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Hello Conway,I am using audacity to test the microphone. I will check the tab function on the alsa mixer, I haven't tried that. Thanks for that.
Regards, Daron. Conway S. Smith wrote: > On Tue, 18 Sep 2007 21:54:32 +0930 > Daron Ryan <daron.ryan@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:> >> Hi,
>> >> I have recently purchased a microphone / headset but can not get the >> microphone to work. The system is dual boot and the microphone works >> under windows but not Linux. Here some of the details of the system >> >> Distribution: Fedora 64bit >> Audio card: Intel 82801H (ICH8 Family) >> ALSA driver version: 1.0.14. >> >> I have tried adjusting microphone up to maximum volume using >> alsamixer (I assume maximum volume means maximum sensitivity). This >> only causes a hiss when microphone input is played back out again >> with no sign of my voice. What else can I try? >> >> Regards, >> Daron. >>>> >
> What program are you using to test the microphone? Several > applications still use the older OSS instead of the newer ALSA > interface, especially for microphones. ALSA includes OSS > compatibility, but the mixer levels are somewhat separate. Try using > an OSS mixer program, like rexima or aumix, as well as alsamixer, and > make sure that both the OSS & ALSA mixers are set to record from the > microphone & the capture level isn't 0. Also note that in alsamixer > there are separate playback & capture levels for the microphone, as > indicated in the "View:" line towards the top: pressing tab should > cycle them. > > Good luck, > Conway S. Smith>
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