[SOLVED] Linux Mint 18 - Mic Not Working

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Satori
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[SOLVED] Linux Mint 18 - Mic Not Working

Postby Satori » Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:14 am

This is Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon 64bit on a Macbook Air. The mic on LM 17.3 on the same computer worked fine. But after a fresh install of LM 18 Cinnamon, the mic no longer works.

I've tried essentially all of the recommendations and I'm stuck with a mic that won't work. Maybe I'm missing something. I have tinkered with Pulse Audio Volume Control and still nothing. When I go to Sound -> Input, this is what I see. Whether I click on the Built In Mic or wireless Headset, I am unable to change the volume controls since the slider is not functional at all, and no input is recognized on the Input Level.

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Re: Linux Mint 18 - Mic Not Working

Postby HarryHouTX » Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:49 am

Have you tried turn OFF lock channels together (the little padlock) , check "Set as fallback" and exit in Pulse Audio Volume Control?
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Re: Linux Mint 18 - Mic Not Working

Postby Satori » Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:41 am

Yeah and I tried it again just in case. It's still the same outcome. It's pretty bizarre and I think there has to be a pretty simple solution to this but I can't put my finger on it...

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Re: Linux Mint 18 - Mic Not Working

Postby Satori » Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:51 pm

Any other ideas? Mic is still not working, which makes it impossible to have conference calls when I need to. Thanks in advance!

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Re: Linux Mint 18 - Mic Not Working

Postby trytip » Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:01 pm

delete everything in .config/pulse (except presets folder if you have one) , reboot and try again. sometimes unplugging and plugging back in kickstarts it.
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[SOLVED] Linux Mint 18 - Mic Not Working

Postby Satori » Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:31 am

Seems like deleting that file worked. Thanks!

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Re: [SOLVED] Linux Mint 18 - Mic Not Working

Postby Gladeous » Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:48 pm

How did you delete that code?


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