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    Exclamation Builtin Microphone does not work with Skype

    Hello,

    I am using OpenSuse 11 and my Builtin Microphone does not work with Skype. But the external one works!

    Should I install any driver for that? Or Should i do some settings?

    Thanks in advance.

    Sundar

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    Default Re: Builtin Microphone does not work with Skype

    Quote Originally Posted by sundar22in View Post
    Hello,

    I am using OpenSuse 11 and my Builtin Microphone does not work with Skype. But the external one works!

    Should I install any driver for that? Or Should i do some settings?

    Thanks in advance.

    Sundar
    if you are using gnome, test your settings going to Applications > gstreamer properties. see if all is working fine.

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    Default Re: Builtin Microphone does not work with Skype

    I use KDE. Any help is appreciated.

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    It will be of great help if some one could give some pointers.

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    Default Re: Builtin Microphone does not work with Skype

    Quote Originally Posted by sundar22in View Post
    It will be of great help if some one could give some pointers.
    I do not know Skype, so I can not provide any advice there. None. Also, even if I did know Skype, you have not posted enough information for one do do anything but speculate wildly at a possible solution. I dislike speculation if it is not needed.

    Does your internal microphone work with any applications other than Skype?

    When I test my mic, I typically use a simple arecord command. ie something like
    arecord -d 10 myrecording.wav
    or
    arecord -d 10 -f cd secondrecording.wav
    where "-d 10" sets a 10 second recording. I talk into the mic for the 10 seconds, and then I play back the recording with xine or mplayer or xmms (or any audio playback program).

    Can you post the settings you currently have applied to your mixer (presumably kmix) when trying to get this internal mic to work?




    If your internal microphone does not work with any application, then even more detailed information would be useful. To provide more information, then with your PC connected to the internet, please copy and paste the following into a gnome-terminal or to a konsole:
    Code:
    wget http://home.cfl.rr.com/infofiles/tsalsa && su -c 'bash ./tsalsa'
    when prompted for a password please enter your root password. Please try to accurately answer the question on the number of plugs/jacks on your PC (for example my PC has 3 i/o plugs/jacks). When the script completes it will pass you a URL. Please post that URL here.

    Also, reference your headphone problem, please copy and paste the following, one line at a time, into a gnome-terminal or to a konsole and post the output here.
    rpm -qa | grep alsa
    rpm -qa | grep pulse
    rpm -q libasound2
    uname -a
    cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound

    Its possible with that information, a reasonable recommendation may be possible to be made.

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    Below is my information. If you can help me too.
    I have installed openSuse 11 on MacBook Pro. The built in mic is not working in any application.

    Code:
    shaz-linux:/home/shrinidhi # rpm -qa | grep alsa
    
    alsa-utils-1.0.16-35.1
    alsa-plugins-pulse-1.0.16-57.1
    alsa-oss-1.0.15-48.1
    alsa-plugins-1.0.16-57.1
    alsa-1.0.16-39.1
    alsa-oss-32bit-1.0.15-48.1
    shaz-linux:/home/shrinidhi # rpm -qa | grep pulse
    pulseaudio-esound-compat-0.9.10-26.5
    vlc-aout-pulse-0.9.5-1.4
    libpulsecore4-0.9.10-26.5
    alsa-plugins-pulse-1.0.16-57.1
    libpulse-browse0-0.9.10-26.5
    pulseaudio-0.9.10-26.5
    pulseaudio-module-lirc-0.9.10-26.5
    pulseaudio-module-x11-0.9.10-26.5
    libpulse0-32bit-0.9.10-26.5
    pulseaudio-module-zeroconf-0.9.10-26.5
    pulseaudio-module-gconf-0.9.10-26.5
    libxine1-pulse-1.1.15-44.pm.0
    libpulse0-0.9.10-26.5
    libpulse-mainloop-glib0-0.9.10-26.5
    gstreamer-0_10-pulse-0.9.5-54.1
    pulseaudio-utils-0.9.10-26.5
    pulseaudio-module-bluetooth-0.9.10-26.5
    shaz-linux:/home/shrinidhi # rpm -q libasound2
    libasound2-1.0.16-39.1
    shaz-linux:/home/shrinidhi # uname -a
    Linux shaz-linux 2.6.25.18-0.2-default #1 SMP 2008-10-21 16:30:26 +0200 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    shaz-linux:/home/shrinidhi # cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound
    
    options snd slots=snd-hda-intel
    # u1Nb.2frKzjmhZt4:82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller
    alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel

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    Default Re: Builtin Microphone does not work with Skype

    Quote Originally Posted by cybershastri View Post
    Below is my information. If you can help me too.
    I have installed openSuse 11 on MacBook Pro. The built in mic is not working in any application.
    A Macbook pro ... wow ... I don't know anything about Macs, ... but I can try.

    But I need you to run the tsalsa script to give me more information on your mac's hardware and Linux software config. You can do that by going here and install tsalsa: PackMan :: Package details for tsalsa
    and then with your PC connected to the internet, run it in a gnome-terminal or kde konsole with:
    su -c tsalsa
    and enter root password when prompted. Try answer the questions, but if you can't, simply pressn < enter >

    and if that fails, with your pc connected to the internet, simply copy and paste the following into a gnome-terminal or konsole:
    Code:
    wget http://home.cfl.rr.com/infofiles/tsalsa && su -c 'bash ./tsalsa'
    and again, enter your root password when prompted .... etc ...

    The script will give you a URL (and tell you to post it on #alsa). No need to post it on IRC freenode channel #alsa ... (although you can get help there likely). Instead please post the URL here.

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    Hi,

    Here's the link :
    tsalsa.txt - nopaste.com (beta)

    Regards,
    Shaz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cybershastri View Post
    Thanks. Your macbook has an ALC889A which is very new, and only recently have there being changes to alsa to support this audio hardware codec. I did a search on alsa for your AD889A and I obtained this hit:
    Search results for ALC889A - AlsaProject ... note the updates on that page are all after 1.0.16 of alsa (and you have 1.0.16 on your Mac).

    Hence I recommend you update to 1.0.18 of alsa. To do this update, I recommend, with your macbook connected to the internet, open a gnome-terminal or konsole and type "su" (no quotes - enter root password when prompted) and then copy and paste the follow six commands into that gnome-terminal or a konsole and execute them one at a time:
    Code:
    zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/multimedia:/audio/openSUSE_11.0/ multimedia
    Code:
    zypper install alsa alsa-utils alsa-tools alsa-plugins alsa-plugins-pulse alsa-oss alsa-firmware libasound2
    Code:
    zypper rr multimedia
    Code:
    zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/multimedia:/audio:/KMP/openSUSE_11.0_Update/ multimedia
    Code:
    zypper install alsa-driver-kmp-default
    Code:
    zypper rr multimedia
    Then reboot your Mac and test your sound (checking your mixer).

    If you still have no sound, please run that script again (with the updated alsa installed) and post here the URL

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    Hi,

    I installed the new ALSA drivers.
    But still built-in microphone not working.

    Here is the tsalsa link
    tsalsa.txt - nopaste.com (beta)

    Only difference before and now is that in KMixer, I cant see PCM channel and the volume controls on my keyboard (which used to work using pommed) has stopped working now.

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