@linuxmint on Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:04 am

Hi Guys,
I have a problem with my integrated microphone on my laptop. The sound is working properly. As I wanted to open the Sound Recorder under All Applications==> Sound&Video,
the pop up comes and says that I did not made the right configuration in the sound preferences. The Sound Recorder application did not open at all. I have activated all of the choices in
the sound preferences. I have rebooted the system. Now the Sound Recorder does open. but I still can not record. Maybe I have activated all of them but I still could not configure the right one. I have so many choices to choose.

Capture
Capture 1
DAC0
DaC1
Digital
Import0 Mux
Import1 Mux
Mux0
Mux1

Which one should I choose? How can I show which one is the proper one? Can I see it by using a command in terminal?

Please tell me if someone has the same problem. I am really sure that the microphone will work. I can make a call in skype. I can hear the voice from the one with whom I am speaking. but he can not hear me. I mean it must be a configuration problem.

Please tell me how I can troubleshoot this.

Thanks in advance,
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Re: The integrated microphone does not work! I could not record.

Postby slider on Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:34 pm

If you are using ALSA you can type the following in a terminal:
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alsamixer

While in the terminal press F1 for the help menu. It will explain the controls.

For more in depth help run:
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man alsamixer
for the manual pages....
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