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tb75252
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Input Sound Question

Post by tb75252 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:55 am

I have Linux Mint 19.0 Cinnamon, 64-bit.

I have a Logitech C525 Webcam and a head set attached to my PC. The headset is connected via the front panel 3.5-mm stereo mic/headphone ports. When I test the input sound with Skype, it defaults to the Logitech C525 microphone. I would like it to default to the microphone of my headset. How do I do that?

I have launched the Sound app and, in tab Input, have changed things to "Front Microphone CMI8788 [Oxygen HD Audio] (Virtuoso 66 (Xonar DS))" and at that point my headset microphone works. But as soon as I restart the computer the Sound app shows that things have reverted back to "Microphone HD Webcam C525".

Thanks.

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Re: Input Sound Question

Post by MrEen » Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:29 pm

Hi tb75252. The instructions just under the Contents on this page should get you what you want.

If you need further assistance just ask while also posting the output of the first command it mentions.

EDIT: I'm hoping this works as I don't use Skype and it could be something flaky it is doing. (i.e. Skype might have its own input selector somewhere.)

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Re: Input Sound Question

Post by phd21 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:08 pm

Hi tb75252,

FYI: Install "pulse audio volume control" from the "Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)" (may already be installed check menus). There are some really nice graphical (GUI) programs for sound that start with "Qas", like the fantastic "Qasmixer", in the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM) that you can install and use. Sound "Mixers" can be a little confusing if you are not familiar with them. If you bring up "Qasmixer" and make it fullscreen, on the right side you will have mixer devices where you can control your system sound. If you do not see the mixer devices, hit "F6". The mixer item "sysdefault" will show all installed sound card devices, and you will have various options to adjust various volume controls using "sliders" which you can turn off and on using the "dot" below the volume slider. There are also various other check boxes below that you can use, and depending upon your sound card(s) that sometimes includes headphone checkboxes and or sliders as well, like "Headphone Jack Sense".

QasTools: Applications
http://xwmw.org/qastools/applications.html

The applications included are:
- qasconfig - browser for the alsa configuration tree
- qashctl - mixer for alsa's high level control interface
- qasmixer - desktop mixer with features similar to alsamixer

Qasmixer is a desktop mixer application for alsa's "simple mixer interface" and offers features similar to alsamixer. it also features a sytem tray icon with basic mixer functionality.

Hope this helps ...
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